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The latest Money Laundering Risk Index from the Basel Institute on Governance has awarded its top spot to Iran for the third consecutive year.
Iran is back in the media again but this time it is for promoting business and attracting and welcoming foreign investors, says Shahrzad Atai who heads up Child & Child's Middle East practice.
Central Asian-based Colibri Law has become the second international law firm to establish a dedicated office in Tehran after partnering with local firm Gheidi & Associates.
The German arm of international law firm CMS has become the first foreign firm to open for business in Tehran, after the Obama administration lifted longstanding sanctions against the country two weeks ago.
Iran's negotiating team is being helped by 'an advisory group in legal affairs' as it moves to negotiate a deal on its nuclear weapons capacity with the UN Security Council.
Patton Boggs and other law firms have been increasing their marketing to UAE-based businesses by highlighting opportunities in Iran now that sanctions have been slightly relaxed.
Iran has hired controversial French lawyer Isabelle Coutant-Peyre to take legal action against Hollywood over several films - including recent Oscar-winner Argo - which they claim have portrayed the Islamic state in an unrealistic manner.
A European court has potentially fired the starting gun on landmark litigation over EU relations with Iran by ruling earlier this week that one of country's leading banks was unfairly caught in Brussels-dictated sanctions.
Amid the clamour of politicking over Tehran's possible bid to build a nuclear weapon, sanctions are badly damaging potential European business opportunities in a large and vibrant Middle East market, suggests Shahrzad Atai
Iran's judiciary requires a root-and-branch overhaul if international confidence is to be restored in the country's adherence to the rule of law, a leading group of civil society expatriates claimed today.