• Ph.D. (2001)

    Private law

    , Tarbiat Modares University,

  • M.Sc. (1995)

    Private law

    , Shahid Beheshti University,

  • B.Sc. (1992)


    , Shahid Beheshti University,

  • international commercial law
  • Settlement of Disputes (Arbitration - Civil Procedure)
  • Commercial & Contract Law
  • Constitutional Law & Human rights

    Morteza Shahbazinia is associate professor and ex-dean of law faculty of Tarbiat Modares University in Tehran and the ex-president of the National union Iranian Bar Associations (SCODA). He is specialized in domestic and international arbitration law and foreign investment dispute resolutions. Shahbazinia is the member of the Court of Arbitration at the Arbitration Center of Iran Chamber of Commerce (ACIC), ex-member of Board of Directors of Iranian Central Bar Association, member of Board of Trustees of ICBAR Arbitration Center, member of list of arbitrators in Intergovernmental Organization for International carriage by Rail (OTIF) and member of list of arbitrators in Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC). he is also President of Domestic Board of Tehran Regional Arbitration Centre(TRAC).


    Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    Analises of Organic Theory of Directors in German, English And Iranian Law

    Mohammad Beygi Habib Abadi, Mohammad Isaea Tafreshi, Morteza Shahbazinia
    Journal PaperComparative Law Researches , Volume 24 , Issue 4, 2021 February 10, {Pages 25-53 }


    One of the most important theories in corporate law is the organ theory. According to this view, the will and actions of directors are deemed to be will and actions of the corporation. Analytically, the personality of directors and corporations is considered to be integrated and this identification is divided into two types of absolute and relative. According to absolute identification, the personality of the director is merged into that of corporation and his personal existence is ignored.

    Procedural good faith of arbitration parties in England and Iranian Law

    Morteza Shahbazinia, Asghar Arabian
    Journal PaperComparative Law Researches , Volume 24 , Issue 4, 2021 February 10, {Pages 24-Jan }


    In current world, cases referring to arbitration as means of resolving dispute is an undeniable necessity. Due to some deficiencies in Iranian legal system, strengthening this institution seems to require protective of other legal instruments; one of the most important of which is the principle of good faith. Since currently there is no specific criterion for behaviors with good faith in Iranian arbitration laws of our country. This article by examining the principle of fair trial, introduces criteria and factors such as" Clear Hand, Prohibition of inconsistent behavior, Timely production of documents, Prohibition of Evidence hiding" as standards for measuring the parties behavior in obligation to good faith and continuity during the arbitr

    شور داوران و نظارت قضایی بر آن در حقوق ایران و انگلیس‎

    بی بی فاطمه برومند, بی بی فاطمه, شهبازی نیا, عربیان‎
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    ضرورت تدوین نظام حقوقی ویژه برای ادغام بانک‌ها در حقوق ایران با بهره‌برداری از نظام حقوقی آمریکا‎

    دانش آرا, عصمت, عیسائی تفرشی, محمد, شهبازی نیا‎
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    Comparative study of civil liability due to nervous shock in English and Iranian Law

    E Azizi, M Shahbazinia
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    مطالعه تطبیقی مسؤولیت مدنی ناشی از شوک عصبی در نظام حقوقی ایران و انگلیس‎

    تاری, عزیزی, ابراهیم, شهبازی نیا‎
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    حسن‌نیت آیینی طرفین داوری (مطالعه تطبیقی در حقوق ایران و انگلیس)‎

    برومند, بی بی فاطمه, شهبازی نیا, عربیان‎
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    تحلیل نظریه رکنیت مدیران شرکت‌های تجاری در حقوق آلمان، انگلیس و ایران‎

    بیگی حبیب آبادی, محمد, عیسائی تفرشی, محمد, شهبازی نیا‎
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    The relationship between the obligation to fulfill the specific performance and the termination of the contract (Comparative study of Imamie jurisprudence, Iranian and British law)

    Morteza Shahbazinia
    Journal PaperComparative Law Researches , Volume 23 , Issue 4, 2020 January 10, {Pages 127-148 }


