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Herbert Smith Freehills was recently awarded the "Best Business Development Initiative" at The Lawyer's Business Leadership Awards 2016 held on 29 September 2016.  The award was provided in recognition of the work that Herbert Smith Freehills' Iran Group has undertaken in the last year to capitalise on the expected rush of investment into Iran.

Joanna Addison, partner and Chair of the Iran Group (who was also shortlisted for business leader of the year) commented "It's a fantastic achievement for our team as we continue to aim to be the go-to firm of choice for clients with interests in Iran."

Herbert Smith Freehills' Global Iran Group looks at opportunities available to its clients in all key sectors, including oil & gas, infrastructure, manufacturing, private equity, TMT, banking, real estate, agriculture, transportation and power. 

Our dedicated Global Iran Group includes a cross-practice team of 27 partners from our international network of 26 offices, which is led by a team of eight partners that comprises:

  •          Joanna Addison, Partner, corporate and projects, Doha, Qatar, Chair of Iran Group
  •          William Breeze, Partner, finance, London, UK
  •          Andrew Cannon, Partner, sanctions/dispute resolution, Paris, France
  •          Caroline Kehoe, Partner, dispute resolution, United Arab Emirates
  •          Craig Tevendale, Partner, dispute resolution, London, UK  
  •          Thomas Kessler, Partner,  real estate and infrastructure, Frankfurt, Germany
  •          Leïla Hubeaut, Partner, energy and infrastructure, Paris, France
  •          Olga Revzina, Partner, infrastructure and PPP, Moscow, Russia

James Palmer, Senior Partner, commented "Many congratulations to our Iran team: this is great recognition of the focussed campaign they have led, which leaves us well positioned to act for foreign investors as they look to enter the Iranian market. This follows the move to a reduced sanctions world for Iran."                                                                                                                                                                  

Herbert Smith Freehills' dedicated Iran webpage provides updates on developments in Iran and hosts our Investment Guide to Iran. To review the website please click here.


About Herbert Smith Freehills' Iran Group

Herbert Smith Freehills has a dedicated international Iran Group, with the firm’s transactional experts being especially recognized in the Iranian oil and gas, power, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals sectors. In particular, we have advised international clients on a broad range of transactions regarding to the development and commercialization of investment projects in Iran and secondary M&A deals.  The firm has been advising international corporations on their Iranian disputes, sanctions issues and risk advisory matters, including providing strategic advice on mitigating and managing business risks.

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