Derains & Gharavi International

Elena Mitu



LANGUAGES: Romanian,  English and French
ADMISSION: New York and Paris

Elena is an associate at Derains & Gharavi, specialised in international arbitration. Her areas of practice include international commercial disputes and investment arbitration. Elena has acted 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), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC).

Elena is admitted to the New York and Paris bars. She obtained an LL.M in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a Master’s Degree in International Business Law from the University Pantheon-Sorbonne.


Since September 2019 Associate, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
Aug.–Dec. 2018 Trainee, International Arbitration, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Paris)
Aug. 2017–Feb 2018 Trainee, International Arbitration, Derains & Gharavi (Paris)
May–July 2017 Trainee, International Arbitration, King & Spalding International, LLP (Paris)
Sept. 2016–Jan. 2017 Legal Intern, Deborah A. Nilson & Associates, PLLC (New York)


2016 LL.M. in Dispute Resolution and Advocacy, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York City)
2015 Master’s Degree in International Business Law, University Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris)
2013 LL.B. in English and French Law, University of Kent (Canterbury)
2012 Diplôme in French Legal Studies, University Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris)