Rachel Rouyanian
Special Counsel
I'm a specialist financial litigation and insolvency lawyer with a particular focus on consumer recovery and commercial advisory matters. Over the past decade, I have acted for Australia's four major banks, and some regional banks, in a range of disputes including contested litigation, stream retail collections, and secured and unsecured recoveries.
  • +61 7 3119 6436
  • +61 408 074 876

I also have broad commercial litigation experience including complex insolvency litigation, property disputes and in regulatory compliance matters for educational institutions.

I take pride in developing trusted relationships with clients – delivering service which displays technical excellence with a pragmatic focus. I am committed to achieving practical, commercial solutions for clients, including by utilising alternative dispute resolution strategies to achieve commercial outcomes at an early stage.

Career highlights

  • Financial litigation: acting on behalf of financial institutions in a broad range of customer disputes.
  • Retail collections: acting on behalf of financial institutions in retail collections recoveries, including managing complex and sensitive customer disputes.
  • AFCA complaints: advising in relation to AFCA complaints, including drafting submissions and preparing for conciliation conferences.
  • Insolvency: acting on behalf of financiers and insolvency practitioners in various receiverships, administrations, liquidations and security enforcement matters.
  • Expertise in general commercial litigation across a range of different industries.
  • Managing a high volume of contentious financial litigation matters.
  • Successfully defending financial institutions against allegations of misconduct.
  • Acting in complex insolvency matters involving the construction of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) with respect to competing priority issues.
  • Assisting higher education and vocational education and training providers in regulatory compliance matters;
  • Significant community investment and pro bono work, including acting in a number of elder abuse matters for disadvantaged individuals and providing pro bono legal advice in the Homeless Persons Legal Clinic and QCAT Self-Representation Service.