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Raffaela Pisano
|Special Counsel

Raffaela (Raff) Pisano has a strong commercial and insurance litigation as well as policy drafting practice.

Raff works for corporate clients in the insurance and financial services industries.

Raff's commercial and insurance litigation practice focuses on professional indemnity and directors and officers' liability claims. She also has significant experience in insolvency and banking and securities litigation, which has included a full range of applications in the Supreme Court commercial and corporate lists and the Federal Court associated with various Corporations Law matters. She also has significant experience in insurance policy drafting.

Raff brings to her practice work practical insurance experience, having worked with Sedgwick Group Plc in London and as an insurance claims investigator for Sterling Associates Pty Ltd.

Her practice spans all court jurisdictions, with a focus on the superior courts, and involving alternative dispute resolution.

Raff's long standing clients include Catholic Church Insurances Ltd, Marsh Pty Ltd, Resource Underwriting Pacific Pty Ltd and ANZcover Insurance Pty Ltd.

An experienced speaker, Raff has delivered seminar papers to a variety of professional associations, including the Australian Corporate Lawyers' Association and the Australian Professional Indemnity Group, as well as contributing to a number of insurance-related journals.

Raff is the immediate past President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance, a member of the Comcover Advisory Council,a member of the committee of the Victorian branch of the Australian Insurance Law Association Inc,a member of the committee and Public Officer of the Victorian Reinsurance Discussion Group Inc and a member of the committee of the General Claim Forum. Raff is also a member of the Australian Professional Indemnity Group Inc, the Law Institute of Victoria and the National Product Liability Association Inc.

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2014