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 under the ICC, IEMA, LCIA, UNCITRAL and VIAC rules. She also accepts arbitrator appointments.
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 20 setting-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, as well as the LLM in transnational arbitration and dispute settlement at Sciences Po, Paris.
She is a member of the Paris Bar.
A native French speaker, Shaparak is also fluent in English, Persian and Italian.