Rachael Cederwall

Associate
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Rachael is a senior associate in Baker McKenzie's Dispute Resolution practice and is a member of the market-leading trusts disputes and wealth controversy group. Rachael has a broad commercial practice with a focus on complex, multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation related to private wealth.

Prior to joining the firm in January 2020, Rachael worked at a specialist dispute resolution firm in London and, before that, at a leading New Zealand firm.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising an ultra-high net worth individual on long-running, multi-billion-dollar, family trusts dispute, seeking to set aside Bermudian purpose trusts in order to return assets to the family heirs and pursuing related claims in a number of other jurisdictions.

  • Representing an oligarch and associated corporate vehicles in complex multi-party litigation in the commercial court in London involving multiple English and Ukrainian law claims, counterclaims and additional claims pertaining to the disputed ownership of various assets.

  • Acting for a high net worth individual in commercial court proceedings alleging breach of contract and tortious duties of care in relation to the management and commercial charter of a private jet.

  • Advising the wealth management division of a global investment bank on a number of commercial disputes.

  • Acting for a group of claimants seeking to recover losses in relation to a fraudulent investment scheme orchestrated by a partner of a law firm.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • New Zealand Law Society
  • Association of Contentious Trusts & Probate Specialists

Admissions

  • High Court of New Zealand (2013)

Education

  • University of Otago (LLB and BA)
  • College of Law, New Zealand (Professional Legal Studies)

Languages

  • English