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Emad Tabatabaei

Emad Tabatabaei

Address: Neunlinden Str. 1, 79106 Freiburg i.Br., Germany

E-mail: emad.tabatabaei@advant-nctm.com | Tel.: +49 176 7077 3789

·         High-performing multilingual legal-project manager in various practice areas with experience at the European Association of Independent Law Firms ADVANT, as well as leading Italian and German law firms Nctm and FGvW, with a focus in corporate and commercial law

o    Experienced in leading small-sized teams (up to 7 individuals) and managing senior/mid-level client relationships while considering different cultural attitudes and business mentalities between Middle East and Europe like:

§  Flexibly developing contracts

§  Supportingly participating in business negotiations

§  Empathetically guiding dispute settlement proceedings

o    Giving lectures and presentations in business events

Professional ExperienceLegal Adviser2016 – Present
ADVANT European Association of Independent Law FirmsOf Counsel2021 – Present
Nctm Studio LegaleOf Counsel (Milan Office)2016 – Present
FGvW & Partner mbB | RechtsanwälteOf Counsel (Freiburg Office)2017 – 2021
·         Point of contact for MENA region projects managing the connection between clients and relevant departments according to required practice areas, such as:

o    Successfully led dispute settlement procedures, e.g.:

§  Collected the credit (approx. € 285 k) for Turkish/Iranian client from an overseas American company in Italy

§  Reconciled with Iranian claimant not to sue the German client for damages (approx. € 100 k)

§  Revitalised a waste management project in Iran for Italian client (value approx. € 2 MM)

o    Advised Start-ups on incorporation, investments agreements, negotiation with accelerators, IP issues, etc., e.g.:

§  Head of legal affairs of Sponix Tech LLC

o    Legally supervised projects in renewable energy, including photovoltaic power plants and waste management projects, e.g.:

§  More for the Planet

o    Organised and managed several fruitful business travel operations to Iran and Lebanon

o    Incorporated companies in Italy and Germany

o    Registered trademarks and designs in EUIPO

o    Drafted legal memos on re-imposing the U.S. comprehensive sanctions on Iran

o    Drafted Due-Diligence-Reports related to the Iran-sanctions

o    Drafted agreements for brokerage, trade, share purchase, etc.

Albert-Ludwig University of FreiburgMaster of Laws (LL.M.)10.2006 – 2010
·         Dissertation title: Freedom of Expression and Religion in the Field of Criminal Law; A Comparative Legal Analysis Using the Example of Germany and Iran

·         Overall grade: summa cum laude

Publications (selected)
·         The Chapter (in English): The Effects of the JCPOA and Subsequent US Withdrawal on Iranian Law; co-writer: F. Manteghi; in: Rule of Law in the Contemporary Iran, University of Cambridge(Forthcoming) 2023
·         Chapter (in Italian): Protection of Property and Foreign Investment under The Laws Of the Islamic Republic of Iran; co-writer: S. H. Tabatabaei & E. Gandini; in: Iranian Commercial Law, Wolters Kluwer2023
·         Article (in Persian): The Potential interactions of Sharia and Modern Criminal Law in a Legal System in: Criminal Law Development in the Muslim-Majority Countries in the Light of Interaction between Shari’a and Law, University of Tehran2021
·         Chapter (in German): SUFISM – The Most Important Historical Appearance of the Internal Side of the Islamic Revelation; in: Philosophy of Religion Annual, Volume 16 2017