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The Arbitrator's Deliberation

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  • Yves Derains

Yves Derains,

Partner, Derain & Gharavi, Paris 

Yves Derains
Yves Derains

Yves Derains is presented as a "Superstar" in French arbitration in Who’s Who Legal 2008 Edition. For his activities as counsel, Chambers 2008 states that "clients feel safe in his hands, as they know the job will always be great". Former Secretary General of the ICC Arbitration Court, Yves Derains has more than 35 years experience in arbitration. At the time of his departure from the ICC, he joined the Canadian firm Phillips & Vineberg to create, shortly afterwards, one of the first arbitration firms Derains Gélinas & Associés, which would later become Derains & Associés.

He has not ceased to devote himself to the development of international arbitration and he successfully conducted the sessions for the review of the ICC Rules of Arbitration adopted in 1998 and still in force.
Eager to offer companies a double culture of arbitrator and counsel, Yves Derains intervenes as arbitrator or Chairman of Arbitral Tribunals as well as counsel in arbitral proceedings conducted under numerous procedural Rules. He has recently been appointed in several investment arbitrations highly commented by practitioners of international arbitration.

Former Chairman of the Comité Français de l’Arbitrage, Yves Derains is on the arbitrators lists of numerous arbitration institutions and participates in conferences all over the world. He is co-author of the celebrated work which has become the guidebook in the application and interpretation of the ICC Rules of Arbitration (A Guide to the ICC Rules of Arbitration, 2nd Edition, with Eric Schwartz, Kluwer Law International, 2005).

Publication: Yves Derains, The Arbitrator'sDeliberation, 27.4 Am. U. Int'l L. Rev 911 (2012)