Derains & Gharavi International

About us

Derains & Gharavi International is a network bringing together lawyers in Paris, Washington and Beirut dedicated to the resolution of international disputes by means of arbitration, and handling a broad spectrum of commercial and foreign investment disputes that arise out of business activities in a wide variety of sectors, all over the world. Our teams bring together specialized expertise and experienced lawyers from numerous jurisdictions, who are internationally recognized as leading professionals. Our lawyers frequently act as arbitrator, counsel and consultant before arbitral tribunals and before supra-national tribunals.

Derains & Gharavi International originates from the firm Derains & Gharavi, founded in 2009 in Paris, the cradle of arbitration. The firm’s team, along with those based in Washington and Beirut, seamlessly handle cases all over the world and in a variety of different languages. We often combine our expertise with that of long-standing local partners around the globe, allowing us to select and work only with the best in the business. Depending on the particular requirements of a case, we tailor the team and select the best practitioners, experts and academics in every jurisdiction.

We have served as arbitrators or counsel in over 500 cases under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, such as the ICC, LCIA, AAA/ICDR, SCC, CAM, CRCICA, NAI, DIAC, SIAC, Swiss Chambers and ICSID, as well as in UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.

Our lawyers act as counsel for States, companies and investors before institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals, as well as before supra-national tribunals. We are specialists in the field of commercial law, investment law and public international law. The decades of joint experience, our pro-active thinking and our team work enable us to devise procedural strategies that have proven to be highly successful in achieving our clients’ objectives. We also act as counsel in pre, para and post-arbitration proceedings, including in actions aimed at obtaining injunctive relief, interim measures, annulment and the enforcement of arbitral awards.

In addition to the highest professional standards and wealth of experience, clients can count on us for our commitment and devotion to their cases and business interests. In order to achieve the best possible results, we include our clients in our team so as to ensure optimal communication, cooperation and efficiency. Due to our critical mass, our independent status and our efficiency, we are able to offer clients flexibility in fee arrangements and client services, tailored to their needs.

We also act regularly as consultants or as experts in arbitration law or public international law matters before courts, national and international arbitral tribunals.