We are familiar with the commercial dynamics, players and regulators in major industries in Iran. This allows us to deliver commercially relevant advice and insight to clients.

Sectors

Automotive

We have experience with acquisitions and investments by major international auto companies; foreign-domestic JVs; joint manufacturing arrangements; and the due diligence necessary to support these transactions. We have also advised on corporate and contract matters, restructurings, contract disputes and potential contentious matters in this sector.

Aviation and airports

We have advised on framework agreements; aircraft financing and mortgages; sovereign guarantees; related insurance matters; related regulatory matters; taxation; and airport development projects.

E-commerce & fin-tech

We have worked with foreign and domestic investment funds, investors and tech-based companies ranging from early stage to pre-IPO on investments and their structuring; company structuring; acquisitions, disposals and IPOs; shareholder agreements; corporate restructuring; regulatory matters and corporate matters.

Financial institutions

We have worked with banks, investment banks, funds and other financial organisations on general lending transactions; guarantees; sukuk design and issuances; fund formation; fund restructuring; and licensing and regulatory matters. Our work in this sector benefits from our strong working relationships with the relevant financial regulators.





FMCG

We have advised foreign food manufacturers, suppliers of food manufacturing inputs and beverage companies on structuring foreign investments; foreign investment licenses; designing joint venture arrangements; acquisitions; domestic financing; regulatory matters; corporate matters; and contentious matters.

Manufacturing

We have advised a German multinational engineering conglomerate and leading South Korean electronics, appliance and industrial manufacturers on a range of matters connected to their on-going business in Iran, including corporate and regulatory matters; distribution agreements; commercial contracts; customs matters; public procurement and contracting laws; trademark issues; contentious matters; and transaction structuring.

Mining

We advise on mine acquisitions; licensing and regulatory matters; export issues; foreign investment licenses; labour matters; corporate matters; commercial contracts; and legal due diligence to support transactions.

Oil & gas

We advise on IPC agreements; supply agreements; oil purchase contracts; framework agreements; joint venture agreements; acquisitions; regulatory and licensing matters; financing; construction; privatisation; real estate; and related due diligence. We have worked with major Asian national oil companies and trading companies in this sector.





Pharmaceuticals

We have acted on acquisitions of pharmaceutical businesses, foreign-domestic JVs and legal due diligence to support transactions.

Power and water

We have advised on acquisitions of power and water assets; their financing; PPAs, ECAs and EPCs; licensing and regulatory matters; related real estate matters; and the legal due diligence to support transactions.

Renewable energy

We have advised prominent European and Asian developers of solar, wind and gas-conversion projects on acquisitions and their structuring; foreign investment issues and licenses; project development; concession agreements; consortium agreements; PPAs and feed-in tariffs; EPC contracts; corporate structuring; domestic financing; sovereign guarantees; foreign exchange matters; local content and public procurement issues; regulatory and licensing matters; real estate matters; corporate matters; and the relevant legal due diligence.

Transportation infrastructure

We have advised European rolling stock manufacturers, a major German shipping and logistics company, an Asian transportation company and other companies on port development projects, port lease contracts, port operation agreements and related licensing and regulatory matters; sales agreements for rolling stock; railway EPCs; importation matters; financings and guarantees; joint ventures; and commercial agreements.