Automotive & Transport
Atai Associates runs one of the leading automotive and transport practice in the country since the early days of establishment. We advise vehicle manufacturers and suppliers of parts and equipments on setting-up production plants and appointment of dealerships and after-sales service centers. The services included rental of office space and sites for logistics and business operations.
Banking & Finance
Atai Associates advises international financial institutions upon their establishment and represents foreign banks and financial institutes in disputes and provides them with legal solutions. We advise many international banks in relation to on-going commercial and operational matters and regulatory issues. We also advise on all aspect of general business and financial regulation. We facilitate the structuring, drafting and negotiation of all legal documentation required for banking and financial transaction. Our specialist business area includes asset finance, capital markets, derivatives, financial services regulation, loans, project finance, real estate and trade finance.
Internet & E-Commerce
We act for technology suppliers and international corporate customers on the procurement and distribution of major technology and e-commerce systems and services. We also advise start-ups, e-commerce projects and technology projects. We advise clients on software licenses, hardware procurement, service supply arrangements, copyright infringement, software and e-commerce development contracts, online services, data protection, and related regulatory issues.
Information Technology & Software Contracts
In addition to our know-how in computer-related aspects of intellectual property law, we are well-versed in legal IT matters as the firm’s distinctive application of information technology to legal practice demonstrates. We have experience in dealing with computer contracts of all kinds both for suppliers and for distributors of software, and we are well qualified to assist in resolving disputes in this area. We have been assisting software developers from Europe including companies from UK ,France and Germany regarding distribution and sale of their products in Iran. Other services include advising and assisting domestic and international clients on computer law, data protection and rules and regulations governing media, communications and digital publication.
Insurance & Reinsurance
Our Insurance Group provides clients with complete legal specialist insurance services and as members of the team have worked inside the industry we are able to offer practical as well as expert advice. We advise corporations on legal aspects of their insurance programs, non-responding insurers and on problematic insurance claims. We assist them on all matters from the purchase of insurance for commercial, credit enhancement and security purposes to capital market transactions. A new sector has been approved by the authorities for international insurance companies in the field of re-insurance. Atai & Associates has local knowledge of industry and practice and can advise international companies on rules and regulations for investment in the insurance and re-insurance market.
The Firm has been involved in international business transactions relating to mining. This practice has included privatisation, joint ventures, project financing, tax issues, transportations, environmental regulation, and international commercial litigation and arbitration. Our expertise ranges from the operational side, including exploration and development to semi-manufacturing and trading.
Petroleum, Oil & Gas
We have expertise in matters relating to international petroleum and petrochemical industries in Iran. We cover full range of corporate and regulatory matters affecting the petroleum sector, including advisory services, contract negotiation and litigation. We advise clients on Buy-Back contracts in the upstream sector and Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) and Engineering, Procurement and Commissioning (EPC) in the downstream petroleum as well as service contracts and other methods of contractual arrangements in petroleum projects.
Shipping & Maritime
Atai Associates provides legal services with regard to any disputes, which may arise from the ownership of a vessel and carriage of goods by sea. Other expert services includes ship and shipping company registration, registration and cancellation of mortgages, sale and purchase and ship management arrangements.
Atai & Associates has a market-leading reputation in this area, acting for many of the best-known international manufacturers and operators mainly from Europe in Iran during the last 30 years. Our deep understanding of the industry and market context is a real strength of our telecoms practice and is of great importance to us for providing advice to our clients in order to achieve their objectives. we provide strategic counsel and find innovative ways to help our clients achieve their goals. We have guided companies from Sweden, Luxemburg and Germany as well as local companies through some of the largest projects and tenders in history of Iran’s telecommunication.
A new area that we have been involved recently is the renewable energies. Since the announcement of the Ministry of Energy the development of 5000 MW installed capacity of renewable power plants, is set as a main goal in the next 5 years. This practice has included privatisation, joint ventures, project financing, tax issues, transportations, and arbitration for our clients from Germany, Turkey and Korea.
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