Hamid Gharavi, founding Partner of Derains & Gharavi since 2009.
Hamid Gharavi is an attorney, who has acted as arbitrator or counsel in over 250
institutional and/or ad hoc arbitrations, including over 40 investment
arbitrations under foreign investment laws and/or bilateral and multilateral
investment treaties, arising from a broad spectrum of issues ranging from
sanctions to political takings, in as diverse industries as sales, contracts, oil and
gas, mining, M&A, military ordnance and defense, telecommunications, media,
aviation, agency agreements, distribution, construction (including all types of
design contracts and engineering projects), duty free, hospitality, real estate,
wood and derived products, pharmaceutical, as well as art and sport related
disputes involving commercial aspects, disciplinary sanctions and doping.
He has been appointed on the Panel of ICSID Arbitrators (Kingdom of Cambodia),
as member of the Court of the Istanbul Arbitration Centre (ISTAC since 2015), as
member of the Court of the LCIA (from 2008-2012), as member of the
Commission on Arbitration of the ICC (2005-2010), as the President of the Board
of the Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) as well as on several other
panels, including DIAC, SIAC, and the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Hamid Gharavi teaches investment arbitration in the Master program “Droit
International Économique” at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. He is the
author of a book titled “The International Effectiveness of the Annulment of an
Arbitral Award,” published by Kluwer Law International, as well as publications
in the main arbitration law reviews, and is a regular speaker at conferences.
He holds a PhD from the University of Paris II, and post-graduate degrees from
the New York University School of Law and University of Paris I PanthéonSorbonne.
Dr Gharavi is himself a collector, principally of Modern and Impressionist art, and
experienced in issues arising out of art valuation, expertise, auction and private