Shaparak Saleh

Shaparak Saleh


member of the Paris Bar

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 arbitrator, 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.

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Teynier Pic (since June 2018)
  • Associate then Counsel, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (2005 – 2018)


  • Paris Bar Admission, 2006
  • Postgraduate Degree in Private Law, Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, 2005
  • Postgraduate Degree in Private International Law, Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2004
  • Master in French and English law, Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2002
  • LL.B French law and English law, King’s College London, 2000

Working Languages

French, English, Italian, Persian

Additional Information

For the last ten years, Shaparak has been a lecturer in international arbitration, teaching courses on enforcement proceedings at a number of prominent universities, such as Sciences Po Paris and Paris II – Panthéon-Assas.

Since 2017, Shaparak has been listed amongst the list of “Future Leaders” published by WWL. WWL 2021 says: “Shaparak is responsive, detail-oriented and exhibits sound judgement”; “she has great expertise regarding French law issues related to arbitration”; “she impresses with her excellent mastering of legal issues”; and “she is a very rigorous and thorough lawyer”.

GAR 100 – 14th edition: Shaparak Saleh has “great advocacy skills and handles her cases with determination and dedication. She will definitely be our go to person for any future disputes”.

GAR 100 – 13th edition: “One client who is using Shaparak Saleh to set aside an ICC award before the Paris Court of Appeal says she has been ‘greatly impressed’ by her intelligence and determination.