Shaghayegh Smousavi is partner at CMS Germany. Her work focuses on cross-border transactions and financing, in the energy sector in particular. She has special, local know-how and experience in advising international companies both on taking up operations in Iran and on re-entering the Iranian market. Shaghayegh started her legal career with an international accountancy firm in Frankfurt and Paris, and then worked for a tax consultancy in Niamey in Niger, as well as for the European Commission in Brussels. She subsequently joined Clifford Chance, where she worked as a counsel in her final post there before joining CMS Germany.