Derains & Gharavi International

Ahmed Habib

Associate

Biography

NATIONALITY: Egyptian and French
LANGUAGES: Arabic, English and French
ADMISSION: Paris and Cairo
OFFICE: Paris

Ahmed is an associate at Derains & Gharavi, specialised in international arbitration. He has acted in institutional arbitration proceedings conducted under several arbitration rules (notably ICSID, ICC, CRCICA, DIAC, LCIA and PCA) as well as in ad hoc proceedings conducted notably under the rules of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Ahmed has represented clients, including States, in arbitration proceedings governed by civil law and common law as well as in post-arbitration proceedings. He has handled arbitrations related to disputes in a wide range of industries, particularly in the sectors of sales, commodities, defence, energy, oil & gas, construction, hotel management, telecommunications, transport, aeronautics, industrial transfers, corporate, joint ventures, banking & finance and waste management.

Ahmed has also advised clients prior to the initiation of arbitration proceedings and has conducted settlement negotiations.

Ahmed holds an LL.M. in Private International Law and International Trade Law from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, an LL.B. in international business law from the Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University and an LL.B. in law from the Cairo University.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since May 2020 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
2012 – 2020 Associate, international dispute resolution, Leboulanger & Associés (Paris)
2011 Intern, international dispute resolution, Leboulanger & Associés (Paris)
2010 Trainee lawyer at the Cairo Bar Association

EDUCATION

2013 Member of the Paris Bar Association
2011 LL.M. (Master 2) in Private International Law and International Trade Law (with Honours, Eiffel Scholar), Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University
2010 Member of the Cairo Bar Association
2010 Bachelor of Laws (Maîtrise) in International Business Law (with High Honours, Valedictorian), Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University
2010 Bachelor of Laws (Maîtrise, with High Honours, Valedictorian), Cairo University

MEMBERSHIPS

Publications

« Interim Measures in International Arbitration – An Arab Perspective », Yearbook of Private International Law, Volume 21 (2019/2020), pp. 259-278, co-author with Karim El Chazli.  

“The New French Arbitration Rules under the 13th January 2011 Decree”, 20 (June 2013) Journal of Arab Arbitration, pp. 5-27, co-author with Sally El Sawah.

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