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Atousa Mahmoudpour, Principal Associate

Atousa Mahmoudpour

Principal Associate

Practice areas

  • Commercial agreements
  • Construction and engineering
  • Corporate
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Global contracts and policies
  • International trade
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Sanctions

Practice notes

Atousa joined Eversheds Sutherland in January 2017 to Head the Iran Desk based in Dubai. She was formerly the Head of the Iran Desk at another Dubai based law firm. Atousa regularly travels to Tehran to advise clients on Iran-related matters in different sectors. In addition to having years of related experience, she worked in Tehran for several years, and her presence in the country helped her develop great connections and become proficient in Iranian laws.

Atousa has a particular focus on corporate and commercial law, compliance, different forms of investments, joint ventures, and has mainly been active in the clean energy, construction, and oil and gas sectors.

Atousa is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association, and a member of The Ruler’s Court in the UAE. She is a regular speaker at Iran-focused international conferences and writes articles in relation to Iran. Atousa is fluent in English, Farsi and French.

Atousa’s most recent experience includes:

  • Advising two Turkish solar power companies with respect to corporate structures, company setup, employment issues, investment protection, land acquisition, and taxation in Iran with a view to their entry into the Iranian market following the lifting of sanctions.
  • Advising a Turkish manufacturing company with respect to corporate structures, relevant Iranian laws and regulation related to factory setup, and general investment protection.
  • Advising Iranian shipping, and oil and gas entities on international disputes and awards enforcement.
  • Advising European embassies in Tehran on local laws and compliance related to the countries’ trade sectors.
  • Working with two European companies on EPC structuring and project management.
  • Advising European companies with US presence, and US manufactured-goods on sanctions.
  • Advising a port operating company on international disputes.
  • Advising two European companies on distribution/agency negotiations.
  • Advising international EPC contractors on corporate structuring, permits and Iran’s localisation restrictions.