Léa Defranchi is a civil law trained attorney who focuses on international arbitration and dispute resolution. Léa works across Akin Gump offices primarily on complex construction and engineering projects in the global energy and infrastructure sectors. Léa has acted on arbitrations conducted under the major arbitration rules. She also has experience with procedural laws of a number of countries including Switzerland, Sweden, France and the Middle East. Lea’s subject matter expertise includes arbitrators’ conflicts of interest and duties of disclosure under Swedish law and soft law; security for costs under the UNCITRAL Rules 1976 and clarification and correction of arbitral awards. She advises on issues relating to liquidated damages, variations, non-conformance reports, concurrent delay and design obligations. She is the co-author of several publications covering international arbitration and construction topics. Léa is a member of Arbitral Women. She is a practising lawyer registered with the Paris Bar.