75008 PARIS
Display phone number 0140555100
Yves Derains
Hamid Gharavi
Bertrand Derains
Melanie Van Leeuwen
Nada Sader
Marie-Laure Bizeau


Derains & Gharavi International is a boutique law firm, handling exclusively international arbitrations and arbitration-related litigation from its offices in Paris, Washington and Beirut. Since its inception in 2008, the firm has consistently been recognized for the high-quality of its work, the expertise of its lawyers and its successful track record in prime cases. Derains & Gharavi International has handled a broad spectrum of commercial arbitrations and has been involved in dozens of investment arbitration. The multinational team at Derains & Gharavi International comprises lawyers from diverse legal, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, allowing the firm to tailor the teams to the specific needs of each individual case.

The partners of Derains & Gharavi International act as counsel and serve as arbitrator in approximately 100 arbitrations per year, conducted under the rules of all major arbitral institutions, such as the ICC, LCIA, AAA/ ICDR, SCC, CAM, CRCICA, NAI, DIAC, SIAC, Swiss Chambers and ICSID (including annulments before ad hoc committees), as well as in UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.

In addition, Derains & Gharavi International also regularly represents clients in arbitration-related litigation, including in actions aimed at obtaining injunctive relief, interim measures, annulment and the enforcement of arbitral awards before the state courts.


  • Beirut

Lazaristes Building, Bloc A.2.2, 1st Floor
933 Emir Bachir Street, Downtown
Phone: +00 961 1 983 941
(Cabinet Sader, Member of Derains & Gharavi
International network)


  • Commercial arbitration

  • Investment arbitration

  • Public international law

  • Arbitration litigation