French Law Firm sets up Tehran Office

By John Lee.

French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has announced the inauguration of its new office in Tehran.

In a statement, the company said:

In line with its pioneering spirit, Gide becomes the first international law firm to obtain a licence in order to open a branch office and practise in Iran under its own name …

“With this new office, Gide hopes to support more actively the development of French and international companies in this country, and assist Iranian companies in their international operations, both in an advisory and litigation capacity.”

The company said is has been a long-standing actor in Iran and has in-depth experience in investments, acquisitions, BOT operations, commercial contracts and international arbitration procedures, as well as in compliance and regulations applicable to embargoes.

Gide Tehran is headed by experienced Iranian lawyer Mehrnoosh Aryanpour, who joined Gide as partner in January 2017, alongside Paris-based partner Christophe Eck. The team in Gide Tehran will be able to draw on the support of all the practice groups and other international offices of the firm.

Baudouin de Moucheron, Senior Partner of Gide, says:

I am very pleased that we are opening an office in Tehran.

“We are convinced that our long-standing presence in the region, the close relationships we have forged with local authorities, and our command of the various civil and common law legal systems, alongside our knowledge of Islamic and Iranian customs, represent solid assets for the development of our clients’ projects in Iran”.

Mehrnoosh Aryanpour, partner in charge of Gide Tehran:

I am delighted that Gide has given me this opportunity. The Iranian market is growing rapidly, and through this office we hope to fully support French companies looking to continue their expansion to Iran.

“With a view to offering our clients the best possible assistance, we are looking to set up a local team that will be entirely composed of highly talented local and international lawyers, drawn from among the best in their generation”.

(Source: Gide Loyrette Nouel)

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