Assessing the Investment Climate in Iran: Event Summary

On Monday 6 February 2017, as part of its energy talk series, Access for Women in Energy organised an event on assessing the investment climate in Iran, looking at the political, economic, legal and social conditions that will shape any investment decision especially in the energy sector.

Pinsent Masons, a full service international law firm with offices across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, hosted the meeting at their London office. The event was also supported by Pathfinder Trade and Invest.

The participation was at full capacity with around 80 participants, clearly reflecting the strong interest in the subject. Participants came from various circles: UK Parliament, banks, leading consultancy firms, embassies, international oil companies, media, independent investors, think tanks and academia.

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The panel discussion

Lord Howell of Guildford, Chairman of the International Relations Committee House of Lords and Co-Chairman of Access for Women in Energy, gave the welcome note, then handed over to Dr Carole Nakhle, CEO of Crystol Energy and Director of Access for Women in Energy, to make the opening dangers of buying accutane online remarks and chair the discussion, which benefited from contributions and valuable insights from:

  • Lord Lamont of Lerwick, Chairman of the British Iranian Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Advisory Board of the Iran Heritage Foundation
  • Ms Alia Moubayed, Director of Geo-Economics and Strategy, The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
  • Mr George Booth, Head of the Cross–Sector Iran Practice, Pinsent Masons
  • Ms Ava Zadkhorvash, Senior Member Iran Team, Pinsent Masons

The event concluded with a networking reception.

To read the summary of the discussion click here.

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Baroness Verma, House of Lords; Mr Reza Nademi, Iran Embassy London; Sir Mark Allen, BP; and Mr Ian Walker, Windsor Energy Group among the participants

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The speakers with the participants

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Left: Lord Lamont and Lord Howell. Right: Ms Marina Petroleka, BMI Research; Ms Eleni Papadopoulou, Cheniere; Mr Nishant Donchak, Nexant; Ms Inga Shamsutdinova, IHS