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Teynier Pic
75008 PARIS
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Shaparak is an expert in commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration, and has practised in these areas for more than twelve years. She has advised numerous European and American oil companies in arbitration proceedings against a North African State-owned oil and gas company, and has represented major companies in the aeronautics, space, pharmaceuticals, chemicals and construction industries both before arbitral tribunals and state courts. Shaparak has broad experience in post-arbitration litigation before French courts, having represented clients in some twenty setting-aside proceedings. She was also involved in proceedings enforcement of numerous awards against sovereign States, most notably in the Yukos case.


French, English, Italian, Persian


Lecturer in Master Droit Economique – Global Governance Studies Course on Advanced International Commercial Arbitration at Sciences Po Paris
Lecturer in LLM Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement at Sciences Po Paris
Lecturer in Master 2 Droit des Affaires et Fiscalité at Paris II University Panthéon-Assas
Member, Comité Français de l’Arbitrage (CFA 40)
Member, International Arbitration Institute (IAI)
Member, ArbitralWomen
Member, ICC YAF


Postgraduate Degree in Private Law, Paris I – Panthéon-Assas, 2005
Postgraduate Degree in International Private Law, Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2004
Master in French and Anglo-American law, Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2002
LLB French law and English law, King’s College London, 2000

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France > Dispute resolution: International arbitration

Dispute resolution boutique Teynier Pic houses an experienced team of 13 lawyers, including recent addition Shaparak Saleh, who joined as a partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, where she was counsel. The team, which combines strong arbitration and litigation expertise, recently handled a high number of award enforcement cases before the French courts. It is representing Zakhem in proceedings over the annulment of a €50m ICC award obtained against Sonatrach, as well as Japan Tobacco International in proceedings with British American Tobacco to set aside a €22m ICC award. The firm is also handling commercial and investment arbitration cases, including matters dealing with telecoms and industrial projects in Africa. Orange and Cameroon are clients. Partners are also regularly appointed as arbitrators. Eric Teynier, Pierre Pic, Laurence Kiffer and Raphaël Kaminsky are recommended.