In the first Follow the Money – Global Connections episode of the New Year, Rachel Pether has a conversation with David Meredith of Hassad Food, which is part of the Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Hassad Food is Qatar’s premier investor in the food and agri-business sectors. Pether and Meredith discuss direct investments, trade, investments in Iran and other Gulf countries.
1:00 The Case for Investing in Iran
4:40 China and U.S. as Trading Partners for Iran
9:15 Possible Trump Scenarios on Iran
14:00 Jurisdiction Issues and Risks
17:40 Don’t Let the Perfect be the Enemy of the Good
David Meredith’s article on Iran.
About David Meredith
David Meredith currently serves as the Senior Legal Counsel for Hassad Food Company, the food and agri-business unit of the Qatar Investment Authority. Prior to his current role, he was a partner with Weil, Gotshal & Manges in London, and helped open their offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. He has cross-border corporate transactional and securities financing experience in London, New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai.