Shahrzad Atai is a Managing Director at Alvarium Private Office. Prior to joining Alvarium, Shahrzad founded and headed the Middle East desk of a London Mayfair Law Firm.
Shahrzad 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, immigration, dispute resolution and international transactions. She was also head of the legal team within a Kuwaiti family office, worked for GSC Solicitors 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 Arabic.
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.