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Click here to enlarge.   Ardeshir ATAI IAI Young Practitioner   
Atai & Associates Law Firm
No. 4 14th Street Khaled Islamboli Avenue (Vozara)
P.O. Box 15785-1633
Tehran 15117
Tel: +98.21.887.13850 (Direct)
Fax: +98.21.887.15252

Languages   Farsi (native); English (fluent)
Nationality   Iran
Education   University of London, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (PhD in International Investment Law - 2010); University of Hertfordshire (LLM International Commercial and Maritime Law - 2003); College of Law (Legal Practice Course - 2002); London Metropolitan University (LLB Law - 2001)
University of Tehran (since 2015); Visiting Lecturer (International Commercial Arbitration) - University of Hertfordshire (2011-13)
as Counsel  
Numerous international arbitrations under the Rules of the ICC, UNCITRAL, ICSID, and Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) (mainly investment, joint venture, share purchase, telecom, construction, and oil and gas)
Relating to  
• "Redefining Investment Arbitration Law: The Case of Kosovo," 1 J. Alt. Disp. Res. Kosovo (2015)

• "A New Paradigm for Attracting Foreign Investments: Restructuring Investor-State Arbitration for Resolution of Petroleum Disputes: Dynamics of the New Iranian Oil Investment Contract," 12(2) T.D.M. (2015)

• "Arbitration in Post-Sanctions Iran," in Acquisition International Guide to Arbitration, 6 (2015)

• "Iranian Bilateral Investment Disputes: Substantive Principles and Standards," 14(3) J. World Inv. & Trade 397 (2013)

• "Arbitration of Investment Disputes under the Iranian Investment Treaties," 14(2) Journal of Money Laundering Control 130 (2011)

• "Investor Protection in Iran: A Bankruptcy Approach," in Bankruptcy Law Client Strategies in the Middle East and Africa 101 (Aspatore/Thomson Reuters, 2011)

• "Iran," in Litigation and Dispute Resolution (International Comparative Legal Guide Series, 2011) (with T. Wessing)

• "Standards of Treatment of Foreign Investments in Iran," 30(11) Company Law. 347 (2009)

• "Comparative Analysis of Iranian Foreign Investment Law with the World Bank Guidelines on Treatment of Foreign Direct Investment," in 12 Y.B. Islamic and Middle Eastern L. 111 (2005-06)

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