Derains & Gharavi International

Stefan Dudas



LANGUAGES: Romanian, English and French
ADMISSION: Bucharest and Paris (Directive 98/5/EC)

Stefan is an associate at Derains & Gharavi specialised in international arbitration. His areas of practice include the construction, energy and foreign investments sectors. He has more particularly dealt with disputes related to the construction and maintenance of transport infrastructure, FIDIC construction, plant engineering industries, real estate and gas pricing. He has acted as counsel and as administrative secretary in arbitral proceedings under the rules of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), the Vienna International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), the German Institution for Arbitration (DIS) and UNCITRAL.

Stefan holds a Master of Laws from the Stockholm University, an LL.B from the Bucharest University and is currently a Ph. D. candidate in international arbitration at the University of Vienna. He has authored numerous articles and is a frequent lecturer in international arbitration. Stefan is admitted to the Bucharest Bar and registered with the Paris Bar (Directive 98/5/EC).


Since Oct. 2016 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
2014 – 2016 Managing Associate, International Arbitration Group, Musat & Associates (Bucharest)
2013 – 2014 Associate, International Arbitration, Andreas Reiner & Partners (Vienna)
2012 – 2013 Trainee, International Arbitration Group, Shearman & Sterling (Paris and Frankfurt am Main)
2008 – 2011 Associate, Dispute Resolution, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen SCA (Bucharest)


Since 2014 Visiting Lecturer on international arbitration at the University of Bucharest


2012 Master of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration Law, LL.M. (with honors), Faculty of Law of the Stockholm University
2008 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (with honors), Faculty of Law of the Bucharest University



“Treaty Counterclaims under the ICSID Convention” in “ICSID Convention after 50 years. Unsettled Issues”, Crina Baltag Eds. Kluwer International, 2017

"Setting aside of arbitral awards" in "Arbitration in Romania - a practitionner's guide", Wolters Kluwer, 2016, eds. Crenguta Leaua & Flavius A. Baias

“A Sovereign’s Broken Promise: the Golden Ticket to a Billion-Dollar Award?”, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 21 June 2016

“Provisional suspension of enforcement of arbitral awards. Admissibility”, Romanian Jurisprudence Review 1/2015

“Annulment of awards” in Arbitration in Romania, C. Leaua and F. A. Baias eds. Kluwer International, 2015

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