Firm Profile > Hatami & Associates International Law Firm > Tehran, Iran

Hatami & Associates International Law Firm
NO. 1, UNIT 304, FOAD ALLEY, GHOO ALLEY
YARMOHAMMADI ST, DAROUS
1944614936 TEHRAN
Iran

Iran > Local law firms Tier 2

Hatami & Associates International Law Firm has seen an uptick of work in relation to shopping centres and hotels. In particular, it has worked with the Iran Mall Development Company on management agreement issues connected to a high-value development project. Other areas of expertise include franchising, licensing, foreign investment, construction, labour law, imports and customs clearance. The team is led by international trade law expert Ali Hatami (particularly known for his work in petroleum contracts) and also includes Ali Pirmoradi, a specialist in joint ventures and EPC matters.

Practice head(s):

Ali Hatami

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Iran Mall Commercial Company (IMCC)

TUBACEX S.A.

Petronas Carigali Sdn. Bhd.

Phoenix Partners Tekstil Anonim Sirketi

Iran Mall Development Company (IMDC)

Zarrin Farmode Pars Co.

Pizzarotti S.A

Samet Company

Sushi Shop Company

Ertebat Farda Electronic Trade Company (EFARDA)

Gostaresh Sarmayeh Tejarat Pars Co.

Analytik Jena AG

ROUGE LLC- Pipeline & Process Services

DIDGAHTEB LTD.

Wirtgen Invest Holding GmbH

Sarens NV

The firm: Hatami and Associates International Law Firm is a leading global business law firm. International trade, energy and foreign investment form the core of its practice. Unrivalled and unparalleled in its client services, Hatami and Associates has, throughout years of outstanding service, developed a long-lasting track record of success with a list of prominent multinationals in its client portfolio. Since its establishment in 1999, the firm has worked with distinguished local and international clients from oil and gas, energy, power plant, construction, mining, hospitality and financial sectors, to name a few.
As one of the top-tier firms recognized for professionalism, excellence and integrity by major international legal directories, Hatami and Associates combines exceptional and up-to-date legal expertise with a wealth of industry knowledge to provide first-class and unsurpassed legal as well as pragmatic advice to its clients. In so doing, the firm has consistently remained committed to the delivery of commercially driven solutions to its clients through tailoring case-specific strategic and cost-effective approaches for each client.
With 22 years of experience gained under the most severe and adverse business climates, Hatami and Associates has remained competitive, innovative, and one of the fast-growing law firms in Iran. While its practice and primary jurisdiction is anchored in Iran, the firm works with substantial clients involved in numerous cross-border transactions and projects.
Provision of legal consultancy services regarding operation and management of mall and hotel projects in Iran, including contracts related thereto such as Franchise Agreements, Master Franchise Agreements, Wholesale Agreement and Hotel Management Agreements with eminent and well-known global brands in the mentioned sectors are among the notable services delivered by Hatami & Associates throughout 2019. In addition, given some foreign clients’ decision to wind up their activities in Iran or changing the structure of their presence in this country due to new international sanctions, and the legal dissolution and liquidation processes that such companies had to undergo, the Hatami & Associates has played an instrumental role in not only guiding such clients throughout the entirety of these procedures but also consistently strived towards protecting its clients’ interest through provision of accurate advice and cost-saving methods, and also through performance of efficient and timely follow-up services with the respective government agencies and the bureaucracy.
Covering and accomplishing all the clients’ requested services in a cost efficient manner and acting as clients’ trustee in Iran are what sets Hatami & Associates’ practice apart from other Iranian firms.

Core Areas of practice:

Oil and Gas: having an in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in upstream/downstream oil and gas and engaging in the full range of related agreements, Hatami & Associates provides professional guidance and regulatory and contractual advice on all dimensions and variations of oil and gas matters, including: exploration; appraisal; development; production; refining; trading; transmission; and distribution. This year the firm is especially proud to be trusted by more than seven prominent international energy companies for the provision of legal consultancy, specifically regarding various aspects of Iran’s new contractual oil and gas regime, known as IPC, and to help them do business in the country and participate in the oil and gas tenders to be held soon. Other types of contractual frameworks in which the firm has achieved unparalleled mastery include service contracts, EPC, EPCF, EPC+F, and farm-out.

