–Bi-Weekly News & Analysis of the International Law Office

Legal Environment of Electronic and High-Tech Startups in Iran

Startup is a buzzword of our era and recently governments all around the world look at it as a hero to defeat unemployment and economic stagnation. They encourage creative young graduates to start their own business instead of looking for a monthly stipend job by easing the legal environment of startups.

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Iran to file a lawsuit before International Court of Justice

On July 17, 2018 Iran instituted proceeding against the US at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) the principal judicial organ of the United Nations over the reimposition of heavy sanctions against Tehran by the Trump administration, claiming that the move breaches US international obligations and violates the Treaty of Amity, Economic Relations and Consular Rights, signed as far back as 1955 by the two countries.

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A few Specific points regarding Iranian Employment Law

Employment in the majority of Iranian private sector is regulated by the Iranian Labor Code (1990) and its relevant by-laws, executive orders, and judicial and administrative interpretations. The ratification of this code and its subsequent evolutions has been the product of influences by different stakeholders including representatives of both employees and employers; therefore the protection it provides is not uniform.

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Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC)

As far as in Iran oil was the most crucial source of government’s’ revenue in the past 100 years, understanding Iranian petroleum regulations and business environment cannot be achieved without knowing the history of Oil and Gas contracts in Iran.

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Foreign Investment in the Field of Renewable Energy

Iran is one of the most famous countries in the region having resources of renewable energy.

As one of the nearly 200 countries signed the 2015 Paris climate deal that calls for cutting emissions, renewable energy is a major tool  for Iran to reduce impact on the environment as it reduces the use of fossil fuels and save water. This sector is able to attract some considerable foreign investments.

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The Rise of Cryptocurrency in Iran

Cryptocurrency is a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of a currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank. Bitcoin, a decentralized cryptocurrency now provides an outlet for personal wealth that is beyond any type of restriction and confiscation.

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A trip to Iran

This year we had the pleasure of having a bright young British intern in our Law Office for about a period of one month. John Macleod a student of Middle Eastern Studies in Cambridge University who speaks Farsi in such a way that you cannot believe your ears has shared with us his experience of living in Iran for five months. Below, you can read this short memoir in his own words:

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A New Start

After more than thirty years of working as an international law office, our hope for a paradigm shift in the economic environment of Iran encourages and entices us to experience a new start by providing the public and our selected clients with bi-weekly, bi-monthly and yearly News & Analysis about the legal developments that are taking place in Iran. Our objective is to help our readers to keep themselves abreast of these developments and to remain aware of all the opportunities that are and will become available to them in the Iranian market.