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Investing in Iran: a step-by-step case study

Time and Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 14:00-17:00
Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Japan Institute for Overseas Investment (JOI) 
Supported by Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)

Programme

14:00-14:10 
Introduction  
Kentaro Tsuboi, Senior Legal Consultant, Freshfields Tokyo
Farid Sigari-Majd, Iran Country Partner, Freshfields Vienna

14:10-14:30 
Iran: a post-Implementation Day overview
1. Foreign interest in Iran and recent trends of the Iranian economy
2. New sanctions regime, including remaining sanctions and snapback 
 
Sumiko Teranaka, Chief Economist, Research and Analysis Department, JOI

14:30-15:40 
Case Study – Parts I-II
1. Due diligence challenges, regulations and compliance
2. The application of Iranian laws and regulations
3. MOUs and LOIs with the Iranian counterparties and the government
4. Structuring and investment protection
5. Mergers and acquisition mechanisms 
 
Farid Sigari-Majd, Iran Country Partner, Freshfields Vienna
Ashar Qureshi, Iran Country Partner, Freshfields London
Mark Plenderleith, Head of Major Projects, Asia, Freshfields Tokyo
Lukas Kratochvil, Counsel, Joint ventures and M&A, Freshfields Tokyo
Alexander Dmitrenko, Sanctions and Investigations, Freshfields Tokyo

15:40-15:55 Coffee Break

15:55-16:40 
Case Study - Part III
6. Transaction documentation
7. Snap back and exit strategies
8. Movement of money, banking and financing

Farid Sigari-Majd, Iran Country Partner, Freshfields Vienna
Ashar Qureshi, Iran Country Partner, Freshfields London
Mark Plenderleith, Head of Major Projects, Asia, Freshfields Tokyo
Lukas Kratochvil, Counsel, Joint ventures and M&A, Freshfields Tokyo
Alexander Dmitrenko, Sanctions and Investigations, Freshfields Tokyo