Derains & Gharavi International

Claire Bentley



NATIONALITIES: American and French
LANGUAGES: English and French
ADMISSION: New York and Paris

Claire is an associate at Derains & Gharavi specialising in commercial and investment treaty arbitration. In addition to advising clients during the pre-arbitral phase, Claire has acted in ad hoc and institutional proceedings conducted under the rules of the ICC, DIFC-LCIA, DIAC and UNCITRAL. Her practice covers a range of sectors, including aviation, banking, construction and infrastructure, energy, insurance, public procurement and real estate.

A national of the United States and France, Claire is bilingual and holds a dual degree in common law (J.D.) and civil law (B.C.L.) from the Faculty of Law at McGill University. She is dual qualified in New York and Paris.


Since January 2024 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
July 2020–December 2023 Associate, Dispute Resolution Group, Bird & Bird (Paris)
January 2019-June 2020 Trainee, Dispute Resolution Group, Bird & Bird (Paris)


2018 Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Bachelor of Civil Law (B.C.L.), McGill University, Faculty of Law (Montréal)
2014 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science (with Honours), McGill University (Montréal)