Ali Hatami is the firm’s managing partner and is a member of the Iranian Central Bar Association. Ali’s in-depth knowledge and extensive experience gained over 20 years of professional practice covers many areas of international trade law. His practice, in particular, focuses on oil & gas and foreign investment laws, with special emphasis on negotiating, drafting and advising on contracts. He enjoys an outstanding reputation for providing specialist guidance as well as effective and efficient legal services to both well-known international clients in noted fields. In addition, Ali has also been a leading counsel in numerous landmark mall and hotel projects. This year he has been involved in some of Iran’s largest energy, power plants and construction projects and been trusted by prominent international companies for the provision of legal consultancy. He has acted as lead counsel on major transactions in a variety of oil & gas contracts, joint ventures, merger & acquisition, corporates, franchise agreements and investment partnerships. Ali’s legal proficiency has also been remarked by eminent domestic and global companies in defending high value arbitration cases and commercial litigations. He has also lectured and written extensively on matters relating to commercial law, arbitration, energy law, and foreign investment.