Yves Derains is a founding partner of Derains & Gharavi.
Having served as counsel, chairman or co-arbitrator in more than 300 commercial and investment arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, DIAC, SCC, LCIA, AAA, Milan Arbitral Chamber, CRCICA, CEPINA, PCA, Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution and the European Court of Arbitration, Yves is consistently ranked among the most in demand arbitration practitioners in the world. He is appointed to the ICSID panel of arbitrators and conciliators by the Republic of Albania.
In addition to his practice, Yves is the Chairman of the ICC Institute of World Business Law and the President of the Arbitration Court of the Jerusalem Arbitration Centre (JAC) that was created by both Israeli and Palestinian ICC national committees. He also is the Vice-President of the Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC) in São Paulo.
Formerly the Secretary General of the ICC International Court of Arbitration and Director of the Legal Department of the ICC, Yves also acted as the Chairman of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage and of the Working Party on the Revision of the ICC Rules of Arbitration in 1998. He participated in the review of the new Rules in force as of 1 January 2012. Together with Eric Schwartz, Yves is the author of “A Guide to the ICC Rules of Arbitration”.
Yves Derains is fluent in French, English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. He is a member of the Paris Bar.
WWL says: The "first class" and "excellent" Yves Derains maintains his reputation as not only one of the very best arbitrators in France, but also worldwide.
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