Derains & Gharavi International


The teams of Derains & Gharavi International currently consist of 21 lawyers, comprising 5 partners, 3 counsel and 13 associates spread between Paris and Beirut. Our size and reputation have been growing steadily since the creation of the network’s first firm, Derains & Gharavi, in Paris. One of the keys to our growing success is our team of talented lawyers. They are qualified in numerous jurisdictions, they have gained solid experience in leading arbitration practices around the world and they speak over ten languages in total.

Our clients bring complex disputes and issues to our firm. These disputes are highly diverse, they concern many different industries and business sectors and they almost always involve cross-border aspects. That is why our team is made up of lawyers from a range of different legal and cultural backgrounds. Our clients come from all corners of the world. Therefore, so do we. The world is literally our playground.

We involve our clients by making them part of our case teams and by working closely together. Each team member has his or her responsibilities and in the course of an arbitration many opportunities arise in which legal expertise, case management skills and client care skills are tested and further developed.

In order to adequately staff our ever-growing caseload, we are constantly looking for new talent. Are you driven to perform to the highest professional standards in the international arbitration world? We welcome qualified lawyers with experience in the field of international arbitration, academic accomplishment and technical excellence. Lawyers who are sensitive to the commercial realities in which clients operate, who are capable of analyzing the relevant issues and who are ready to come up with creative but rock-solid legal solutions. We want to work with people who radiate energy and enthusiasm and have the requisite language and communication skills.

Please contact us and let us know what you can bring to our team.

Current career opportunities

The Paris office of Derains & Gharavi International is looking for:

a native Russian speaker trainee

The candidate should also be perfectly fluent in English and understand French, and have studied international dispute resolution (level Master II).

a mid-level associate

The candidate should be perfectly fluent in English and French and should have at least four years of experience in private practice, focused on international dispute resolution. A command of additional languages (including, in particular, Russian, Spanish or Dutch) will be appreciated.

a senior associate

The candidate should be perfectly fluent in English and French and have at least six years of arbitration experience at a law firm doing counsel work, including, in particular, investment arbitration.


Please apply by sending a letter of motivation and your CV ONLY TO OUR OFFICE MANAGER, Ms Isabelle Stefani. Applications sent to partners and/or associates shall not be taken into account.

Derains & Gharavi
Isabelle Stefani
25, rue Balzac
F-75008 Paris
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