Join Blackstone at the Iran Trade and Investment Forum, Berlin


Doing Business in Iran

Since EU sanctions were lifted on trading with Iran, there has been a surge of interest around doing business in the region. As the second largest economy in the Middle East and North Africa, Iran is rich in potential for businesses that take the time to understand this market.

Having launched our Iran Desk in early 2017, Blackstone Solicitors has quickly gained a reputation for its expertise in Iranian affairs. As a result, our Managing Director, Emma Nawaz, has been invited to speak at the Iran Trade and Investment Forum in Berlin in January 2018.

We are looking forward to joining a host of prolific speakers at the conference, and encourage anyone who trades or has considered trading in Iran to join us in Berlin.

What to expect from the Iran Trade and Investment Forum

On the 22nd January, a host of commercial, legal and compliance experts will descend on Berlin, Germany, for the Iran Trade and Investment Forum. Several pre-conference talks are planned ahead of the event, which runs from the 23rd-24th January at the Steigenberger Hotel, setting the scene for the keynotes to follow.

Hosted by C5, who specialise in leading conferences with a legal, regulatory and compliance focus, the Forum will tackle a sweeping range of issues, from export controls and anti-corruption policies to structuring joint ventures with local partners.

Designed to give legal, sanction and compliance departments, attorneys and other senior-level professionals the knowledge they need to act confidently in the region, it offers unrivalled insights into opportunities and challenges businesses face.

Navigating payment issues when doing business in Iran

While dealing with Iran is becoming much more feasible for businesses, obstacles still remain. Perhaps the biggest challenge is the ability to make and receive payments, which deters many SMEs from exploring ventures in the region.

We have helped a vast number of clients overcome these issues since the establishment of our Iran Desk, securing bank authorisations for our clients to receive funds from the country in to their accounts. Our Managing Director, Emma Nawaz, will be sharing her insights into tackling this challenge head-on alongside Reiner Jahn, Vice-President of the German-Iranian Chamber of Commerce, in a workshop on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Join us from 1.30pm to 4.30pm as we explore a range of issues, including payment structures, due diligence, screening, compliance and transaction options. By the end of the workshop, you’ll have the understanding you need to establish a compliant strategy for making and receiving payments, paving your way to doing business in Iran.

To register for the conference, or for more information about the workshops and speakers, visit Alternatively, explore our Iran Desk or call 0161 9290121 if you would like to know more about our specialist legal services.

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