Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2012

This firm has bucked the general market downturn with growth in exit-related restructuring work. Clients, from a variety of sectors, including fast moving consumer goods and pharmaceuticals, hail not just from the Persian Gulf region, but also from Europe and the Far East …

Excerpts from IFLR 1000, 2012 edition

The firm concentrates on representing international clients and … has set itself up as an excellent option for its chosen clientele.

The firm's portfolio of recent work amply demonstrates its global client base. [Atieh Associates] has performed due diligence for a foreign telecommunications company bidding for an operations license and advised on an international freight forwarding company on establishing in the region. In addition to this the practise head has been providing general commercial advice to a foreign Islamic Bank on a number of issues including sharia compliant structures.

Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2010 - 2011

This foreign favourite concentrates on inbound investment and is sought after for advice on a broad range of commercial needs. Clients praise the team's consistently excellent handling of general corporate matters like joint ventures, structuring and negotiating contracts and due diligence …

Excerpts from IFLR 1000, 2010 edition

The practice at Atieh continues to be dominated by work coming from international clients and it is one of the most visible Iranian firms in terms of foreign exposure. "We had numerous references from US and UK law firms about Atieh, so we decided to go with them," says one client …

Excerpts from The Legal 500, 2010 edition

Atieh Associates Law Firm is considered ‘dynamic and very responsive to clients’... The firm’s ‘more modern approach’ and awareness of western legal practices attracts international clients, on project finance and other matters …

Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2008-2009

Market sources say the team here offers “some of the best quality advice and client service in Iran”... … is “a bridge between Iranian law and international clients” and sources say … “always puts things into a context we can understand.”

Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2007-2008

This modern firm is perceived by interviewees as “responsive, client-oriented and flexible.” As a transaction-focused outfit it picks up mainly corporate, finance and project mandates from foreign investors.

Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2006-2007

Focused squarely on the international market, this four-lawyer group is lauded as “far more commercial and proactive than the average firm.” It proves itself second to none … the lawyers “are and continue to be the key advisers on energy work.” Users include international law firms, food groups and automotive companies.

Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2005-2006

Commentators report that [Atieh Associates] is "the first choice for all kinds of transactions." The team has maintained its strong reputation in the privatization arena, with key deals involving everything from power plants to utilities … "the way they answer your questions and the time they devote is just like a European firm."

Excerpts from Chambers & Partners, The World's Leading Lawyers 2004-2005

[Atieh Associates] comfortably retains its status as one of the market-leading commercial practices in Tehran. Established in 2000, the firm's team of five is admired by peers for being "young, talented and highly esteemed." The practice deals exclusively with foreign investors and large multinationals, specializing in corporate work, projects, banking and Islamic finance. An ability to "bridge the gap between Western and Iranian law" was identified as a particular strength.