Tehran Regional Arbitration Center
Second TRAC & SCC Joint Seminar
  July 12, 2017
The Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), together with the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) and International Chamber of Commerce Sweden (ICC Sweden) is pleased to invite you to an international seminar about doing business in Iran.

The broad sanctions relief on Iran in January 2016 and the economic opening marked a new era of trade. Iran used to be an important market for Swedish companies and the interest of regaining business relations between the two countries is high. The seminar brings together experts from Iran and Sweden to discuss regulations and best practices of doing business in Iran.


About the organisers:

Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce was established in 1917 and is part of, but independent from, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.The SCC consists of a Board and a Secretariat and provides efficient dispute resolution services for both Swedish and international parties.
Stockholm Chamber of Commerce is the leading business organisation for the Stockholm and Uppsala capital region.

Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC) was established in 1997 and offers a range of institutional support as a neutral, independent and international organization for the conduct of domestic and international arbitration proceedings.

The International Chamber of Commerce Sweden (ICC Sweden) is part of the International Chamber of Commerce which is the world’s largest business organization with a network of over 6.5 million members in more than 130 countries.

Date: September 13, 2017
Venue: Brunnsgatan 2, Stockholm


Programme:

9:00
Registration of participants


9:15
Welcome speeches
Ms. Annette Magnusson, Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the SCC
Mr. Oveis Rezvanian, Director, Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre (TRAC)


9:30
Doing Business in Iran: sanctions, financing and regulations
In light of the remaining penalties, due diligence for companies operating in the Iranian market is of a central importance. Difficulties in business transactions may arise in interpreting the outstanding sanctions, making bank transactions as well as obtaining financing. Panelists will discuss important legal framework and best practices on these matters.

Moderator:
Mr. Erik Belfrage, Consilio International

Panelists:
Mr. Shahram Shams, Partner, Sheed Associates
Ms. Saideh Yahyavi, Head of Middle East Group, Magnusson
Mr. Mattias Hedwall, Partner Baker McKenzie Stockholm
Mr. Victor Carstenius, Senior Country Analyst EKN
Mr. Karsten Stroyberg, Head of Middle East & North Africa, Danske Bank


10:30
Efficient dispute resolution for better business
What should parties be aware of when negotiating dispute resolution options with parties from Iran? Speakers will discuss a brief overview of international arbitration in Iran, seat of arbitration and applicable law.

Moderator:
Mr. Johan Sidklev, Partner, Roschier, Stockholm

Panelist:
Mr. Fredrik Andersson, Partner, Mannheimer Swartling, Gothenburg
Mr. Mohsen Mohebbi, Professor of Law, Founding Partner, Persia Doostdar Law Offices
Mr. Mohammad Hossein Tavana, Legal Counsel, Tehran Regional Arbitration
centre (TRAC)
Ms. Shirin Saif, Senior Associate, Roschier, Stockholm


11:30
Concluding remarks