Christina Trahanas

Date of admission to the Bar

Christina was admitted to practice in NSW in 2009 and in New York in 2015.

Christina has a wide-ranging commercial law and public law practice. She has experience in commercial disputes, class actions, judicial review proceedings, regulatory matters, planning and environmental law, and international law. She appears in a variety of courts and tribunals, including the Supreme Court of NSW, the Federal Court and the Land and Environment Court, in interlocutory hearings, and trial and appellate matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Christina was an associate in the International Arbitration Group at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in New York, where she specialised in large and complex international arbitrations, particularly in the construction, banking, mining and energy sectors. Christina also previously worked for the Office of International Law at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and in the Government Law Group of the NSW Crown Solicitor’s Office. In addition, she served as Research Director to the former Chief Justice of NSW, James Spigelman AC KC, and as Tipstaff to Justice John Basten in the Supreme Court of NSW.

Christina accepts briefs in all areas of law, including:

  • Administrative & public law
  • Appellate practice
  • Arbitration
  • Class actions
  • Commercial law
  • Constitutional law
  • Environment & planning law
  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Public & private international law
  • Trade practices and competition law


  • Master of Laws (New York University)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) (UNSW)
  • Bachelor of International Studies in Languages with Distinction (UNSW)