Sabeti & Khatami

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This is an up-and-coming firm founded in 2017 by experienced partners best known for their expertise in energy projects. The team also has further strengths in a broad array of M&A and banking and finance matters. Recent highlights include advising a state-owned oil company on issues arising from its commitment to a gas field development contract following its joint venture partner’s withdrawal from Iran. One source enthused: "They understand what foreign clients require and expect. They respond to those needs very well and are extremely responsive."

Behnam Khatami has experience advising on a range of issues, including M&A, financings and project development. In such matters he regularly advises international entities hailing from the power, mining, hospitality and automotive sectors. One commentator described him as "a responsive, diligent lawyer” who “understands the needs of global clients.”

Hooman Sabeti has considerable experience of international banking and finance and capital markets matters. He frequently represents domestic financial institutions and investors, as well as international corporations. Sources laud him as "one of the finest finance lawyers,” elaborating: “Intellectually, he’s extremely strong.”