    As the rules are more dynamic and more accommodate with the social and economic requirement of the community, they would be more pleased by people, and leads to improve individual's class's standard of living. The way of encountering with a breach of the contract and the violation of contractual obligations are among these rules. It has certain different effect, whether the promisee enforce the promisor to perform its obligation and in case of failure revoke the contract or has the right to choose between referring to the court or revoke the contract in accordance with its own personal benefits. Most of the Imamiyyah jurist believe it has priority to enforce the promiser to perform its obligation than revoke that, Iranian lawyer mostly foll

    Jointness in torts; comparative study in US and Iranian law emphasizing the concept of attribution

    Journal Paper , Volume 20 , Issue 25000852, 2020 January 21, {Pages 353-398 }


    Joint tortship in its general sense is the intervention of more than one person in committing tort. In this sense, the jointness acompanicity and participates in it. The jointness, in a special sense, is limited to interfere more than two persons in the commission of the operation and the material element of the tort. In the US legal system, in addition to cases where two or more people really commit actus reus of tort, there are instances where with use of titles such as" attribaution", commition of actus reus is attributed to more than one person, Virtually. In this legal system, this is based on goals such as redress and deterrence. In Iranian law, according to the well-known Opinion, the jointness in tort, is subject to the commission o

    The Possibility of Challenging Arbitral Awards Due to the Deliberate Disregarding of the Applicable Law

    Morteza Shahbazinia, Ali Alidadi Dehkohneh
    Journal PaperInternational Law Review , Volume 37 , Issue 63, 2020 September 22, {Pages }


    The parties to arbitration can agree on the applicable law, however, in case of lack of determination, the arbitrator shall determine it according to the appropriate conflict of law rules. Also, the arbitrator can interpret and determine the applicable law. If the applicable law is disregarded, since the arbitral award is final and the act determines the grounds to challenge, the parties cannot challenge the award. Iran’s International Commercial Arbitration Act does not determine disregarding applicable law as a ground for challenging the award, so the parties’ autonomy and finality are in contrast. The research shows that although the court cannot review the award beyond the expressed grounds, parties can add some grounds to it. In so


    Mahdi Shahabi, Negar Shahidi, Morteza Shahbazinia, Ebrahim Taghizadeh, Mehdi Rezai Amin, Seyyed Mohammad Tabatabai Nejhad, Mostafa Maddahinasab
    Journal PaperJournal Archive , Volume 50 , 2020 January , {Pages }


    " Good morals" and" public order" should be regarded as the source of the rule of law and legal propositions so that they have not only a negative role, but also have a positive function. These two sources like other sources are affected by the basis of rules validity in legal system as far as pluralism in legal basis results in different types of" good morals" and" public order". Defining the type of hierarchical relationship between" public order" and" Good morals" also depend on the type of hierarchical relationship in the foundations of legal rules validity; so that we can say in Iranian legal system," religious good morals" and" religious public order" have credit priority. The difference between" Good morals" and" public order" is not

    Legal Analysis of the Interaction between Competition law and Policies of Maintaining Stability in the Banking System with Emphasis on Banks' Merger (Comparative Study of US?…

    Esmat Daneshara, Mohammad Issaei Tafreshi, Morteza Shahbazinia
    Journal PaperPrivate Law , Volume 17 , Issue 1, 2020 March 20, {Pages 255-278 }


    There are different opinions about the application of competition law on the banking system. Many scholars do not consider the banking system to be subject to competition law because they consider the competition as a threat to the stability and security of the banking system. In contrast, some scholars believe in the exercise of competition law in the banking system. It is impossible to fully implement competition law in the banking sector due to the inherent characteristics of the banking system. Competition in the banking system increases efficiency and innovation in service delivery, however; stability is essential to maintain confidence. These purposes are not always consistent. The present paper seeks to examine the theories proposed

    The effect of illegality of the underlying contract on the documentary credit with an emphasis on the approach of Iran's civil courts in case of the big bank fraud

    Morteza Shahbazinia, Fereshteh Goroui
    Journal PaperLaw Quarterly , Volume 50 , Issue 4, 2020 December 21, {Pages 707-723 }


    A documentary credit consists of a combination of several legal relationships. In some cases, the underlying contract or the contract for the opening of the credit may be illegal; hence the question arises what is the effect of underlying contract on the documentary credit and whether illegality in the underlying contract should be accepted as an exception to the autonomy principle of documentary letters of credit.In the law of Iran, the issue of illegality of the documentary credit itself and the underlying contract has been raised in the civil cases of the biggest bank fraud and the opinion of The majority of judges do not accept illegitimacy as an exception to the principle of autonomy and believe in the absolute sovereignty of the princ

