Derains & Gharavi International

Alexia Descombes

Associate

Biography

NATIONALITY: French
LANGUAGES: French and English
ADMISSION: Paris
OFFICE: Paris

Alexia is an associate at Derains & Gharavi, specialised in international arbitration. Her areas of practice include international commercial disputes and investment arbitration in the fields of oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and merger and acquisitions. Alexia has advised and represented clients in international arbitrations under the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and in ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Alexia is admitted to the Paris bar. She obtained an LL.M from the University of Cambridge, a Master of Business Law from the Sorbonne University and a Master of Commercial Law from Sciences Po Law School.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Since Feb. 2019 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
Jul. 2016 – Dec. 2018 Associate, Hogan Lovells, International Arbitration Department (Paris)
Jan. – June 2016 Intern, Hogan Lovells, International Arbitration Department (Paris)
July – Sep. 2014 Trainee, Herbert Smith Freehills, Dispute Resolution Department (Paris)
Jan. – June 2012 Trainee, Meyer Fabre Avocats (Paris)

EDUCATION

2016 French Lawyer Certificate (CAPA), Paris Bar School
2015 LL.M, University of Cambridge
2014 Master of Business Law, Sorbonne University
2013 Master of Commercial Law, Sciences Po Law School