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Hossein Kazemi is an Accounting and Tax Senior Consultant with the Artunis Group.
Hossein has more than 18 years of experience in the fields of accounting, finance, tax, and business development. Born and raised in Iran and educated in Canada, Hossein is a seasoned professional with the invaluable experience of having worked with several multinational organizations on projects in the Middle East, North America, and South America.
Hossein plays an integral role with the Artunis Group as he is a multi-faceted business consultant who in addition to his wealth of experience as an accountant and tax advisor, provides our client organizations with sound and strategic guidance in the areas of income and corporate tax, financial transactions, foreign exchange regulations, and employment consultancy.
As a member of the Iranian Certified Accountants Association, Hossein holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree specializing in international business from Sprott School of Business of Carleton University (2012) and a Bachelor degree in Accounting from Azad University (1995).
Languages: English, Persian
Accounting & Finance
LEGAL, AUDIT & TAXES
As with any emerging and large economy, opportunity certainly exists. However, Iran has many risks that need to be understood to avoid costly legal and financial losses. Organizations contemplating entering Iran will want to draw upon broad sources of legal and tax expertise as they consider their strategy in this new environment. Engaging legal and tax counsel will be essential to those foreign organizations who want to benefit from first mover advantage.
In devising strategies and implementation plans for your organizations Iranian market entry or re-entry, the Artunis Group highly recommends making use of reputable and local legal, audit and tax consultants who can bring significant value to the table through their local knowledge and can deliver time and cost savings through lessons learned from past experiences.
The Artunis Group provides professional audit & tax, legal, contractual & financial and management consulting services to a diverse range of sectors including oil and gas, petrochemical, manufacturing, transportation, construction and engineering, mining, telecommunication, technology, banking and stock market; a one-stop shop for comprehensive support.
Our unique team of professional consultants and lawyers with substantial international and local experience provide our clients with full capability in offering comprehensive services from the public and private sectors.
Together with an in-depth knowledge of the requirements and processes which are vital for the success of foreign trade, services, investment and financing ventures in Iran, we assist our clients’ business development goals in Iran through our strong relations and close cooperation with local ministries, government organizations, the Central Bank and others in the banking industry.
We advise and provide services in the following areas:
Audit report and due diligence assessments of Iranian companies and business enterprises for JVs, acquisitions and mergers
Incorporation of companies and branch/representative offices within Iran and Free Trade Zones
Foreign direct investment, project financing, Buy-Backs and Countertrade, Joint-Productions services
Assistance to foreign companies bidding for major projects and tenders in Iran
Accounting and auditing standards in Iran, taxation, social security contributions, payments, foreign exchange regulations/convertibility, banking services and regulations, local capital markets, import/export duties and taxes, etc
Tax planning and advice to minimize liabilities, resolve disputes with tax authorities, efficiently manage multi jurisdictional transactions and JVs/corporate structures
Reviewing and commenting on potential invitation to bid and/or conditions of contracts/agreements mainly for: Supply Agreement, Services Agreement, Engineering Procurement Construction Contract (EPC), Engineering Procurement Construction Finance Contract (EPCF), Buy-Back contract, new Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC), Build Operation Transfer Agreement (BOT), Build Own Operation Agreement (BOO), Joint-Venture Agreement (J.V.A), consortium agreement and Technology Transfer Agreements (TTA)
Representing client in front of Iranian authorities such as judicial, tax and or labor authorities
Dr. Farhad Iranpour
Legal & Finance
Dr. Farhad Iranpour is the lead Legal & Finance Consultant with the Artunis Group.
With more than 20 years of professional experience and as the Founder of Dr. Iranpour & Associates Law Firm, Farhad specializes in corporate legal strategy, preparation and submission of a comprehensive reports defining essential topics on the civil, commercial, investment, company and taxation codes of Iran that should be taken into consideration by natural / legal entities, contracting firms, foreign investors, International Oil Companies, consultant engineering firms/ suppliers and brokers in respect to their activities in Iran.
In addition, Farhad assists our clients with preparation and submission of legal documents for organizations wishing to establish and operate their business in Iran. These include ensuring conditions and requirements are in place for establishing a branch office and/or partnership in Iran, investments in Iran as well as investments in the Free Trade Zones, assisting client in their negotiations with Iranian counterparts as well as representing clients in front of Iranian authorities such as judicial, tax and or labor authorities.
Farhad’s wealth of experience in a broad range of industrial fields has made him an invaluable asset when assisting the Artunis Group’s clients operating across all sectors with special emphasis on the Oil and Gas Industry, Petrochemical industry, Electricity industry, Construction Industry, as well as a working scope of the regulations needed to operate within the Telecommunications, Banking Industry and within the Iranian Stock Market Exchange.
Farhad holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (B.Sc) and a L.L.M of Private Law from the University of Tehran (1992), a L.L.M of private and public International Law (1995), and a Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD), private International law, from Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis, France (1999).
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