Amir Kordvani

Amir Kordvani

Head of Projects, Middle East

Level 15 Burj Daman
Dubai International Financial Centre
Happiness Street
PO Box 506873
United Arab Emirates
Languages Persian, English, French, Arabic

Amir Kordvani heads CMS’ 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, Iraq, Libya, Qatar, Tajikistan, UAE, UK and Saudi Arabia.

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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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6 September 2018
Middle East Pro­jects Up­date: Sum­mer 2018