Atieh Associates Law Firm

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What the team is known for

Top-tier Iranian firm widely respected by international law firms and international clients alike. A one-stop shop providing advice on a broad spectrum of corporate and commercial matters, with expertise in the energy and automobile sectors. Has a strong record of working with global clients. Sought after for its in-depth knowledge of the intricacies of the Iranian legal market and its deep bench of highly regarded lawyers.


Atieh Associates receives praise from a range of sources, who comment that the firm "combines Iranian knowledge with international standards" and consider it "the best in Iran."

Impressed clients commend the firm, saying: "We instruct them exclusively - they are extremely responsive, they have excellent English, and the advice that they give is very quick and to the point, not convoluted at all."

Work highlights

Advising a European freight and shipping company on establishing itself in Iran and initiating operations.

Notable practitioners

Market commentators praise Ali Shahabi as someone who works "in a timely manner, understands international complexities and is proactive in helping bring a deal to a close." He possesses a wealth of expertise in the field of projects and energy, and is also experienced in arbitration and civil litigation.

Managing partner Cyrus Shafizadeh impresses clients as "incredibly responsive, highly knowledgeable of law and market proactive, with a very good approach to finding solutions. He's excellent." He is extremely well regarded in the market and works frequently with international law firms and businesses. He offers clients a full-service practice spanning a range of transactional areas.

Impressed sources praise Ebrahim Tavakoli for providing "consistently clear, focused and high-quality advice." Tavakoli is a long-established player in the Iranian legal market and possesses a wealth of experience in M&A, projects and the pharmaceutical sector.

Farid Kani was described by an impressed source as "very responsive and extremely knowledgeable." He possesses wide-ranging expertise in a range of areas including food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, labour law and corporate and commercial law.