Derains & Gharavi International

Lara Elborno



NATIONALITY: American and French
LANGUAGES: English, French and Arabic
ADMISSION: Paris, Illinois

Lara Elborno is an associate at Derains & Gharavi specialised in international arbitration. She has participated in arbitral proceedings under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), as well as ad-hoc proceedings under the UNCITRAL Rules. She has served as administrative secretary to the Arbitral Tribunal and taken part in arbitration-related proceedings before the French courts and the U.S. Federal District Courts. She has also advised clients on compliance with U.S. and E.U. sanctions regimes.

Lara obtained a D.U. Droit de l’arbitrage interne et international from the University of Montpellier, a LL.M. in European Law from the University of Paris II – Panthéon Assas and a J.D. with a Certificate in International Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She is admitted to the Paris and Illinois Bars.


Since May 2017 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
2014 – 2016 Associate, Winston & Strawn, International Arbitration (Paris)
2014 Intern, International Chamber of Commerce (Paris)
2013 Intern, Dentons (Paris)
2011 Judicial Extern for the Honorable Blanche M. Manning, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Chicago)


Since Oct. 2016 Lecturer on UK Constitutional Law at the University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas


2015 D.U., Droit de l’arbitrage interne et international, University of Montpellier
2013 LL.M., in European Law, University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas
2012 J.D., Certificate in International Law, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
2009 B.Sc., Psychology, University of Iowa
2009 B.A., French & Arabic, University of Iowa



Co-author of the report on Jordan’s BITs for GAR

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