Nazanin advises clients on wide range of Iran-related matters including sanctions, the implication of JCPOA and OFAC prohibited exports, imports, transshipment and trade related transactions involving Iran.
She also provides consultancy on all foreign investment matters in Iran including corporate structuring, company formation, product registrations, legal regulatory compliance including licensing requirements for importing products into Iran and all commercial agreements such as joint venture, agency, distributorship, franchise, consultancy, non-disclosure, service, commission, LOIs, MOUs and sale and purchase agreements involving Iran. Further, Nazanin assists clients on commencements of civil litigations and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Iran, as well as the enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards.
In addition, she also has a substantial legal pedigree in arbitrations and civil litigations in the UK having conducted cases in the High Court, the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in London. Whilst practising in the UK she spearheaded all phases of high-profile Supreme Court case of R (on the application of Dalvinder Gujra) v CPS  UKSC 52, from hearing in the High Court to successful Supreme Court petitioning and hearing where she was later on interviewed on BBC Radio 4 in relation to this case.
She has hands on experience in diverse jurisdictions of UK, UAE and Iran with major business ventures, high profile entities and key clients. Nazanin bridges gaps between cultures and legal systems by leveraging strong understanding of common law, codified law, and sharia law as well as full fluency in English and Farsi.
She qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales where she holds a current practicing certificate. She studied law at the University of Greenwich, London. After graduating with an LLB, and passing the Solicitors’ Legal Practice Course (LPC) at College of Law, Nazanin completed a two-year training contract with Barristers in the Temple in London, experiencing the full range of litigation skills. On completion of her training contract, Nazanin worked at a British firm in London, handling Civil Litigation matters.
In 2013, she moved to Dubai and practised with a local firm in Corporate Commercial department. Prior to joining Al Tamimi, she was the Head of Iran Group in a British firm in Dubai advising on all foreign investment Iran related matters as well as matters relating to UAE corporate commercial laws.
Nazanin is a full Member of the Charted Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a member of the Energy Institute (EI), Howard League for Penal Reform and Legal Action Group.
- Advised and assisted a large Chinese oil & Gas company on the entry into a joint venture with an Iranian counterpart.
- Advised diverse British, French, German, and Swiss companies on direct foreign investments in Iran via Ministry of Commerce and under the Iranian Law of Foreign Investment Promotion & Protection Act (FIPPA).
- Advised and assisted large companies in various sectors on company formation and regulations in both mainland Iran and Iran Free Trade Zones such as Kish Island and Qeshm Island.
- Advised large European companies in various sectors on regulatory and licensing requirements for importing and exporting products into and out of Iran.
- Advised Italian brands for exhibiting their products in Tehran International Exhibition centre.
- Farsi (Persian)
2012 – Work Based Learning, University of Nottingham
2010 – Legal Practice Course (LPC), College of Law
2007 – LLB Law (Hons), Greenwich University
2012 – Solicitor of the Senior Courts, England & Wales