Clara is a Partner at Foley Hoag and specializes in advising sovereign States in international disputes with other States, foreign investors and U.S. plaintiffs.
Clara has successfully represented sovereign States before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in disputes involving territorial rights, human rights and environmental harm. She has appeared before the Court in more than seven cases in the last eight years. She also has substantial experience counseling States in boundary disputes before the ICJ, UNCLOS Annex VII arbitral tribunals, and the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS).
In addition, Clara has extensive experience representing sovereigns in investment arbitrations before the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and other prominent arbitral fora. She currently represents Uruguay in an ICSID arbitration brought by Philip Morris challenging the State’s tobacco control regulations.