Dadflamingo > Tehran, Iran > Firm Profile

6th Floor, Farhad Tower
Molla Sadra Ave.

Iran > Leading firms Tier 2

Dadflamingo, headed by Youssef Ghassemi and Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi, has a diverse client base consisting of private and public companies across a number of sectors including electronics, energy, petrochemicals and telecommunication. The firm is also experienced in managing legal risks and regulatory compliance issues in addition to assisting clients in financing and cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

Youssef Ghassemi; Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi


‘The team at Dadflamingo is superb. At every step, our legal team at Dadflamingo has been a key factor in our continued success. Their understanding of legal concepts is unmatched and we certainly see them as our partners in everything that we do as an organization.’

‘We generally work with Sanaz Hosseini, as she is our lead attorney. Her commitment to sound and practical legal advice shines every single day.’

Key clients

Tejarat Bank

Techno Tejarat

Bank Melli Iran

Alp Top Distribution

Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology

Karan Capital

Shahrekord Carbon Dioxide Co. (SCD Co.)

Faran Electronics Industries

National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC)

Ghadir Investment Company

Alis Holding Company

Work highlights

  • Advised Tejarat Bank and Techno Tejarat on the structuring of a lend-tech transaction with Digikala for the launching of a smart internet payment gateway.
  • Advised National Iranian Gas Company on the structure of a deal with Mobarakeh Steel Company of Isfahan for the construction and development of the first mini-LNG plant in Iran.
  • Advised Faran Electronics on structuring a deal with a European manufacturing company for the production and transfer of medical equipment.

The firm: Dadflamingo is an award-winning legal services and business consultancy firm that guides clients through the risks and opportunities arising at the intersection where the law meets entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology.

Since 2015, Dadflamingo has been providing legal services in areas of complex business law, financing and cross-border transactions to entities conducting commercial operations in/with Iran. Dadflamingo has become the “go-to” firm not only for legal services, but also for its business consultancy services in Iran’s tech-start-up space. Dadflamingo’s in-house valuation experts provide consultancy services to tech-company clients on how to improve and commercialise their business models.

Practice areas: Our main areas of legal practice include arbitration, corporate and M&A, commercial, contracts, disputes and litigation, e-commerce, finance, fintech, foreign investment, import & export, IP, IT and technology, labour, projects, tax, and transport.

Clients: We have a diverse client base of domestic and foreign entities from leading private and public companies active in variety of sectors including, among others, electronics, energy, petrochemicals, healthcare, telecommunication, financials, infrastructure, technology, FMCG, and services.

LegalTech: Dadflamingo’s activities do not stop at the provision of legal services. What distinguishes Dadflamingo from other participants in the Iranian legal service market is its parallel pursuit of legal-tech, and its dedication to the transfer of knowledge. Dadflamingo has developed a knowledge-based enterprise for streamlining certain legal services. This resulted in the launch of Iran’s first, AI-based contract developing platform, “Lawmingo” (which enables users to finalize contracts tailored to their needs), and an e-signature service, “Emzano” (an equivalent to “Docusign”, developed to enable users to sign electronic agreements online).

Training: Dadflamingo is strongly dedicated to training the younger generation of lawyers and legal professionals seeking to pursue similar objectives. With the aim of sharing knowledge and ideas, Dadflamingo’s lawyers frequently organize specialised seminars and educational courses on salient topics involving technology and innovation law. The great demand for such training led to the establishment of Dadflamingo’s educational arm, “Flamingo College”.

Team: Dadflamingo’s legal department consists of a core team of ten lawyers, who are all alumni of top three law schools of Iran and have been practicing as attorneys-at-law in Iran for several years, representing domestic and foreign clients before local courts. Almost all of our lawyers have obtained graduate law degrees from leading European and American law schools.

Our Valuation and Commercialisation departments have on board dedicated teams of professionals who understand business imperatives and work hard to deliver top-class solutions and services to our clients. We are multilingual and we speak Farsi, English, French, Russian and Turkish.

Department Name Email Telephone
General Business Law Ms Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi +98 2144752209
Strategic Investments, Transaction Structuring, Cross-border Disputes Dr Youssef Ghassemi +98 9124941349
Photo Name Position Profile
Youssef Ghassemi photo Dr Youssef Ghassemi Founding Partner & Chairman
Amirhossein Javan photo Mr Amirhossein Javan Associate – Startups & Technology Law Team Lead
Mohammad Hadi Kazemi photo Mr Mohammad Hadi Kazemi Of Counsel
Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi photo Ms Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi Managing Partner
Kourosh Majdzadeh photo Dr Kourosh Majdzadeh Senior Associate – Legal Internship Program Coordinator
Partners : 2
Senior Associates : 1
Associates : 2
Of-counsels : 3
Legal Assistants/Interns : 2
Persian (Farsi)
Partners Male/Female ratio : 50%-50%
Associates Male/Female ratio : 40%-60%