Christina Trahanas

Date of admission to the Bar

Areas of practice
Christina accepts briefs in all areas of law, including:

  • Administrative & public law
  • Appellate practice
  • Arbitration
  • Class actions
  • Commercial law
  • Constitutional law
  • Environment, planning & property law
  • Equity
  • Insolvency
  • Public & private international law


Christina was admitted to practice in NSW in 2009, in New York in 2015 and in New Zealand in 2020.

Christina has a wide-ranging practice in commercial law and public law. She appears both led and unled, and is regularly briefed on large and small matters and appellate and trial 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 QC, and as Tipstaff to Justice John Basten in the Supreme Court of NSW.


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