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

A trip to Iran

This year we had the pleasure to have 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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Competition Regulations under Iranian Legal System

The rather recent complaint raised against Iran Central Bar Association by some of the law graduates before the Competition Council made us have a look at competition regulations in Iran’s legal system. The relevant graduates have objected the capacity limitation set for being admitted in the bar exams alleging that setting a capacity limitation as opposed to having a criteria based exam is contrary to the applicable competition regulations.

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Product-packaging protection under ”Trademark

Nowadays, customers are exposing to thousands of similar products together with variety of advertisements. A creative and distinguished product-packaging would definitely attract more customer’s attention and therefore bring about more income and popularity to a company among its peers.

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Tobacco Industry in Iran

Like in many other industrial areas, the policy of Iranian government in tobacco industry revolves around encouragement of local production. This policy is more pronounced in tobacco industry because during the recent years a considerable amount of tax revenues have been lost due to smuggling.  On the other hand, Iranian cigarette production was not able to compete with the international moguls of the industry. Due to the fact that consumers preferred well-known international brands, importation (both legal and illegal) of cigarettes was in high demand. This led to a crippling of the cigarette industry and also a huge loss of tax and monopoly incomes for the government.

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Work Permit of Foreign Nationals

Foreign nationals shall be employed to work in Iran if they have work permit in accordance with the Labor Law of Iran and in conformity with Social Security Organization “SSO” regulations.

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The Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration from the Delocalisation Theory

The Party Autonomy in International Commercial Arbitration from the Delocalisation TheoryThis report will focus on the principles of party autonomy as the proper base of the delocalisation realm. It will also argue that the only legal constraint of party autonomy might be known as the public policy.

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Applicable Income Tax to Foreign Legal Entities Residing Abroad under Iranian Law

It is no secret that one of the first things a foreign investor considers when deciding to enter a new market is the taxation regime.

Iran’s taxation regulations have been defined in the Direct Taxation Act (the “Act”) which was revised on 22 July 2015 by the parliament (implemented from 20 March 2016) introducing new provisions regarding the applicable income tax for foreign real and legal persons.

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Aviation Case Study in the Iranian Court

In the case Mr. X vs. Aviation Company (Tehran Branch office) in 2014, the Plaintiff in his petition to the First Instance Court of Iran claimed the amount of … (confidential) as compensation for his luggage loss in 2007 alleging to be due to the Defendant’s negligence.

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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.