Derains & Gharavi International


The team of Derains & Gharavi currently consists of 18 lawyers, comprising 6 partners and 12 associates. Our size and reputation have been growing steadily since its creation. 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.


All internship applications should be sent only to Katia Nedjari, at Please note that applications sent to the partners of the firm will not be considered.

Current career opportunities

Derains & Gharavi is looking for:


We are looking to expand our team with both mid-level (+ 4 years) and senior associates (+ 6 years) with demonstrable experience as counsel in investment (80%, representing both States and investors) and commercial arbitration cases (20%).

Are you an experienced arbitration practitioner, fluent in English (additional languages are a +), passionate about the work and looking to take on real responsibility within a firm that is able to offer a steady case load of exciting and challenging investment and commercial arbitration cases within the setting of an excellent team with ample room for professional/career growth? We are keen to get in touch with you !

Please send your applications only to: Please note that applications sent to other partners of the firm will not be considered.


Profile: 7 + effective experience as counsel in both investment and commercial arbitration at one of the leading arbitration firms, fluent in English, passionate about arbitration – other languages, common law degree, and academic experience or interest are a plus.

Job description: counsel in State-to-State, investor-State and commercial arbitrations with commensurate responsibility and visibility.

Our offer: Attractive financial package with attention to professional development and possibility of internal growth.

Confidentiality of applications ensured. Apply directly to Please note that applications sent to other partners of the firm will not be considered.

For open associate positions at our Firm, click here.