Gide is pleased to announce the inauguration of its establishment in Tehran on Tuesday 12 September. 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.
Iran is the second economic power in the Middle East, making it of strategic importance for a number of private and public players. 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.
Gide has been particularly active in the Middle East and North Africa for nearly 30 years via its offices in Paris, London, Beijing, Shanghai, Moscow, Istanbul and its four hubs in the region (Algiers, Casablanca, Istanbul and Tunis). We have been a long-standing actor in Iran and have 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”.