Rani John, a partner with DLA Piper in Sydney, is a leading investigations and dispute resolution lawyer, with wide-ranging and deep experience in complex, high-profile and large-scale commercial litigation, regulatory investigations and advice work. She is described by clients in Chambers Asia-Pacific as ‘a fierce and determined litigator, noted for her confidence-inspiring tactical instincts and good judgement’, and as a ‘highly intelligent and commercially savvy litigator’ and has been recognised in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Best Lawyers, Benchmark Asia Pacific, Euromoney Expert Guides and Doyles’ Guide as a leading disputes and investigations lawyer. She was also one of 100 women worldwide selected for inclusion in Global Investigation Review’s 2015 survey ‘Women in Investigations’ and is also ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for anti-bribery and corruption, and rated a ‘leading individual’ by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in dispute resolution and in regulatory, compliance and investigations work.
Rani has extensive experience in assisting corporations and senior executives in relation to securities investigations (including for insider trading, breaches of disclosure requirements, market manipulation and breaches of directors’ duties), and competition and antitrust, foreign bribery and fraud investigations. She has assisted clients in responding to compulsory notices, in examinations and hearings before the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the Australian Federal Police, and in litigation by those regulators, as well as follow-on litigation by third parties. She has also assisted clients in navigating governance, media and reputational issues connected with investigations.