Biography

Lara Kuehl has a broad commercial chancery practice covering commercial, financial services, insolvency, trusts and property litigation. Lara appears regularly in interlocutory hearings, trials and appeals. She has appeared in her own right in the High Court and county courts in a number of commercial, insolvency and property matters. Lara has particular experience of matters with an international element and has appeared as an advocate, both led and as sole counsel, in courts and arbitrations in a number of jurisdictions.

Before transferring to the Bar, Lara qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and as a solicitor-advocate in 2008. She has worked as an associate in the international disputes practices of two top US law firms and as a senior associate for two years in the Cayman Islands office of a leading offshore firm. As a result, Lara has been involved in a number of significant commercial and insolvency cases.

She has a particular interest in shareholder disputes, claims against directors and other fiduciaries, cross-border fraud matters and jurisdictional challenges. Lara also has considerable experience of complex financial products and litigation involving hedge funds, private equity structures and other alternative investment vehicles, including related insolvency and company law issues.

In international arbitration, Lara has represented clients in matters heard under ICC, LCIA, UNCITRAL and SIAC rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb).

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Areas of Practice

Commercial
  • Year Qualified

    2007

    Education

    Durham University, LLB
    King’s College London, LLM Corporate and Commercial Law

    Memberships

    Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators