Meet the Team

Dadflamingo's legal department consists of a core team of ten lawyers, who are all alumni of top three law schools of Iran and have been practicing as attorneys-at-law in Iran for several years, representing domestic and foreign clients before local courts. Almost all of our lawyers have obtained graduate law degrees from leading European and American law schools. Our Valuation and Commercialisation departments have on board dedicated teams of professionals who understand business imperatives and work hard to deliver top-class solutions and services to our clients. We are multilingual and we speak Farsi, English, French, Russian and Turkish.

Youssef Ghassemi (PhD)
Founding Partner & Chairman

Dr Youssef Ghassemi is a former litigation manager at several state organisations, and a university professor at Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran. An advisor to the Iranian Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, he has demonstrable knowledge and expertise in the field of innovation and technology law, and is the Founding Partner of Dadflamingo, Lawmingo (AI-based contract developing platform), Emzano (an e-signature service) and Flamingo College. Dr Ghassemi is highly experienced in contentious matters between state-owned entities and private companies, and has been advising foreign and domestic public and private entities and globally ranked international law firms on a variety of matters including dispute management, tenders, energy, foreign investment, corporate and contract, transfer of technology, IP and local content for more than fifteen years. Dr Ghassemi has a PhD in Law (with high distinction) from Paris Sud University, and an LLM in the Law of Innovation and Communication from Paris-Saclay University, and an LLM and a bachelor of law degree from Shahid Beheshti University of Iran. He is fluent in Farsi, French, English, and Turkish.

Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi
Legal Managing Partner

Ms Sanaz Hosseini Kolahi, the Legal Managing Partner of Dadflamingo, and recognized as a next generation partner by the Legal 500, is an attorney-at-law and advises domestic and foreign clients on corporate matters, disputes, structuring of investment transactions, commercial activities and contracts. Acting as litigator and legal advisor, she has worked at several reputable local companies, and internationally ranked local law firms including the International Law Office for some eight years before joining Dadflamingo. She has been practicing as the managing partner of the firm since 2019. Ms Hosseini holds a bachelor of laws from the University of Tehran and an LLM in International Business & Commercial law from the University of Manchester, UK. She is fluent in Farsi and English.

Kourosh Majdzadeh (PhD)
Senior Legal Associate - Legal Internship Program Coordinator

Dr Kourosh Majdzadeh is a senior legal associate at Dadflamingo, and advises domestic and foreign clients on disputes, corporate, contract and commercial matters, with a specialty in maritime and transport law. He has previously practiced at a number of local law firms for some eight years including a tier-1 law firm ranked by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners in Tehran. Dr Majdzadeh completed an internship at UNCITRAL in Vienna, where he worked on development of a legal toolkit facilitating accession by member states to the Rotterdam Rules. He has also worked with the Judiciary Institute’s Office of Technical Relations and Cooperation as a research associate. He received his bachelor of laws from University of Tehran, and later received an LLM in International Business and Commercial law and a PhD in Maritime law from the University of Manchester, UK. Dr Majdzadeh is fluent in Farsi and English.

Maryam Abaei
Senior Legal Associate

Ms Maryam Abaei, a senior legal associate at Dadflamingo, is an attorney-at-law and advises clients on corporate and investment matters, commercial activities and contracts. With more than ten years of solid experience, Ms Abaei has worked as a senior legal associate at CMS Pars (local branch of CMS international law firm) for three years and also, has experience of managing the legal department of a reputable domestic leading group of accelerator, investment and innovation companies. She holds a bachelor of laws and an LLM from Shahid Beheshti University, and an LLM from the Harvard University. Ms Abaei is fluent in Farsi and English.

Maryam Ansari
Senior Legal Associate

Ms Maryam Ansari advises clients on general commercial matters with a particular focus on dispute resolution and arbitration. She has previously assisted judges at a high-profile international arbitration tribunal in the Hague and has worked at international law firms in Moscow and Tehran. She holds a bachelors of law degree from a Moscow State University and has successfully obtained LLM degrees from Harvard University and Leiden Law School. Ms Ansari is fluent in Farsi, English and Russian.

