Derains & Gharavi International

Ali Al-Khasawneh



NATIONALITY: Jordanian and Italian
LANGUAGES: English, Arabic and French
ADMISSION: England & Wales, Jordan and Paris (Directive 98/5/EC)

Ali is an associate at Derains & Gharavi specialised in international arbitration. His areas of practice include the investment treaty, construction, energy, commercial, telecommunications and maritime sectors. Ali has acted as counsel in arbitral proceedings under the rules of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID), in addition to the UNCITRAL Rules.

Prior to joining Derains & Gharavi, Ali was a legal counsel at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Ali also worked at the Dubai office of a leading international law firm and has litigation experience before the Jordanian and UAE courts.

Ali holds an advanced LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University and a bachelor’s degree in Law and Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London. Ali is admitted in England and Wales (Solicitor, 2018; Barrister, non-practicing, 2008) and in Jordan (2010).


Since Apr. 2018 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
2016-2018 Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague
2011-2015 Lawyer, Construction Advisory and Disputes department, Pinsent Masons LLP, Dubai
2008-2011 Trainee, Ali Sharif Zu’bi Advocates & Legal Consultants, Amman, Jordan


2016 Advanced LLM in Public International Law, Leiden University, the Netherlands
2008 Bar Vocational Course (BVC), University of Law, London
2007 Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law, London
2005 BA (Hons) Law and Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, London


“The 2012 Saudi Arbitration Law: A Comparative Examination of the Law and its Effect on Arbitration in Saudi Arabia”, in Santa Clara Journal of International Law, Vol. 13, Issue 2 (2015), co-authored with F. Nesheiwat

"The Eritrea - Yemen Arbitration Awards 1998 and 1999", PCA Award Series (2005), Arabic Translation Guest Editor

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