Derains & Gharavi International

Sophie Davin



LANGUAGES: French,  English and Spanish
ADMISSION: New York, Paris (pending), Madrid (pending)

Sophie 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 energy and construction. Sophie has advised clients in proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) as well as the UNCITRAL rules.

Sophie is admitted to the New York bar. She obtained an LL.M from New York University School of Law, and a joint Masters Degree in International Economic Law from the University of Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne and the City University of Hong Kong.


Since August. 2019 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
2018 – 2019 Juriste, International Arbitration and Public International Law, Three Crowns LLP (Paris)
2017 – 2018 Trainee, International Arbitration, Shearman & Sterling (Paris)
2017 Trainee, International Arbitration, Allen & Overy (Paris)
2016 Legal Intern, Office of Legal Affairs (Treaty Section), United Nations (New York)


2016 LL.M, International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration – New York University School of Law
2014 Master II / LL.M., International Economic Law, Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University / City University of Hong Kong
2013 Master I, International Business Law, Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne University
2011 LL.B – Aix-Marseille University


“Enforcement of ICSID Awards in the United States: Should the ICSID Convention Be Read as Allowing a ‘Second Bite at the Apple’?” published in the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics (July 2016).

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