People

Navid Rahbar-Sato

Managing Partner

Dr. Navid Rahbar is a leading international lawyer in the Iranian market with a primary focus on cross border transactions. He has extensively assisted companies and governments with foreign investment regulation and transactions in energy, telecommunication, life science, retail and infrastructure.

Navid also concentrates on corporate and regulatory matters while handling litigation and arbitration. He is the founding and managing partner of Elite Pars law firm and heads the firm's legal practice.

He is qualified in both New York and Iran. He holds an SJD with Washington College of Law and is an LL.M graduate of NYU (USA). Navid is Assistant Professor SBU faculty of law in Tehran.

Navid speaks fluent Persian and English, as well as basic French and Japanese.

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Nima Nasrollahi

Partner

Dr. Nima Nasrollahi Shahri is a partner at Elite Pars Law Firm  and heads the Energy and Investment Law practices. He is  experienced in the field of Oil and Gas and Renewable Energies and has advised major international oil companies with respect to their participation in Iranian oil and gas projects.

He holds a PhD in International Investment Law and has completed LL.M. programs in Commercial International Law and Petroleum Law and Policy from Shahid Beheshti University (Tehran) and University of Dundee (UK) respectively. He has published extensively in Persian and English and teaches part time at the LL.M. program of the university of Science and Culture in Tehran. He regularly does pro bono educational activities. He is now supervising several dissertation theses, mostly related to commercial arbitration.

Nima speaks Persian, fluent English and intermediate French.

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Mina Sarang

Counsel

Mina is an experienced attorney at law with a demonstrated history of working in the legal services industry. She is a counsel at Elite Pars Law Firm advising local and international clients on commercial and corporate matters including M&A transactions, registration of companies, reviewing and drafting contracts, joint venture agreements shareholder agreements and post-merger restructuring advisory.

She is a member of Iranian Central Bar Association. She has completed her master’s degree focused in Commercial Law from University of Bristol, Uk.

Mina speaks Farsi and is also fluent in English.

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Mojtaba Jafari Akha

Of Counsel 

Mojtaba Jafari Akha is an of counsel at Elite Pars advising the firm on its Corporate and Intellectual Property practices. Mojtaba is an old hand in the Iranian legal market with substantial experience in various fields of law. He frequently advises and represents clients on commercial and corporate matters and disputes including employment and tax disputes.

He is also an expert in the field of intellectual property rights, specifically patent and trademark registration. He also assists clients on intellectual property litigation. 

Mojtaba is a member of Central Bar Association of Iran and holds an L.L.M. in international commercial law from the SBU of Tehran.

He is fluent in Farsi and English.


Bahman Behroozi

Of Counsel

Bahman is an of counsel at Elite Pars advising the firm on its Commercial Litigation and Arbitration practice. Bahman is a skilled litigator with substantial experience in a wide range of disputes. He frequently advises and represents clients on commercial and corporate disputes. He also handles criminal cases, tax, custom, and administrative disputes.

He is also heavily involved with Iranian public entities and unions assisting them on their corporate, complaince, and restructuring matters.

Bahman is a member of Central Bar Association of Iran.

He is fluent in Farsi and English.


Arash Shahrokhy

Senior Associate

Arash is a legal expert in energy sector at Elite Pars Law Firm with a primary focus on upstream Oil & Gas contracts and Iranian sanctions. He benefits from extensive experience on energy projects related to Iran and MENA Region. He has experience in Oil & Gas transactions, International Commercial Arbitration, due diligence, joint ventures, and corporate structuring. He also advises on Iranian regulatory framework, transactional matters and Iranian foreign investments regulations.

Arash also benefits from work experience in the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran with respect to Iranian foreign trade system including import/ export regulations and IP laws.

He has delivered several lectures with respect to Iranian sanctions in workshops and has independently worked on projects covering upstream oil and gas contracts, public private partnership, corporate law issues, restructuring, regulatory compliance, and disputes resolution.

Arash speaks Farsi and is also fluent in English.

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Mohammad-Reza Narimani

Senior Associate

Mohammad-Reza Narimani is a legal expert and researcher. His areas of specialty focus include foreign investment law, contract law, regulatory compliance and international arbitration. He has also worked on a wide range of independent projects covering petroleum and construction EPCs, capital market and banking transactions and disputes.

Before joining Elite Pars, Mohammad-Reza was an associate in a global law firm where he provided legal advice to international clients working in various market sectors, including energy, mining, automotive, infrastructure, telecommunication, pharmaceutical and retail industries. 

Mohammad-Reza has published several academic works, including a book on petroleum contracts. He has delivered lectures on international arbitration and worked as research and executive assistant at Trade Promotion Organization of Iran as well as the University of Tehran Institute for Public Law Studies.

Mohammad-Reza speaks English in full professional proficiency.

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Hesam Saeedi

Associate

Hesam is an associate at Elite Pars. He is a skilful legal advisor with specific focus on domestic and international investment law. 

He has joined Elite Pars from one of the biggest Iranian investment banks where he has extensively worked on life science and health care investment, foreign direct investment, private equity, and financial regulations.


Hesam speaks Farsi and is also fluent in English.


Marzieh Poorbarfehi

Trainee

Marzieh is an enthusiastic undergraduate law student at Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran.  She has recently joined Elite Pars law firm as a trainee.

She speaks fluent English and has had some experience participating in international moot competitions.


Nazanin Sangestani

Trainee

Nazanin is an undergraduate law top-student at Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran. She has recently joined Elite Pars law firm as a trainee.

She speaks fluent English and has working knowledge of French. Nazanin has participated in international Media Law Moot Court competition in Oxford.


Kimia Haj Piri

Trainee

Kimia graduated as a top-student from Allameh Tabataba’I University. She has recently joined Elite Pars law firm as a trainee.

She speaks fluent English and has participated in international commercial arbitration competition in Vienna.