Iran and the E3/EU+3 (China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union) reached a deal with regards to Iran's nuclear programme on 14 July 2015 (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action – the "JCPOA"). In the event that the sanctions are lifted in full, Simmons & Simmons is able to service your legal needs from its network of offices.

Our long established Middle East practice comprises lawyers from our two offices in the region: Dubai and Doha. We provide a comprehensive and integrated service that covers our clients’ requirements throughout the Middle East and North Africa, wherever their business takes them. Our ability to provide advice in Farsi, Arabic, English and French means that we offer our clients a true ‘one stop shop’ for their international and local legal advice.

Over the decades we have been careful to build our international presence using a combination of local lawyers with demonstrable local knowledge and fully integrated teams acting together at a global level. We can provide the full range of legal services in Iran with support from local counsel.

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  • Sturgeon Capital on the launch of an Iran focused fund product
  • GAIL (India) Limited on the development of the IPI pipeline project
  • Essar Construction Limited on the EPC contract for the Iran Steel works
  • OMV Gas & Power GmbH in relation to LNG projects in Iran
  • E.ON Ruhrgas AG on the acquisition of upstream gas interests in Iran and an interest in the PARS LNG project from TOTAL
  • an Iraq based bank on compliance with the UN and the US sanctions against Iran and on a framework agreement with EDBI in light of the US sanctions against Iran
  • a Middle East based aluminium company on US Iran sanctions
  • a Dubai based bank regarding UN/US sanctions concerning Iran
  • an international oil major on issues relating to their interests in various joint venture companies including an Iranian oil company
  • Arveen General Trading LLC on advice regarding distribution arrangements in Iran
  • Independent Television Commission on the application by Face of Iranian Nation TV for a satellite licence
  • a Dubai based bank on compliance procedures relating to Iran sanctions
  • a Middle Eastern telecommunications provider on commercial and regulatory issues in relation to building a sea and land cable from the UAE to Europe via Iran, Azerbaijan and Russia to Germany
  • a Turkish telecommunications company in relation to a fibre optic project from Turkey to Iran, Iraq, Jordan and Syria
  • a French engineering firm on issues related to the international sanctions against Iran
  • Basell in relation to a petrochemical plant in Iran
  • a division of a Middle Eastern Islamic bank in relation to the allocation of the third mobile licence in Iran.