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Peers and clients say

"She has great expertise regarding French law issues related to arbitration"

"Shaparak is able to work seamlessly with US lawyers on matters that have cross-border implications"

"She impresses with her excellent mastering of legal issues"

"She is a very rigorous and thorough lawyer"

"Shaparak is responsive, detail-oriented and exhibits sound judgement"


Shaparak Saleh is a partner at Teynier Pic, a leading dispute resolution boutique firm.

She has acted as counsel in a large number of commercial arbitrations both ad hoc and institutional, including under the ICC, IEMA, LCIA, UNCITRAL and VIAC rules. She also sits as arbitator, including as chairperson.

Her experience includes post-M&A disputes, and disputes in the construction, energy, aeronautics, space, telecommunications, chemicals and pharmaceutical sectors, relating to projects in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Shaparak also has broad experience in pre- and post-arbitration litigation before the French courts, having represented clients in some 25 set-aside proceedings. She was also involved in enforcement proceedings of numerous awards against sovereign states, most notably in the Yukos case.

Over the years, she has acted for, among others, state entities; states; major international oil, gas and mining companies; leading construction groups; an aircraft manufacturer; and an electricity company.

Shaparak obtained a double degree in English and French law from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne and King’s College London. She also holds two postgraduate degrees from the University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne (private international law and international commercial law) and from the University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (private law).

Prior to joining the firm, she was a counsel in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s international arbitration group, where she started her career in 2005.

Shaparak is a lecturer on the master’s degree in global governance studies (Sciences Po, Paris), on the LLM in transnational arbitration and dispute settlement (Sciences Po, Paris), as well as on the LLM Assas World Arbitration Disputes and Settlement (University of Paris II - Panthéon-Assas). 

She is a member of the Paris Bar.

A native French speaker, Shaparak is also fluent in English, Persian and Italian.

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