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Experienced lawyers in Iran

Our Iran team has been acting for clients in Iran and in relation to Iran for over thirty years. Our work includes non-contentious and contentious advice for international entities conducting business in Iran, private Iranian entities and the Iranian State and State-owned entities. In parallel, and notably since the relaxation of economic sanctions in January 2016, we have advised numerous foreign companies on doing business in Iran and with Iranian entities, including on the impact of remaining sanctions, international compliance, forms of corporate presence in Iran for private and public sectors, available investment protection instruments and financing/tax structuring schemes. Our longstanding and uninterrupted work in Iran means that we have excellent connections with the most prominent local Iranian law firms and numerous organisations, both public and private.

Areas of experience in Iran

Our extensive experience of doing business in Iran, much of which has been gathered as a result of matters arising out of diverse circumstances and across various sectors means that we are fully equipped to assist clients on a wide range of matters.

We have provided advice to international clients on matters relating to:

  • corporate establishment in Iran, including setting up limited liability companies, joint stock companies, branch offices, joint venture companies and mergers and acquisitions
  • UN, US, and EU sanctions advice
  • banking advice to clients and assisting commercial lenders in relations to the financing and state guarantees in different sectors
  • dispute management and dispute avoidance including local and international protection advice and structuring
  • foreign direct investment
  • government public policy and regulatory reform and assisting in private and public sector-negotiations

We advise across sectors but focus mostly on:

  • energy and infrastructure, including renewable energy; power plant and industrial EPC projects; and oil and gas
  • construction
  • shipping

Global sanctions lawyers

Our sanctions team comprises a unique blend of civil, regulatory and financial/economic crime lawyers, management consultants, risk and compliance professionals and project managers, audit experience and experience of dealing with complex, significant and high profile compliance change projects.

Eversheds LLP is involved in high-value investment cases on behalf of states or investors and handling oil and gas cases pertaining to the Middle East; the practice is also representing the government of Iran in several disputes.” – Legal 500, 2016

Eversheds LLP provides ‘incredible services to clients’. The ‘fantastic’ team, which is ‘always incisive and exactly on-point’, has been representing Iran in several state-versus-state cases and recently won Iran’s first ever investor-state arbitration against Turkcell.” – Legal 500, 2015

Award-winning Middle East team

  • Visionary Firm of the Year Award – Asia MENA Counsel, In-House Community ‘Counsels of the Year’ ceremony 2016 and 2017
  • Banking and Finance Team of the Year – the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2016
  • Honourable mention for Corporate Team of the Year – the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2016
  • International Law Firm of the Year – Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2015
  • International Law Firm of the Year – the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2015
  • Joint Firm of the Year in UAE International Arbitration – In-House Community Firms of the Year Awards 2015
  • Middle Eastern Renewables Project of the Year – IJGlobal Middle East Awards 2015
  • Middle Eastern Overall Project of the Year – IJGlobal Middle East Awards 2015
  • Property and Construction Team of the Year – Corporate Counsel Middle East Awards 2014 and 2015

 Iran awards