Lara Elborno focuses on international investment and commercial arbitration. She has also acted as administrative secretary to arbitral tribunals. Lara has represented clients before the Paris Court of Appeal in proceedings challenging arbitral awards and before US federal courts in proceedings seeking enforcement of ICSID awards.

She has experience advising clients pre-disputes and post-awards on available legal remedies. She has also represented both States and companies in arbitral proceedings under the ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL rules. Lara also has experience assisting arbitral tribunals in UNCITRAL/PCA, ICC, and SIAC cases.

Lara is also passionate about pro-bono, serving on the firm’s pro-bono committee. She represents asylum seekers before French asylum jurisdictions as part of a collaboration between DLA Piper and the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP). She is also involved in the firm’s strategic litigation efforts to represent asylum seekers in Samos, Greece in applications before the European Court of Human Rights in conjunction with Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF). She has also advised NGOs on issues like whistleblower rights as well as French prison reform arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.