Mohammad Hossein HEIDARPOUR

Of Counsel

CAREER PATH

His career history started in 2005 when he was admitted to Iran Central Bar, and he has since been practicing as a Legal Counsel for various credible public and private entities. With an enriched experience in collaborating with energy companies, his most recent experience in Iran as head of the Energy Department at Daad and Kherad Law Firm in Tehran was completed in early 2021. As of now, he is the remote Legal Advisor of the blockchain-based startup named Zarela, in Dubai, UAE, as well as the remote Research Associate of the GP3 Institute based in Irvine, CA, USA to address the legal complications of establishing Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) for innovative projects.

He gives services concerning International Trade legal issues and contract drafting, various regional and international contracting arrangements in different jurisdictions including Iran and the Middle East countries, representing the clients before ad-hoc and organizational arbitral tribunals, particularly in commercial cases involving Iranian and middle east companies, Energy industries (RES, Oil and Gas) legal and contractual challenges, advising on sustainability and SDGs, Blockchain, Fintech, Smart Contracts, DAOs, WEB.3, Crowdfunding methods, Metaverse, NFTs, Utility and Security Tokens regulatory, compliance and legal aspects, Advising to Start-ups (especially blockchain-enabled platforms) with respect to overall strategies and related contractual frameworks and standardization, Advising on public international legal issues regarding compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, International Sanctions, and Embargos, CFT, KYC, etc. With high fluency in English and Persian languages, as well as very good command in French and Arabic, he is capable of dealing with a diversified range of regional and international legal cases.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Mohammad Hossein Heidarpour graduated from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Law. While working on a Master’s of Law in International Trade Law from the Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran in 2005, Mohammad enrolled in an LLM joint program at Queen Mary College, University of London, UK in 2007-2008. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran in the field of Energy Law as well as an LLM candidate at the University of Lausanne in the field of International Business Law and Innovation to be completed until July 2022, which mainly deals with the legal approaches toward new technologies of today’s world like Blockchain and Fintech. Mohammad’s specific focus at the University of Lausanne is the “Legal Challenges of Application of Blockchain in Energy Industries”, with the end goal of decarbonization and replacement of fossil fuels with clean renewable energies, to satisfy several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Mohammad Hossein Heidarpour

Of Counsel

CAREER PATH

His career history started in 2005 when he was admitted to Iran Central Bar, and he has since been practicing as a Legal Counsel for various credible public and private entities. With an enriched experience in collaborating with energy companies, his most recent experience in Iran as head of the Energy Department at Daad and Kherad Law Firm in Tehran was completed in early 2021. As of now, he is the remote Legal Advisor of the blockchain-based startup named Zarela, in Dubai, UAE, as well as the remote Research Associate of the GP3 Institute based in Irvine, CA, USA to address the legal complications of establishing Public and Private Partnerships (PPPs) for innovative projects.

He gives services concerning International Trade legal issues and contract drafting, various regional and international contracting arrangements in different jurisdictions including Iran and the Middle East countries, representing the clients before ad-hoc and organizational arbitral tribunals, particularly in commercial cases involving Iranian and middle east companies, Energy industries (RES, Oil and Gas) legal and contractual challenges, advising on sustainability and SDGs, Blockchain, Fintech, Smart Contracts, DAOs, WEB.3, Crowdfunding methods, Metaverse, NFTs, Utility and Security Tokens regulatory, compliance and legal aspects, Advising to Start-ups (especially blockchain-enabled platforms) with respect to overall strategies and related contractual frameworks and standardization, Advising on public international legal issues regarding compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, International Sanctions, and Embargos, CFT, KYC, etc. With high fluency in English and Persian languages, as well as very good command in French and Arabic, he is capable of dealing with a diversified range of regional and international legal cases.

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EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Mohammad Hossein Heidarpour graduated from the University of Tehran, Iran in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Law. While working on a Master’s of Law in International Trade Law from the Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran in 2005, Mohammad enrolled in an LLM joint program at Queen Mary College, University of London, UK in 2007-2008. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Shahid Beheshti University of Tehran in the field of Energy Law as well as an LLM candidate at the University of Lausanne in the field of International Business Law and Innovation to be completed until July 2022, which mainly deals with the legal approaches toward new technologies of today’s world like Blockchain and Fintech. Mohammad’s specific focus at the University of Lausanne is the “Legal Challenges of Application of Blockchain in Energy Industries”, with the end goal of decarbonization and replacement of fossil fuels with clean renewable energies, to satisfy several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).