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Amir Kordvani

Head of Iran Desk and Projects, Middle East

CMS Cameron McKenna LLP
32nd Floor Platinum Tower
Cluster I
Jumeirah Lakes Towers
PO Box 336750
United Arab Emirates
Languages Persian, English, French, Arabic

Amir Kordvani heads CMS’ Iran Desk and the Middle East Projects practice in Dubai.

He is a leading advisor to the energy and resources sector, with significant regulatory and major project experience.

Amir’s expertise includes infrastructure development projects (including PPPs, IPPs and IWPPs), EPC, operation and maintenance (including O&M) agreements, joint venture arrangements, oil and gas exploration, production, drilling and service contracting, port access arrangements, procurement and service contracting, and water and waste water agreements.

He has been involved in negotiating and drafting all forms of project agreements including procurement regime, contractual documentation, construction, and financing in various jurisdictions including: Australia, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Tajikistan, UAE, UK and Saudi Arabia.

Amir is considered a leading Iranian business law expert. He has advised on various aspects of doing business in Iran including FDI, private funds, company set up and due diligence, contracts, licensing, joint ventures, and energy and resources projects. He is regularly interviewed by business media as a leading Iranian law expert.

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Relevant experience

  • The Government of Guinea on all aspects of Project Simandou, the largest iron ore project in Africa (USD 20bn).
  • CNPC on its joint venture with ADNOC in the UAE.
  • The Government of Jordan on various contractual issues in relation to IPP1, IPP2, IPP3, and IPP4.
  • A major energy company in relation to an IPP for a 1,000MW power plant in Kurdistan, Iraq.
  • An American power supply company in relation to a power supply contract (450MW) in Libya.
  • Griffon Capital, a leading private equity fund, on establishment in Iran.
  • A multinational conglomerate corporation on setting up and operations in Iran.
  • A UAE-based freight forwarder on licensing requirements in Iran.
  • A German cosmetics company on the enforcement of an arbitration award in Iran.
  • A consortium of European investors on a diversified portfolio investment in Iran.
  • A European car manufacturer on FDI and contractual issues in Iran.
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2008 - LLB, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

2007 - PhD, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

2001 - LLB, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

1998 - BA in Law, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

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Member, Queensland Law Society 

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