Derains & Gharavi
Derains & Gharavi is a Paris based boutique law firm, specialized in the field of commercial arbitration, investment arbitration and public international law, handling exclusively international arbitrations and arbitration-related litigations. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has consistently been recognized for the high quality of its work, the expertise of its lawyers, and its successful track record in high profile cases.
Derains & Gharavi has handled a broad spectrum of investment and commercial arbitrations. At present, the partners of Derains & Gharavi act as counsel and serve as arbitrator in over 100 active arbitrations, conducted under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, such as the ICC, LCIA, DIFC/LCIA, PCA, AAA/ICDR, SCC, CAM, CRCICA, NAI, DIAC, SIAC, Swiss Arbitration Centre, CAS, ADCCAC, KCAB, and ICSID (including annulments before ad hoc committees), as well as in UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations. In addition, the firm’s partners serve in institutional roles at leading arbitral institutions worldwide, widely publish and speak at conferences each year.
Derains & Gharavi also handles a large number of cases as counsel in arbitration-related litigations, including in actions aimed at obtaining injunctive relief, interim measures, annulment, and the enforcement of arbitral awards before local courts, particularly before French and Dutch courts.
The Derains & Gharavi team comprises lawyers from diverse legal, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, allowing it to tailor the teams to the specific needs of each individual case. Within the firm, English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Farsi, Dutch, German, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, and Turkish are used on a daily basis. In case particular local law expertise is required, Derains & Gharavi teams up with long-standing local partners around the globe, allowing the firm to select and work only with the best in the business.
As counsel in investment and commercial cases, Derains & Gharavi has represented and represents a variety of States, such as the Arab Republic of Egypt, Qatar, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of India, the Republic of the Sudan, Romania; international organizations; multinational corporations, such as Airbus, Alcatel/Nokia, IMAL, Invista, the RTL Group, Thales, TRASTA Energy Limited (a UAE company of the Al-Ghurair Group), Veolia, the Vinci Group, WeBuild S.p.A. (previously Salini Impregilo S.p.A.); and high-net worth individuals, such as Messrs. Devincci Hourani and Issam Hourani, Sheikh Ahmed Farid, Sheikh Al Jaber, and Mr. Alghanim, among others