Mohammad Hadi Kazemi
Of Counsel

Mr Mohammad Hadi Kazemi is a seasoned attorney-at-law, and advises clients on disputes, projects, corporate matters, and contracts. With more than ten years of experience as a litigator, Mr Kazemi has worked as a senior legal associate at Ferdowsi Legal (affiliated with Fidal) for some two years and also, has extensive experience of working as an in-house counsel at medium to large domestic leading companies, concentrating on debt collection matters. Mr Kazemi holds a bachelor of laws, and also an LLM in International Trade law from Allameh Tabatabaei University. He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Zahra Jafari
Legal Assistant

Ms Zahra Jafari is a legal assistant at Dadflamingo and joined the firm after interning with us. She assists the partners and associates on drafting and analysing contracts, preparing legal reports and memoranda, and conducting due diligence and legal research. Ms Jafari holds a bachelor of laws, and is an LLM candidate in International Trade law from Shahid Beheshti University of Iran. She is fluent in Farsi, French and English.

Amirhossein Javan
Legal Associate - Startups & Technology Law Team Lead

Mr Amirhossein Javan is a legal associate and the Start-ups & Technology Law Team Lead at Dadflamingo with more than three years of professional experience in Flamingo International Group and reputable domestic companies. He advises clients on corporate, contract and commercial matters, and has expertise in corporate investment transactions. Mr Javan, always ranked among top students, holds a bachelor of laws, and also an LLM in International Trade law from Shahid Beheshti University of Iran. He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Ali Shaida
Of Counsel

Mr Ali Shaida is a highly experienced attorney-at-law with more than 20 years of successful career acting as counsel to foreign and domestic clients, representing them in courts and arbitration proceedings. Mr Shaida has been involved in many local and cross-border significant civil and criminal cases, especially known for his successful record of recognition and enforcement of foreign awards. and has expertise in litigation strategy and disputes management. He is a trusted litigator who can be relied upon to support the clients in all stages of proceedings from collection of documents and evidence till obtaining and enforcement of awards. Mr Shaida holds a bachelor of laws degree, and also an LLM in Private Law from the University of Tehran. He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Hananeh Heidari
Legal Assistant

Ms Hananeh Heidari is a legal assistant at Dadflamingo and joined the firm after interning with us. She assists the partners and associates on drafting and analysing contracts, preparing legal reports and memoranda, and conducting due diligence and legal research. Ms Heidari holds a bachelor of laws from University of Qom. She is fluent in Farsi and English.

Mohammad Hossein Forootan
Commercialisation Managing Partner & Board Member

Mr Mohammad Hossein Forootan is a distinguished graduate of the Middle East Technical University of Turkey and has more than fifteen years of experience in management of multinational brands. Mr Forootan has an extensive experience in designing and implementing the process of internationalizing businesses, registering branches, and structuring industrial and technological joint ventures. In addition to being a member at Dadflamingo’s board of directors, he is in charge of management of Dadflamingo's office in Istanbul, Turkey. Mr Forooton is fluent in Persian, English and Turkish.

Zahra Ghassemi
Financial Supervisor & Board Member

Ms Zahra Ghassemi is a distinguished master graduate in Engineering and acts as a board member of Dadflamingo. She is responsible for supervising the financial affairs of Dadflamingo's domestic and foreign offices.

Fahimeh Zabihi Feizabadi
Senior Valuation Associate

Ms Fahime Zabihi holds a bachelors and a masters degree in industrial engineering from top two Iran universities with 8 years of experience in several medium to large-scale organizations. In the last decade, she has been working as an expert in the evaluation of knowledge-based companies, financial consultants, and intangible assets valuation. She is a professional business consultant and a financial analyst. She also has valuable experience in startup, brand, and technology valuation, due diligence, and project management in various industries. She is fluent in Farsi and English.

Hossein Falahi
Valuation Managing Partner

Mr Hossein Falahi, the Valuation Managing Partner at Dadflamingo, holds a bachelors degree in engineering and a masters degree in entrepreneurship from two top Iran universities. For more than a decade, he has had an effective and diverse practice in the field of evaluating investment opportunities and valuation of startups and new technology-based firms (NTBF). He also has an outstanding record of study and experience in value analysis of technology transfer transactions in various industries. His specialized activities include venture capital deal origination, due diligence, valuation of intangible assets, brand valuation, technology valuation and startup valuation. He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Negar Afshari
Valuation Associate

Ms Negar Afshari is a valuation associate at Dadflamingo with two years of professional experience in Flamingo International Group. She is responsible for assessing, compiling and analyzing relevant market information and financial data to determine the value of a business. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Tabriz and received a masters degree in Financial Engineering from Khatam University. She is fluent in Farsi, German and English.

