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Derains & Gharavi

International Arbitration

5 ranked lawyersBand 2FranceGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Derains & Gharavi is a highly respected boutique dedicated exclusively to international arbitration and related litigation matters. The law firm balances its practice between investment and commercial operations, and acts on cases across the globe, from Europe and the Middle East to Asia and Africa. The team is especially active in the construction and oil and gas industries. The practice is praised for the numerous prominent arbitrators within its ranks.

Notable practitioners

The "outstanding" Hamid Gharavi remains a go-to for clients on major investment cases. His respected practice sees him regularly acting on cases with Middle Eastern aspects, both as counsel and arbitrator. Clients comment: "He is very smart, sharp, and hands-on."

Melanie van Leeuwen acts as counsel and arbitrator and handles cases under a variety of arbitral rules, including ICSID and SCC. She moves up the arbitrators rankings on the back of positive market feedback. One source comments: "She is an exceptional arbitrator. She is extremely involved, very respectful to all parties, very well prepared and responsive."

The "impressive" Yves Derains maintains a leading reputation in the arbitration field and acts as chair and co-arbitrator on commercial and investment cases. Sources mention that "he is extremely efficient."

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International Arbitration

Derains & Gharavi

firm
Location

25 rue Balzac

Paris

Paris

France

75008

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

France

International Arbitration


Hamid G Gharavi
Band 1, Foreign expert for Middle East-wide
Melanie van Leeuwen
Band 5

International Arbitration: Arbitrators


Hamid G Gharavi
Band 2
Melanie van Leeuwen
Band 2
Yves Derains
Band 1