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Iran - what's next?

  • Media One Hotel Al Falak Street Dubai, Dubai United Arab Emirates (map)

Business opportunities in Iran has been on the agenda for the last few years and hopes were high when the agreement between Iran and the US came into place. The American President is about to decide on the future of the Iran agreement in just a few days and the latest developments on the situation are happening as we speak.

Swedish law firm Magnusson is hosting a conference in Stockholm just a few days before the announcement by the US President on the 12th May. Guest speakers from the American congress and experts on Iran from around the world will participate in the event in Stockholm, to provide expert analysis and interpret the latest events in the matter. Saideh Yayhevi, lawyer and Iran expert at Magnusson Law, will join the conference in Stockholm, and fly straight back to Dubai to share the news with us.

We therefore invite you to this unique breakfast seminar where you will get the very latest analysis and facts on Iran. Accompanying Saideh at the seminar is Henry Smith, well-known Iran expert at Control Risks. 

The seminar will touch upon

  • What does Trump’s decision (or not) tell us about the US’s foreign policy to Iran and the region?
  • What can we expect in terms of changes to US, EU and UN sanctions (if anything)?
  • How have companies been preparing for this and what can we say about their response at this early stage?
  • How are other signatories of the JCPOA likely to react? What does this mean for doing business with Iran?


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Henry Smith – Director  
Henry leads Control Risks’ political risk consulting in the Middle East and North Africa, where he has a particular focus on advising clients about doing business in and with Iran. He has worked on business and politics in Iran for more than a decade, including seven years as our lead analyst on the country. He has advised leading Asian, European and US companies on entering the Iranian market and managing risks in the country as they consider sanctions-compliant trade and investment across a range of sectors.


Saideh Yahyavi, Head of Middle East desk
Saideh is the head of Magnusson Middle East desk and specializes in commercial contracts, Foreign direct investment, banking and finance. Saideh has also extensive experience in advising clients in regards to their entry to Iran and related aspects.




Date: 14th May
Time: 7.45 - 10 am
The presentation starts 8.15 am. A light breakfast will be served at the event.
Venue: Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (Free valet parking available.)
Fee: AED 90 for members (Including members of our fellow Nordic councils.)
AED 150 for non-members

Please register before 13th May.

Earlier Event: April 29
Expo 2020 and Market Outlook
Later Event: May 15
Nordic Sundowner