Rini Rashid

Rini Rashid

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Rini joined Baker McKenzie after six years with the Canadian government, having worked on Brexit policy, as well in trade and tax litigation. She obtained her legal training with the Canadian government with the Trade Law Bureau and the Department of Justice. Her background in trade matters spans legal advisory, litigation and policy, having worked on free trade agreements, WTO litigation on market access and trade remedies issues. Prior to joining the Canadian government, she was a government affairs associate at one of Canada's most recognizable brands.

Practice Focus

Rini advises on customs, WTO and trade remedies, as well as product regulation and supply chain matters.

Representative Legal Matters

Before joining Baker McKenzie, Rini handled the following: 

  • Advised on US – Tuna II (Mexico) (DS381) (third party), and Canada – Welded Pipe (DS482) as a member of Canada's WTO litigation teams
  • Conducted more than 50 hearings (with 8 reported decisions), as counsel with the Canadian Department of Justice, in the Tax Court of Canada and Federal Court of Canada.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb) - Associate Member 
  • TradeExperettes - Member (2021) 

Admissions

  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2022)
  • Ontario~Canada (Barrister & Solicitor) (2017)

Languages

  • Bengali
  • English
  • French
  • Hindi
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