Derains & Gharavi International

Hamideh Barmakhshad

Foreign Lawyer


LANGUAGES: English, Farsi and French

Hamideh Barmakhshad is a foreign lawyer at Derains & Gharavi specialised in international arbitration. She has acted as counsel and arbitrator in commercial arbitrations. She has been involved in commercial and investment arbitration proceedings conducted under the arbitration rules of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), ICC as well as UNCITRAL.  Her practice covers the fields of intellectual property, construction, trade, tourism and energy sector. She also regularly drafts and negotiates international contracts.

Hamideh is a member of the Legal and Arbitration Commission at the Iranian National Committee of ICC. She is also a member of the ICC Task Force on Climate Change and Arbitration and of the ICC Task Force on Arbitration and ADR.

Hamideh holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Dundee and an LLM in International Finance and Banking Law from Queen Mary University of London.

She is admitted to the Iranian Bar.


Since Feb. 2022 Foreign lawyer, Derains & Gharavi
2013 – 2022 Private practice, Legal Services to foreign and local businesses
2017 – 2022 Dispute Resolution Expert, Presidential Centre for International Legal Affairs (CILA), Tehran
2019 – 2021 Legal Advisor, Department of International Legal Affairs, Central Bank of Iran, Tehran
2018 – 2021 Legal Advisor, Sovereign Wealth Fund of Iran, Tehran



2016 PhD in International Law, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee (title: Settling Environment-Related Investment Disputes)
2009 LL.M in International Finance and Banking Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
2008 LL.M in Intellectual Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tehran
2003 LL.B, Faculty of Law, Azad Tehran University



“Towards a Coherent Framework for Achieving Environmental Sustainability in Investment Decisions: Reflections on Rio+20 and the Judicial Conference”, 2013 NALSAR's Environmental Law and Practice Review (ELPR), Volume 2. Co-authored with Dr. Engobo Emeseh and Dr. Akua Aboah.

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