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Ali Akbar Atai

Ali Akbar Atai
Office:
No. 4 (former no. 8), 14th Street
Khaled Islamboli Avenue (Vozara)
PO Box 15875-1633
15117
City:
Tehran
Country:
Iran
Tel:
+98 21 8871 3850
Fax:
+98 21 8871 5252

Biography:

Who's Who Legal Litigation: Lawyers

Ali Akbar Atai is the founding partner of Atai & Associates Law Firm and member of the Tehran Bar Association.  

His practice is focused on business law and commercial litigation. Mr Atai has acted for European and Asian clients in relation to numerous high valued litigation cases.

As a case in point, Mr Atai represented a foreign investor in court proceedings regarding shares of an Iranian gold mining company and successfully obtained a judgment in favour of the client for a claim that was valued at US$45million.

In the automotive sector, Mr Atai advised a European automotive producer regarding cases involving unauthorised dealership that was established through fabricated agency agreement for the distribution and importation of cars in the Iranian market. The outcome of the case was revocation and cancellation of the unauthorised dealership on the grounds of fraud and misrepresentation.

Mr Atai has acted as the lead counsel in a revolutionary court case regarding expropriation of property owned by Iranian/foreign nationals. The case was successfully defended and the property was reclaimed by the owners.

Mr Atai has acted for a Swiss chemical company and successfully obtained judgment from the Iranian courts regarding a case concerning infringement of the intellectual property rights of the Swiss company.

Other cases included advising a foreign company concerning protection of its domain name and trademark against infringement by third parties.

Mr Atai is also specialised in labour law disputes. In a case concerning unfair dismissal, Mr Atai successfully defended a foreign media company in the labour law tribunal and the case was concluded by obtaining a favourable award.

WWL says: Ali Akbar Atai holds a distinguished position in Iran as one of the country's foremost commercial litigators.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Litigation which can be purchased from our Shop.

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