Dr. Gholamreza RAFIEI

Attorney at law and Legal Counsel






Attorney at law and Legal Counsel
Academic title: Dr. in Law, LL.M.

Born 7 May 1971
Married, 3 children


Neuchatel University (Switzerland), PhD in Law, Director of Thesis: Prof. Daniel KRAUS
  • 1999     Tehran Tarbiyat Modarres University (Iran), Master in Private Law
  • 1993     Tehran University, Iran, Bachelor in Law
  • 1995     Course in International Claims Managements and Casualty Control, Richards Hogg Institute London
  • 2003     Course in International Intellectual Property Rights, Hawksmere Institute, London
  • 2008     Course on Intellectual Property Law, WIPO Academy (Distance learning)


Working Proficiency
Intermediate knowledge
Intermediate knowledge

Professional Activities

  • 1994- 1997           Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tehran, Legal expert, Bureau of Claims and Private International Treaties
  • 1998- 2016          Olya International Law Office, Attorney at Law, Tehran Central Bar Association
  • 1998                    Tehran Central Azad University, Faculty of Law, Lecturer in Civil and Commercial Law
  • 1999                    Tehran South Azad University, Faculty of Law, Lecturer in Civil and Commercial Law
  • 1999-2016           National Broadcasting Organization (IRIB), Tehran, Iran, Legal Counsel
  • 2005-2006           Iran National Football Federation, Senior Legal Counsel
  • 2006-2009           National Expediency Assembly, Member of Legal and Judicial Committee of the Secretariat
  • 2008-2009           Ministry of Justice, Tehran, Iran, Legal Counsel
  • 2008-2009           Iran Standard and Industrial Research Institute (ISIRI), Member of Legal Council
  • 2010-2014           Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Tehran, Iran, Legal Counsel
  • 2013-2014           Imam Reza University, Mashhad, Iran, Lecturer in International IP Law
  • 2015-2016           Iran-Swiss Chamber of Commerce, Tehran (Iran), Legal Counsel
  • 2016                     Iran National Civil Aviation Organization, Attorney at Law and legal advisor to president

International Experiences

Attorney at Law or Legal Counsel in:

  • Iran and US Arbitration Tribunal, Hague (Netherland), Legal Counsel to Iran Aseman Airline
  • ICC Arbitration (Paris, France), Attorney at Law in commercial arbitrations
  • Tehran Regional Arbitration Center (TRAC), Attorney at Law in commercial arbitrations
  • WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva (Switzerland), Cases on Internet Domain Names
  • Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS), Lausanne (Switzerland), Attorney at Law in sport claims
  • FIFA Players Status Committee, Attorney at Law in football related disputes
  • Member of Iran Delegations to the meetings of United Nations’ Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) (Vienna, Austria) (1994)
  • Member of Iran Delegation to ICAO (International Civil Aviation) Montreal, Canada (1996)
  • Member of Iran Delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Standing Committee on Copyrights and Related right
  • Providing different legal consultancy services to foreign companies in Iran (commercial negotiation, Drafting contracts, registration of foreign companies, branches and JV…