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Ravi Arora

Ravi Arora

Senior Associate

Ravi advises on a wide range of corporate and financing transactions. 



Ravi has worked in Australia and Japan supporting leading banks, financial institutions, developers, sponsors and listed and unlisted corporations on a variety of corporate projects and financing transactions. 

His exposure to multiple aspects and experience with cross-border elements of large-scale corporate financings, infrastructure projects, complex project financings and corporate restructurings allow him to deliver seamless, timely and commercial advice to clients.

Ravi has undertaken secondments to Rail Projects Victoria (an administrative division of the Victorian Government) as well as a leading Japanese trading company.  These secondments have further enhanced his understanding of the role of in-house legal groups within a business environment, the commercial context of both delivering and relying on legal advice within a business, and his overall commercial acumen.  

Ravi's recent experience includes advising:

  • Australian Unity Limited on corporate and financing aspects of the development of the Peninsula Grange residential aged care facility
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia on the project financing of the Calvary Hospital in South Australia 
  • Vicinity Centres Limited on a variety of matters including debt arrangements, corporate governance, real property transactions, projects and developments 
  • National Australia Bank's Global Infrastructure and Government team on providing finance to support its key clients on a series of acquisitions 
  • lead counsel to the secured lenders on a complex multi-jurisdictional corporate restructuring and refinancing for a distressed borrower




Ravi joined Herbert Smith Freehills in 2013 and has worked in the firm's Melbourne and Tokyo offices.
He holds a bachelor's degree in law from Deakin University and is admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the High Court of Australia.