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Dr Ata Rahmani

Lecturer in Islamic Commercial Law


Ata has worked with the Al-Maktoum College, Dundee since late 2016, after years of teaching commercial law at the University of Glasgow. Before, he served as an Assistant Professor of Law in Chamran University, Iran, where he coordinated several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in the area of commercial law broadly defined. He supervised many postgraduate dissertations and was also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Knowledge of Law, the only law journal of the Chamran University. He holds a PhD in Company Law from the University of Glasgow.

Research Interests

Dr Rahmani’s research interests include company law, comparative company law, corporate governance, democracy and finance. He has expertise in Islamic commercial law, banking, insurance and capital markets, as well as stakeholder rights, corporate insolvency, international and comparative corporate insolvency, corporate tort and crime, directors’ duties and mismanagement.



  • Research Gate profile
  • “No Reflective Loss: English Approach Reconsidered”, Journal of Corporate and Commercial Law and Practice, 2020, Vol. 6, No. 2”
  • Allocation of Tort Liability Between Companies and Directors: The Missing Link International Company and Commercial Law Review, (2016), Issue 2, 37-47.
  • A Comparative Study of the Scope of Majority Rule in Corporations: The Case of England and Iran, Academic Journal of Knowledge of Law & Research, (2013), No. 1, pp1-34, University of Chamran Publications, Ahvaz, Iran.
  • The Law of Bankruptcy: National, International and Comparative Perspectives, (2013), 1st ed., Jungle Publications, Tehran, Iran (Book).
  • “Shareholder Control and its Nemesis, International Company and Commercial Law Review, (2012), 23, Issue 1, 12-23.
  • Corporate Governance and Its Limitations, (2012), 1st ed., University of Chamran Publications, Ahvaz, Iran (Book).
  • Payment in International Trade, (2012), 1st ed., Johar-e-Hayat Publications Co., Eilam, Iran (Book).
  • Directors Liability for Mismanagement: A Call for Better Decisions, The Juridical Review, (2007), Part 1, 27-52.
  • A Comparative Study of Justifications for Majority Rule in Corporations: The Case of England, and Iran, International Company and Commercial Law Review, (2007), Volume 18, Issue 8, 279-294.