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Shahrzad Atai

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Head of International Clients
Senior Leadership Team
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Shahrzad re-joined Child & Child in January 2021 after 15 months as a Managing Director with Alvarium Investments.

Shahrzad originally joined Child & Child in 2015, when she founded and headed the Middle East desk. She was legal counsel to many HNW and UHNW families/entrepreneurs as well as multi-jurisdictional companies and several governments. She focused on banking finance and regulations, cross border transactions, corporate/commercial, property finance (including sharia finance), financial sanctions on Iran, structuring, private wealth, immigration, dispute resolution and international transactions.

She was also head of the legal team within a Kuwaiti family office, worked for a city firm in London and prior to that spent six years with Atai & Associates working on international corporate law, oil and gas, telecommunications matters for UHNW business owners.

Shahrzad has won various international awards and has lived and worked in many different cities including London, Paris, Dubai and Tehran. She speaks multiple languages including English, French, Italian, Turkish, Persian, Azerbaijani and basic Arabic.

Besides being a lawyer, she is also a lecturer for  Master of International Economics at University of Orleans and University of Tours (France).

Shahrzad is a UK qualified solicitor. She holds a Masters of Law (LLM) from the College of Law London, studied Law (LLB),at University of Hertfordshire and Applied Maths at Azad University of Tehran.

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