Lara is an international criminal lawyer specialising in corporate and financial crime, anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, extradition (including INTERPOL Red Notices) and mutual legal assistance law.
Lara has previously worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals at the Hague, Netherlands, where she assisted Senior Appeals Counsel in the preparation and drafting of Appellate filings in respect to complex international criminal law proceedings.
Lara brings unique expertise to her practice in white collar crime, having acquired a strong corporate and tax dispute background from prior experiences at an Australian top-tier corporate and commercial law firm and a leading professional services firm.
Lara has a passion for public international law, having previously worked at NGOs in Australia and Malaysia where she was involved in public interest advocacy and capacity building. This included reporting on States’ accountability under international legal frameworks and working with lawyers to assist with the enhanced implementation of international law domestically.
The Legal 500 Country Comparative Guide to Bribery & Corruption – Exclusive co-author of Australia chapter
Thomson Reuters Practical Law: Financial Crime in Australia – Exclusive co-author
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Business Crime 2022 – Exclusive co-author of Australia chapter
Lexology GTDT Government Investigations 2022 – Contributed to Australia chapter
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Anti-Money Laundering 2021 – Contributed to Asia-Pacific chapter
International Criminal Law Masterclass 2021 – Association of Defence Counsel Practising Before the International Courts and Tribunals
Public International Law Course 2021 – The Hague Academy of International Law
ACAMS AML & Anti-Financial Crime Australasia Conference (2022)
Memberships and Associations
Law Society of New South Wales
High Court of Australia Registered Practitioner
Extradition Lawyers Association
Law Council of Australia – International Law Division
NSW Young Lawyers – International Law Committee and Human Rights Committee