Keyvan Haghighi Naini
Valuation Associate

Mr Keyvan Haghigi Naini is a valuation Associate at Dadflamingo. He holds a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Isfahan University of Technology, and he is currently a masters student in financial engineering at Tarbiat Modares University of Tehran. His specialized field of activity is economic analysis of business plans and stock valuation of early-stage companies, including start-ups. He is fluent in English and Farsi.

Tayyebeh Taheri
Valuation Associate

Ms Tayebe Taheri is valuation associate at Dadflamingo. She holds a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Islamic Azad University. Her previous professional experiences includes working as a feasibility study expert in consultant engineering companies approved by Iranian Bank of Industry and Mine (BIM). She has also worked as a financial evaluator in funds working with Iranian national innovation Fund (INIF). She specializes in market study and financial and economic evaluation of industrial investment projects. Ms Taheri is fluent in Farsi and English.

Paniz Mesdagh
Valuation Assistant

Ms Paniz Mesdagh is valuation assistant at Dadflamingo valuation department with one year of experience in Flamingo International group. She graduated with a bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Pars University. She is fluent in Farsi and English.

Alireza Koohi
Accounting Associate

Mr Alireza Koohi works as an accounting associate at Dadflamingo for more than three years. He mainly focuses on financial, accounting and commercial affairs of the firm. Mr Koohi holds a bachelor degree and is a master candidate in Accounting.

Fatemeh Mohammadzadeh
Accounting Associate

Ms Fatemeh Mohammadzadeh works as an accounting associate at Dadflamingo for more than three years. She mainly focuses on financial, accounting and SSO affairs of the firm. Ms Mohammadzadeh holds a bachelor degree in Accounting.

Majid Rasuli Disfani (PhD)
LegalTech Managing Partner & Board Member

Dr Majid Rasouli Disfani is a distinguished PhD graduate in Telecommunications from Amirkabir (Polytechnic) University and a member of the faculty of ITRC. He has also completed a related research course in Sweden. In the past 15 years, Dr Rasouli has managed and consulted various national projects and large businesses in the fields of information and communication technology. He has solid experience in digital transformation, designing technical and business roadmap and product architecture in the fields of IOT, big data, artificial intelligence, smart contracts, secure signature, and document and contract management systems. Dr Rasouli is fluent in Farsi and English.

Mahsa Dehghan
LawMingo & Emzano Co-Founder & CLO

Ms Mehsa Dehghan is a distinguished law graduate from one of the most prestigious law schools of Iran and she also holds a master degree in information technology management. Ms Dehghan has exemplary proficiency in technical and software matters and she currently works as the co-founder and CLO of LawMingo and Emzano. She is fluent in Farsi and English.

Yasin Fallah
LawMingo & Emzano Co-Founder & CTO

Mr Yasin Fallah is a brilliant full-stack developer. With more than 15 years of experience in programming (coding), software architecture and managing sizeable software projects and the developing teams, he is recognised as a creative and up-to-date CTO. Mr Fallah is the co-founder and CTO of LawMingo and Emzano. He is fluent in Farsi and English.

Niloofar Jahanfar
LawMingo & Emzano Regulatory & Compliance Expert

Ms Niloofar Jahanfar is a distinguished master graduate in Intellectual Property Law from Shahid Beheshti University. She is experienced in drafting contracts in the information and communication technology sector. Ms Jahanfar mainly focuses on tax issues of e-commerce and online platforms and startups. She is fluent in Farsi and English.

Vahid Torabian
LawMingo & Emzano Chief Project Officer

Mr Vahid Torabian is an experienced and creative full-stack developer with more than ten years of experience in programming (coding) and implementing complex software products. He plays an important role as the Chief Project Officer in the outstanding development of LawMingo and Emzano. Mr Torabian is fluent in Farsi and English.

Foroozan Ghazi
LawMingo & Emzano CRM Expert

Ms Foroozan Ghazi is a graduate in Psychology and is passionate in customer behavior analysis and user experience improvement. Ms Ghazi has worked as a CRM expert in LawMingo and Emzano for the past three years.

Faezeh Janesari
CRM Expert

Ms Faezeh Janesari is a master graduate in Psychology and started her career as the office manager of Dadflamingo as of four years ago. She currently works in the CRM section of Dadflamingo and her role mainly includes customer relationship management and inter-organisation interactions. Ms Janesari is fluent in Farsi and English.

Narges Mireei
Administrative Expert

Ms Narges Mireei is a master graduate in Psychology. She is currently working in Dadflamingo's administrative affairs and is responsible to assist the legal, valuation and commercialisation departments. Ms Mireei is fluent in Farsi and English.