Signature Litigation’s Paris office announces the promotion of Senior Associate Ela Barda to Counsel

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Ela Barda

Signature Litigation’s Paris office today announces the promotion of Senior Associate Ela Barda to Counsel.


Ela Barda took up her new position on 1 July 2023.

Ela Barda has focused her practice on commercial and international litigation and has developed a specific expertise in enforcement proceedings, with respect to recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards. She has acquired a sharp expertise in the representation of internet platforms and assists several e-commerce and on-line services providers in their litigation before the French Courts. Ela Barda is also recognised as an aviation litigation expert, being ranked as a “recommended lawyer” in the field in Legal 500.

She holds a business law master from Paris Dauphine-PSL University and a master-MBA in business law and management from Paris Panthéon-Assas University. She also has an LL.M from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Partner Thomas Rouhette congratulates Ela: “We are delighted to promote Ela to Counsel. She has successfully displayed her expertise in key areas of our litigation practice and has become an essential member of the team. She is committed to the firm’s clients and to our core values.”

Commenting on her promotion, Ela said: “I am honoured by this promotion and feel privileged to be able to develop my career alongside talented colleagues, within an organisation that values its teams. I am proud to be able to contribute to the growing success of our firm on the Paris market in the service of our clients, whose trust I am grateful for.”

Ela Barda was admitted to the Paris Bar in 2014 and has been an associate in the Paris litigation team of Hogan Lovells for 4 years, before joining Signature Litigation upon is launch on the Paris market in 2019.

This news has been published in Le Monde du Droit.

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