Dr.Hassan Razavi co-founded MESHKAT, an Iranian international law firm, after working as Counsel and head of the Tehran office of August Debouzy, a Paris-based international law firm. He started his practice as member of the Iran Central Bar Association and in-house legal expert for international companies and JVs in Iran. He was notably head of the legal and compliance department of Naftiran Intertrade Co., the financial arm of the National Iranian Oil Company in Switzerland, tasked with trading crude oil, oil products and financing oil and gas projects in Iran, before becoming managing partner in an Iran-based international law firm, Vakil.
Hassan also lectured on economic sanctions and international trade law at McGill University’s Faculty of Law, in Canada, where he spent two years as a postdoctoral fellow. Hassan is currently Canadian Arbitration Practitioner (member of ICC Canada’s Arbitration Committee) and a professor at the University of Tehran’s Faculty of Law and Political Science where he teaches international investment law, oil and gas law and international commercial law.
Hassan advises companies throughout their business projects in Iran, covering issues such as compliance with applicable restrictive measures, the establishment of commercial presence, tendering in government projects, localizing commercial contracts, protecting intellectual property and dispute resolution. He also assists clients in their dealings with Iranian authorities on matters involving tendering, FIPPA and stock exchange investment licenses, manufacturing, taxation and labor issues.