The Islamic Republic of Iran is the second largest economy in the MENA region, and its legal system, based on Sharia principles, also borrows much from the French commercial code and company law. Gide is the first international law firm to obtain a licence in order to open a branch office and practise in Iran under its own name. Our firm has been advising and assisting clients in Iran for many years on their investments, acquisitions, BOT (Build Operate Transfer) transactions, various commercial agreements, international arbitration and embargo regulations.

Our lawyers advise Iranian companies on their international operations, contract negotiations, disputes and other legal matters, as well as French and international clients on their projects and investments in Iran, the scope of which has widened significantly since the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Gide’s Iran practice, comprising Iranian and international lawyers and legal consultants, is headed by partner Mehrnoosh Aryanpour, an experienced international lawyer specialising in global trade and regulatory matters, including sanctions and export controls (ITAR, EAR, and OFAC), Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, customs, WTO disputes, and multi-jurisdictional commercial matters in transport, energy, and infrastructure.

Main areas of expertise

Gide’s Iran practice provides legal advice and assistance in the following areas:

According to clients’ needs, our lawyers in Iran work as a multidisciplinary team with the firm’s other international practice groups and offices to share skills and experience and thus guarantee the best possible quality of service.

Gide’s longstanding and strong presence in the MENA region, combined with our comprehensive knowledge of civil and common law systems and solid relationships with local authorities, along with a finely tuned sensitivity to cultural issues and social custom in Iran constitute a robust platform for the implementation and development of our clients’ projects in Iran.