Atieh Associates Law Firm

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Atieh Associates Law Firm is a pre-eminent Iranian firm with a deep bench and broad range of expertise. Typical matters handled include a variety of commercial advisory, M&A and financing mandates. The team is also well versed in tax and customs issues arising from contracts and acquisitions in the Iranian market. It continues to act for international clients, including in regard to the restructuring of their Iranian investments, and is especially experienced representing clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Clients find the firm takes a "solution-oriented, pragmatic approach" and is “very, very responsive and quick at turning work around.” Another source noted: “They respected every deadline. It was a real pleasure to work with them.”

Ali Shahabi is a well-respected figure in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Sources enthuse that he is "knowledgeable, and a good team player," with one client elaborating: "He's a good technician who has a knack for problem solving."

Cyrus Shafizadeh is a distinguished practitioner who has extensive experience in all aspects of corporate and finance. Alongside his broad range of Iranian experience, he is a qualified solicitor in England & Wales, with sources highlighting that he “understands both cultures” and is “very sharp and quick.” Clients further describe him as "charming, switched-on, commercial and very responsive."

Farid Kani is especially experienced acting for clients in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. He is praised by one source for being "very astute," while another referred to him as "brilliant: very helpful, very approachable and very knowledgeable."

Ebrahim Tavakoli is known for projects and M&A work, while also continuing to act in litigation. Sources say he is "always available” and “really focused on client interests."