Derains & Gharavi International

Krystel Bassil



NATIONALITY: Lebanese and American
LANGUAGES: Arabic, English and French
OFFICE: Beirut

Krystel Bassil is an associate at Derains & Gharavi, specialised in international arbitration. She has participated in arbitral proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the rules of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).

Krystel holds an LL.M. Masters of Law Degree from SOAS, University of London, with a focus on: Alternative dispute resolution, Islamic law, Law and societies in the MENA region, Foundations of comparative law and Economical approaches to law. She is admitted to the Beirut Bar.


Since 2016 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Beirut)
2015 Legal Intern, Derains & Gharavi (Beirut)
2015 Project Coordinator of the Human Rights Centre, Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)
2014 Legal Intern, Boustany Law Offices (Beirut)
2013 Legal Intern, Office of Legal Affairs, United Nations (New York)
2013 Legal Intern, Human Rights Watch (London)


Since 2015 Tutor in Administrative Law, Faculty of Law of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)


2013 LL.M. (with honours) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London, SOAS (London)
2012 Bachelor’s Degree in Law, and Masters’ Degree in General Public Law from the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon)
2012 Bachelor’s Degree in Political Sciences from the Université Saint-Joseph of Beirut (Lebanon)