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.