Malls and Hotels: the firm advises and guides its clients on all phases and legal dimensions of mall and hotel projects. The firm is proud to proclaim that it has been engaged in virtually all aspects of this type of business, from architectural and design aspects and negotiation with internationally renowned brands to drafting and providing commentaries on commercial contracts for the operation and maintenance of projects, including franchise agreements, hotel management agreements, licence agreements, technical service agreements, and hotel advisory agreements.

Construction and Energy: using its specialised multidisciplinary teams of experts, the firm offers developers and builders specialist advice in all phases of their construction and infrastructure projects, drafting and commenting on different kinds of contracts, such as construction and infrastructure, including EPC, EPC+F, E+P+C, BOT, BOO, BOOT, client/consultant agreements (FIDIC formats) and providing legal advice as to PPP projects. Among the most recent high-profile engagements are five power plant projects in which Hatami & Associates has been involved by advising renowned foreign investors on all legal, technical, and financial matters, including rendering consultancy services with respect to electricity purchase agreement, energy conversion agreement, performance guarantees and securitisation agreements, as well as other contractual arrangements like BOT and BOO.

Department Name Email Telephone
Dr. Ali Hatami (Managing Partner) a.hatami@hatamilawfirm.com (+98 21) 22553430
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Ali Hatami  photo Dr Ali Hatami Founder and Senior Partner
Number of lawyers : 25
English
Persian
Turkish
Contact : Dr Ali Hatami

The Firm:
Hatami & Associates International Law Firm is a leading global business law firm established in 1999 by Dr. Ali Hatami, a member of the Iranian Central Bar Association. International trade, energy, foreign investment, litigation and ADR form the core of Hatami & Associates’ practice. Unrivalled in its client services, Hatami & Associates has, throughout years of outstanding service, developed a long-lasting record of success with a list of prominent multinationals in its client portfolio. Since its establishment in 1999, the Firm has worked with distinguished international clients from fields such as Oil and Gas, Power Plant, and other Energy related fields, Design and Construction, Turnkey Projects, Finance, Mining, Mall and Hotel Projects, Real Estate, Corporation, Import (of Drugs and Medical Equipment, Branded Clothing and other Items, Automobile, etc.), to name a few.

As one of the top-tier firms recognized for their professionalism, excellence and integrity by major international legal directories, Hatami & Associates combines exceptional and up-to-date legal expertise with a wealth of industry knowledge to provide first-class and unsurpassed legal as well as pragmatic advice to its clients. In so doing, the Firm has consistently remained committed to the delivery of commercially driven solutions to its clients through tailoring case-specific strategic and cost-effective approaches for each client.

With 23 years of experience gained under the most severe and adverse business climates of Iran, Hatami & Associates has remained competitive, innovative, and one of the fast-growing law firms in Iran. While its practice and primary jurisdiction is anchored in Iran, the Firm works with substantial clients involved in numerous cross-border transactions and projects.
Provision of legal consultancy services regarding operation and management of mall and hotel projects in Iran, construction and operation of power plant, operation of several mines, handling corporate issues and involvement in several litigation procedures are among the notable services delivered by Hatami & Associates throughout 2021. Litigation and ADR are two practice areas which were prioritized and expanded during 2021.

