By Paul Stothard King & Wood Mallesons’ London Office

Istothard_pran has been subject to a web of UN, US, and EU sanctions since the 1970s, but a significant part of those sanctions are now poised to be relaxed following a historical deal reached between Iran, the EU and the “P5+1” (the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the US, China, and Russia) in July this year. Foreign investment by investors from these and associated jurisdictions may be politically sensitive, particularly if they involve key Iranian industries. The need for protections for foreign investors against illegitimate interference from the Iranian state / state owned entities may be of paramount importance.

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