Shahrzad Atai

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Shahrzad Atai

Partner, Head of International Clients

Areas: Islamic Law Finance,
Offshore Business,
Private Client & Trusts,
Property Finance,
Private Immigration,
International & Offshore


Shahrzad brings a wealth of experience and a global perspective to her practice as a lawyer. With a career spanning over a decade, she has built a reputation for excellence in serving the legal needs of high-net-worth individuals, ultra-high-net-worth families, multinational corporations, and governments across various jurisdictions.

Professional Background:

Shahrzad embarked on her legal journey in 2011 with GSC Solicitors, where she began as a newly qualified solicitor. After honing her skills and expertise, she ventured into diverse roles, including serving as a Partner and Head of International Clients at a prestigious Mayfair Law Firm. There, she founded and led the International Desk, providing legal counsel to numerous high-profile clients and entities. She focused on various areas, including banking finance, financial sanctions and regulations, cross-border transactions, corporate/commercial law, property finance, sharia finance, and dispute resolution.

Before her leadership role at the Mayfair Law Firm, Shahrzad held positions such as Managing Director at Alvarium Investments and Head of the Middle East Desk at the prestigious Mayfair firm. Additionally, her tenure as the head of the legal team within a Kuwaiti family office provided her with invaluable insights into the complexities of private wealth management and international business affairs.

Prior to moving to the UK she worked for Atai & Associates, her family’s law fir for 6 years in corporate, cross border transactions and dispute resolution.

Recognition and Awards:

Shahrzad’s exceptional contributions to the legal field have been recognized with numerous international awards. She has been named Lawyer of the Year for Cross-Border and International matters by reputable publications such as Lawyer International’s Legal 100 and EMG Publishing’s UK SME 500 Awards. Furthermore, she has been hailed as a recommended advisor for Trusts, Structuring, and offshore matters in the Spears 500, 2023 Index.

Academic Pursuits:

Beyond her legal practice, Shahrzad is deeply committed to education and knowledge-sharing. She lectures for the Master of International Economics programs at the University of Orleans and the University of Tours in France, imparting her expertise to the next generation of legal professionals.


Shahrzad is a UK-qualified solicitor, holding a Master of Laws (LLM) from the College of Law London. She pursued her Law (LLB) undergraduate studies at the University of Hertfordshire and holds a degree in Applied Mathematics from Azad University of Tehran – Iran.

Multilingual Skills:

Fluently multilingual, Shahrzad’s linguistic abilities extend beyond English, encompassing French, Italian, Turkish, Persian, Azerbaijani, and basic Arabic. This proficiency allows her to effectively communicate and navigate complex legal matters in diverse cultural and linguistic contexts.

Shahrzad’s dedication to excellence, diverse expertise, and global perspective make her a trusted advisor for clients seeking sophisticated legal solutions tailored to their unique needs.


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