Shaparak Saleh

Shaparak Saleh


member of the Paris Bar

Shaparak Saleh has fifteen years of experience in commercial litigation and international commercial arbitration (ad hoc, including UNCITRAL, as well as under the aegis of the ICC, LCIA and VIAC Rules). 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 set aside proceedings. She was also involved in enforcement proceedings of numerous awards against sovereign States, most notably in the Yukos case.

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, speaking 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 2020 says: “Shaparak Saleh is highly rated by peers who commend her ‘huge amount of experience in arbitration’ adding, ‘She juggles facts and law with uncanny ease’.

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.

She was also described by Jonathan Neal, legal manager for BP International as “very intelligent and commercially astute” (GAR 100 – 7th edition).