Naraya leads W+K’s Marine and Transport team and is known for her astute commercial advice in shipping and transport matters.

Her experience spans casualty crisis management, ship arrests, judicial sales of vessels, cargo claims, marine insurance advisory work, logistics and chain of responsibility advisory work, and charterparty litigation and negotiation. Naraya also advises on cross-border transactions (including Incoterms, sales contracts and world trade and sanctions issues) and insolvency in a shipping context.

More broadly, Naraya advises on construction and property disputes, including disputes relating to delay claims, modifications, acceleration, defects and security for payments adjudications.

Naraya is an author of the Australian chapter in The Legal 500: Shipping Country Comparative Guide, 2nd edition.

  • Acting for an insurer following the Xin Tai Hai’s collision with and sinking of another vessel, the B Oceania. The matter involved resisting a stay application in favour of limitation proceedings in China and advising on forum non conveniens, limitation of liability conventions and anti-suit injunctions (while at another firm).
  • Acting for an international container terminal in a construction dispute regarding high value rectification works to tunnels and drains (while at another firm).
  • Acting for cargo owners (major motor vehicle company) in a claim for vehicles damaged during a storm whilst stored at Port Kembla storage yard. The matter involved issues of indemnity under a marine insurance policy and subsequent cost recovery (while at another firm).
  • Acting for the owners of the container ship company in claims against the shippers of containers stuffed with scrap lithium ore batteries loaded in Sydney, Australia that exploded and caught fire during the vessel’s call at Colombo, Sri Lanka (while at another firm).
  • Acting for a shipping company regarding a collision at Port Botany between two vessels (while at another firm).
Areas of Expertise
  • Marine + Transport

Industry Representation
  • Marine + Transport
  • Construction + Infrastructure

Professional Affiliations
  • National Committee member (volunteer) Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA Australia) from 2013 and continuing – the purpose of the organisation is to support and empower women within the maritime industry)
  • Vice President of the Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand (MLAANZ)