Understanding Iran: post-sanctions investment in a post-elections landscape

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Date: Thursday, 3 March 2016

Time: 08:30 - 11:30

Since the beginning of 2016, Iran’s moderate government has scored a number of successes: the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 16 January 2016, and the consequent lifting of many international sanctions, was followed by a successful visit to Italy and France by President Hassan Rohani during which billions of dollars’ worth of contracts were signed with European firms.

There is no doubt that Iran offers extensive opportunities to international companies. However, President Rohani is facing mounting domestic opposition from hardline factions. These used their influence to bar many reformist and moderate candidates from standing in the forthcoming elections for parliament and the Assembly of Experts. At the same time, regional tensions, especially those with Saudi Arabia, are undermining Iran’s political development.

This is a paid for event, the fees are as follows:

Bijan Khajehpour, Menas Associates

  • The domestic political dynamics in the aftermath of the twin elections, held on 26 February
  • The outlook for the country’s political and economic developments.
  • The risks and opportunities facing international companies investing in Iran will be evaluated.

Fleur Cowan, US Embassy

  • General US policy towards Iran
  • US sanctions relief towards Iran post- Implementation Day and remaining restrictions
  • Non-sanctions barriers to trade in Iran and regional issues

George Booth, Pinsent Masons

  • Structuring your investment into Iran
  • Iran law for international investors
  • The legal environment – the oil and gas sector