Covering and accomplishing all the clients’ requested services in a cost-efficient manner and acting as clients’ trustee in Iran are qualities which can set Hatami & Associates’ practice apart from other Iranian firms.
Core Areas of Practice:
Oil and Gas: Having an in-depth knowledge and extensive experience in upstream/downstream oil and gas and engaging in the full range of related agreements, Hatami & Associates provides professional guidance and regulatory and contractual advice on all dimensions and variations of oil and gas matters, including exploration, appraisal, development, production, refining, trading, transmission, and distribution. During its existence, the Firm has been proud to be trusted by several prominent international oil & gas companies for the provision of legal consultancy regarding different frameworks of Iranian upstream oil & gas contracts, including Buyback and Iran’s latest contractual oil and gas regime, known as IPC, in order to assist such Clients in doing business in the country and participating in the oil and gas tenders. Other types of contractual frameworks in which the Firm has achieved unparalleled mastery include service contracts, EPC, EPCF, EPC+F, Swap and farm-out.
Litigation & ADR: Benefiting from more than 20 experienced lawyers licensed by the Iranian Bar Association, Hatami & Associates supports its clients in managing their conflicts with the aim of keeping clients out of costly litigation procedures via providing risk analysis, cost estimates, and alternatives for litigation. When faced with an actual dispute, Hatami & Associates’ priority is to settle such dispute through out of court measures, in order to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation process in courts. Entirely knowledgeable of the procedural provisions of international and domestic arbitration tribunals, Hatami & Associates is capable to consult its clients during the course of arbitration. However, when conflict escalates without room for an ADR procedure, Hatami & Associates is well-skilled at representing its clients before any competent tribunal, whether it be first instance courts, courts of appeals, the Administrative Tribunal of Justice, or the Supreme Court. Hatami & Associates has, mostly victoriously, represented its clients in both civil, trade and penal cases. Hatami & Associates has acted as lawyer in more than 200 litigations before the court, each case worth more than 1,000,000 US$ and has been victorious in more than 83% of them. In addition, Hatami & Associates has acted as consultant, co-consultant and arbitrator in more than 100 arbitration cases.
Malls and Hotels: The Firm advises and guides its clients on all phases and legal dimensions of mall and hotel projects. The Firm is proud to proclaim that it has been engaged in virtually all aspects of this type of business, from architectural and design aspects, to negotiation with internationally renowned brands and drafting and providing commentaries on commercial contracts for the operation and maintenance of such projects, including but not limited to, franchise agreements, hotel management agreements, license agreements, technical service agreements, and hotel advisory agreements.
Construction and Energy: Using its specialized multidisciplinary teams of experts, the Firm offers builders, developers and investors specialist advice in all phases of their construction and infrastructure projects, in addition to the service of drafting and commenting on their different kinds of contracts, such as EPC, EPC+F, E+P+C, BOT, BOO, BOOT, client/consultant agreements (FIDIC formats), and PPP projects.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner of the Firm Ali Hatami ahatami@hatamilawfirm.com 00982122553430-0098 9121403660
Partners : 10
Associates : 10
Local Legal Consultants : 10
English
Persian
Turkish
Iran Bar Association Union (IBAU)
Iranian Central Bar Association (ICBA)

CLIENT: Business Department Expert  
COMPANY/FIRM: Lianyungang Zhongfu Lianzhong Composites Group Co., Ltd.
TESTIMONIAL:

During our cooperation in the past years, we could see the Firm’s professional behaviour and serious attitude on our case.” Hatami & Associates” is a very good firm to cooperate and hope it will help us to win our case with its best.


CLIENT: Senior Legal Counsel 
COMPANY/FIRM: Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS)
TESTIMONIAL:

The Firm is well-versed in almost all aspects of commercial law, particularly, Oil & Gas law; hence, we believe that the Firm is a one stop centre that each foreign investor requires to have access to. The range of quality services which are being rendered to us is remarkably vast; however, such diversity in areas of advisory by no means jeopardizes the quality of the services rendered.  The super-fast turnaround time and dedication to the clients are the most admirable quality associated to this Firm. The other significant strength of the Firm is the diversity of the expertise and presence of reputable experts in each and every aspect of Iranian laws within the Firm. Our company has been enjoying their expertise in various areas such as taxation, social Security, litigation, complex contractual arrangements and many more. Last but not least, the Firm exercises highest degree of ethics which allows us to confidently say that it is one of the best Firms that we have ever worked with.


CLIENT: CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Iran Mall Commercial Company
TESTIMONIAL:

As Iran Mall Commercial Co. (IMCC), we are most proud for having employed the International Law Firm of Dr. Ali Hatami and Associates as our “Legal Representative” since 2011; our cooperation with them has been most fruitful. Dr. Hatami and his team are highly competent and professional in regard to the legal concepts surrounding Iran Mall and Hotel project and have great expertise in analysis of the national and international legal environment, as well as handling all stages of the various agreements related to this project; whether it be construction and development contracts, or agreements specific to malls and hotels (such as lease, master franchise, joint ventures, management, consultancy and service agreements, etc.).
They are very accurate, very timely, are always there when we need them, and have a fine sense of group work.


CLIENT: CEO
COMPANY/FIRM: Yamam Sazeh Company
TESTIMONIAL:

On behalf of Yamam Sazeh Co., I wish to acknowledge Hatami & Associates as a professional international law firm which, to this date, has handled all our referred cases punctually and efficiently. We are extremely pleased with the level of integrity and expertise which the Firm exercises in the assigned tasks, and appreciate their swift responses.
I would not hesitate to recommend Hatami & Associates to whoever needed a hard-working, dedicated, and knowledgeable team of lawyers.