Dentons announces local tie-up in Iran

Dentons is to become the fourth international law firm to break ground in the newly liberalised Iranian legal market.

Tehran, Iran Borna Mirahmadian

Dentons Europe has forged a new association with Tehran-based outfit Arman Pirouzan Parvine Legal Institute (APP), which has a ten-lawyer team headed by Iran and US-qualified partner Navid Rahbar-Sato. Dentons’ existing Iran team will work closely alongside lawyers from AAP to advise international clients across a broad range of issues, including corporate, infrastructure, regulatory, capital markets, employment and litigation matters. ‘While our Iran team has been serving clients successfully ever since sanctions were changed, we now want to build momentum by establishing a closer relationship with a top quality firm in Tehran to respond to increasing client demand,’ said Pirouzan Parvine, head of Dentons Europe’s Iran team.

Growing demand

Timing for the launch in Iran has not yet been confirmed by Dentons, but a statement from the firm said the decision to set down roots in Tehran has been led by the needs of clients. In particular, the firm says it has seen growing demand for sanctions and investment advice relating to Iran from clients in the hospitality, retail, energy and automotive sectors. ‘As a global polycentric firm, and an emerging markets specialist, we are committed to supporting our clients wherever they do business,’ commented Dentons Europe chief executive Tomasz Dabrowski. ‘With the current complexities in the Iranian market, we are here to assist clients in building their businesses safely while operating within lawful and ethical parameters.’ 

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