Foreign law firms in Iran
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.
David Sellars; Atousa Mahmoudpour
Iranian Offshore Engineering Company
- 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'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.
Other key lawyers:
- 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.
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.