Foreign law firms in Iran

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP has expert knowledge of public tenders and structuring of foreign investments. Operating out of the firm's Paris office, David S Sellers shares leadership of the practice with Dubai-based Atousa Mahmoudpour. Sellers is noted for his extensive experience handling investment treaty matters, public international law, and international commercial arbitrations, and also acts for clients in energy-related disputes. Mahmoudpour is highly regarded for her established capabilities in sanctions-related compliance work.

Practice head(s):

David Sellars; Atousa Mahmoudpour

Key clients

Iranian Offshore Engineering Company

Work highlights

  • Represented the Iranian Offshore Engineering Company in a dispute involving a Commercial Court claim regarding a $87m contract for the purchase of an oil rig.

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Stephenson Harwood LLP's London-based practice group has been kept busy advising on a number of high-profile and complex multi-jurisdictional cases for international and Iranian clients, with a focus on sanctions compliance and regulatory issues. Practice head Sue Millar has a strong reputation for handling matters concerning EU and UK sanctions. Of counsel Stephen Ashley is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Sue Millar

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Ashley

Work highlights

  • Assisted the UK subsidiary of a prominent Iranian bank with a  challenge brought against imposed EU sanctions before the General Court and the Court of Justice of the EU; the challenge was successful.

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

The practice group at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP handles a broad spectrum of contentious and non-contentious work, ranging from renewable energy and oil and gas mandates to sanctions, project finance and M&A matters, to name a few areas. Reza Dadbakhsh and William Breeze, both based in London, share leadership of the practice.