Carla Lewis specialises in international arbitration and public international law, including EU restrictive measures.
Carla has represented a variety of clients in international arbitrations conducted under the rules of major institutions such as the LCIA, ICC and SIAC. She has High Court litigation experience, and regularly advises clients regarding their potential sanctions exposure.
Carla has lived and worked in London, Paris, Dubai and New York, and was seconded to the Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Team at a global bank in Singapore between October 2014 and April 2015.
Carla is admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate in England and Wales. She also supports the Firm's pro bono partnership with the Royal Courts of Justice Citizens Advice Bureau.
- Representing a State-owned diversified investment company in English court proceedings against one of Africa's largest integrated copper producers regarding claims under a settlement agreement
- Advising a multinational integrated oil & gas company in relation to the construction of an oil pipeline in Africa
- Advising an international clearing house concerning the potential EU sanctions implications of a proposed government bond issuance
- Advising a global commodity trader concerning the potential EU sanctions implications of proposed oil contracts to be concluded with a Russian state-owned company
- Advising a Middle-Eastern government-backed construction company in relation to claims brought against it by a contractor
- Representing a Russian transport leasing company in an LCIA arbitration brought against its former CEO for breach of contract
- Advising a consortium of financial institutions regarding potential SIAC arbitration proceedings arising from infrastructure investments in India
- Representing an international engineering and construction company in a Zurich ICC arbitration against a subcontractor in connection with a power process plant in Saudi Arabia
- Acting on behalf of an investment company in twelve parallel LCIA arbitrations concerning carbon emissions reduction projects in Russia
Career and qualifications
- Magdalen College, Oxford (BA, Law with French Law) 2008
- New York University (LLM, International Legal Studies) 2010
- Joined Clifford Chance 2010
- Worked in Clifford Chance's Dubai office 2011
- Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2012
- Obtained Higher Rights of Audience 2014
- Seconded to the Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement Team of a global bank in Singapore 2014
- Worked in Clifford Chance's Singapore office 2015
- LCIA/CIArb Tribunal Secretaries Course 2016
- Senior Associate since 2017
- Young Public International Law Group
- ICC Young Arbitrators Forum
- LCIA Young International Arbitration Group