Investing in Iran & the Law: A guide to Iranian Legislation for International Companies
Written Dr Marjan Atashi Golestan is a Visiting Professor of Law at University of Allameh Tabatabaei and Industrial Management Institute of Iran (IMI) who has carried out a specific and detailed study of the law impacting overseas companies and investors who wish to set up and operate in Iran.
The legislative position in Iran in this area is not always clear and some of the legislation can be confusing when looked at in isolation. As a result Dr Golestan has carried out extensive research including reviews of associated parliamentary debates and provides information on the practice on the ground to clarify the position.
A key point for those investing in Iran is whether they want protection from potential nationalization and expropriation, so the benefits and requirements for registration under this regime is discussed extensively, along with differences between onshore and freezone operations, intellectual property concerns, visa requirements for expatriate staff and business owners, taxation and dispute resolution options.
【Table of Contents】
1. Foreign Investment
2. Regulations Concerning Foreign Staff
3. Corporation Registration
4. Protection of Industrial Property
5. Acquisition of Property
6. Taxes and Foreign Companies
7. Settlement of Disputes