    Feasibility of the accepting the analysis of participation in trademark infringement in Iranian and US law from the perspective of economic analysis

    Hamed Najafi, Mahmoud Sadeghi, Morteza Shahbazinia
    Journal PaperJournal Encyclopedia of Economic Law , Volume 27 , Issue 17, 2020 May 21, {Pages 45-76 }


    1- Introduction Indirect liability in US, is creation of US case law and plays an important role in the functioning of the trademark system, in order not to mislead the consumer and reduce his search costs, as well as expanded protection of trademark rights. Given the US trade-economic and technological situation, this practice seems justified, which can well guarantee the US commercial and economic interests, not only in the domestic system, but also in the international trade. Innovation is the foundation of sustainable economic development in the age of knowledge-based economy and technological innovation, play a major role. However, the role of non-technological innovation, including trademarks, in economic growth and development has be

    The civil liability for disclosure of Commercial Secrets by the former worker

    Morteza Shahbazinia, Mansour Eshgpour, Ebrahim Taghizaadeh
    Journal PaperJournal Encyclopedia of Economic Law , Volume 27 , Issue 17, 2020 May 21, {Pages 241-261 }


    Commercial secrets are of economic value and not available to the general public, and reasonable efforts have been made to safeguard its confidentiality. In some cases, after the termination of the employment relationship of the former worker or employee, he or she is the cause for disclosure of the commercial secrets. This study, by studying the concept and the nature of commercial secrets and disclosure of commercial secrets responsibility, investigates the civil liability of commercial secrets disclosure by the former worker. The paper uses a descriptive-analytical method and benefits from library sources. As the finding of this paper? the author concludes that the commercial secrets are defined as a sort of wealth? or property and the a

    The Law Governing Evidence in the International Private Law “The study of comparative in Iran and England’s Law”

    Morteza Shahbazinia, Fereidoon Nahreini
    Journal PaperComparative Law Researches , Volume 24 , Issue 3, 2020 November 10, {Pages 65-88 }


    In the field of private international law, one of the most important issues in litigation is the determination of the law governing the evidence of a lawsuit. At first glance, it may seem that the issues of proof are closely related to the realm of formal law As a result, it is subject to the conflict resolution rule mentioned in Article 971 of the Civil Code, which is based on the principle of independence and national sovereignty of countries and is exclusively governed by the formal law of the seat of the court. However, the rules related to the evidence of litigation have a dual nature (both formal and substantive) and have an obligatory and optional nature. As a result, the law governing them will be different. The purpose of this arti

    liability of board of directors of the company in relation to its negotiable instrument according to the principles of the relationship between directors and the company in the?…

    Mohammad Issaei Tafreshi, Morteza Shahbazinia
    Journal PaperComparative Law Researches , Volume 24 , Issue 3, 2020 November 10, {Pages 37-64 }


    1. 26 (1) Where a person signs a bill as drawer, indorser, or acceptor, and adds words to his signature, indicating that he signs for or on behalf of a principal; or in a representative character, he is not personally liable thereon; but the mere addition to his, signature of words describing him as an agent, or as filling a representative character, does not exempt him from personal liability.

    Role of fault in civil liability

    حامد نجفی‎
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    نقش تقصیر در مسئولیت مدنی‎

    نجفی, حامد‎
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    Current Teaching

    • MS.c.

      Civil Law (2) – Specific Contracts

    • MS.c.

      Methodology in Law

    Teaching History

    • Ph.D.

      Conflict of Laws in International Commerce

    • Ph.D.

      International Commercial Law

    • Ph.D.

      International Trade Law (Advanced)

    • 2019
      Kholosi ravan, Fatemeh
      Parol Evidence Rule (comparative study of English and Iranian Law)
    • 2020
      Azimi, Kamaluddin
    • 2021
      Jamshidian, Abolfazl
    • 2019
      Al-wasiti, Ghadeer
      Basics, challenges and legal solutions of transparency in government contracts with non-governmental entities in the light of the requirements of the right to access to information (a comparative study of the laws of Iran, Iraq and the European Union).
    • 2019
      Azeez, Tareq



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