With the benefit of extensive experience acting on domestic and cross-border corporate matters for major businesses in a wide range of industries, including some of the most significant transactions in the market, we advise on:

> Market entry; corporate structuring and formation; on-going company administration

> Market exit and liquidation

> Joint ventures

> Domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions

> Foreign investment structuring, documentation and licensing (FIPPA)

> Sales, procurement, agency, distribution, manufacturing and franchising arrangements

> Restructuring

> Regulatory, licensing and compliance matters

> Legal due diligence to support acquisitions, JVs and other corporate matters

We offer clients experience gained from involvement in some of the major projects in Iran in recent years. We advise on projects including airports, ports, road and rail, conventional and renewable power plants, water, oil & gas and petrochemicals. Our capabilities in project matters include:

> Concession agreement drafting and negotiation

> Off-take contract drafting and negotiation

> EPC contract drafting and negotiation

> IPC negotiation

> Financing arrangements, including PPPs and private financings

> Public procurement, tenders and local content requirements

> Project-related regulation and licensing

> Land acquisition for projects

> Legal due diligence to support projects

We have extensive high-level international experience in cross-border finance and capital market matters, and can advise on:

> Lending, both conventional and Sharia-compliant, related security matters, and general banking

> Debt capital market transactions, including bonds, sukuk and ABS

> Private and public equity offerings including IPOs

> Investment fund formation, management and investments, both domestic and offshore

> Financial regulation and licensing matters

We have a successful record of representing foreign clients in complex contentious matters involving Iran. Our capabilities in contentious matters include:

> Pre-proceeding matters

We advise on dispute settlement mechanisms, court procedure, choice of forum and arbitration; assess and analyse a client’s position in contentious matters; advise on judicial assistance treaties in cross-border disputes; prepare letters of demand; obtain pre-proceeding interim measures and injunctions; and negotiate settlements.

> Litigation

We act as counsel before Iranian courts in civil and criminal matters; prepare statements of claim, defence and counterclaim; enforce domestic judgments; obtain recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards; and serve as Iranian law experts in foreign litigation.

> Arbitration

We act as counsel or co-counsel in arbitration proceedings, and as local law experts in proceedings abroad.


We advise clients on the full spectrum of their contentious and non-contentious IP matters including:

• Trademark, industrial design and patent search and analysis

• Domestic registration of trademarks, industrial designs and patents

• Renewal applications

• Correspondences with Iran Intellectual Property Center and its examiners

• Identification of infringing marks and designs, counterfeit products and other infringing acts, and development of enforcement strategies

• Representation in cancellation, opposition and infringement proceedings, and in administrative and judicial appeals

• Commercialisation of IP assets (including licensing, franchising and distributorship arrangements)

• Negotiation and documentation of IP arrangements in joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and related IP due diligence

• Protection of other types of IP rights (copyright, software, domain names, databases, trade dress, trade secrets and confidential information)

> IP work highlights


In addition to the broader practice areas listed above, we advise on specialist areas including:

> Competition

> Data privacy

> Employment and labour matters

> Free Trade-Industrial Zones (FTIZs) and Special Economic Energy Zones (SEEZs)

> Product liability

> Real estate

> Taxation

> Trade, import, export and customs matters

> Private client matters