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Law Offices of A. Rahman Rahimghiyasa has expertise in banking and finance, corporate, dispute resolution, IP, project development, public policy, tax and real estate matters. The firm is based in Kabul, but also has offices in London and Dubai. Name partner Abdul Rahman Rahimghiyasa is a key figure.

Afghanistan Lawyers International has practitioners qualified in Australia, the US and Afghanistan, with expertise in corporate, tax, project finance, banking and finance, dispute resolution, governmental and employment law. Zmarak Zhouand heads the practice and splits his time between Kabul and Dubai. He is skilled in corporate and M&A, TMT, energy and infrastructure, commercial, litigation and regulatory issues. Dispute resolution specialist Abdul Shukor Mahjoor is also a key figure with notable expertise in governmental matters.

Kakar Advocates LLC has a strategic alliance with DLA Piper and consists of US and Afghan lawyers. Name partner Kawun Kakar specialises in ADR, banking, public-private partnerships and mining. Senior counsel Thomas Kraemer focuses on contentious matters relating to contracts, IP, antitrust and consumer protection. Of counsel Mike Smith is experienced in ADR, employment, TMT and construction. Recent work highlights include advising an aviation company on the deregistration of three aircraft and assisting with employment issues for an engineering company.

Rosenstock Legal Services has strong capabilities in the areas of corporate and M&A, banking and finance, tax, and dispute resolution. Founder Tom Rosenstock is a New York-qualified lawyer, and has expertise in commercial transactions, corporate formation and licensing matters. Chantal Grut is also New York qualified, and heads the tax practice with additional experience in labour and employment issues. Dirk Hanekom leads the licensing and compliance team with other notable expertise in commercial transactions and banking and finance.

Masnad Legal Consultancy focuses predominantly on corporate and government relations matters, with additional expertise in IP, tax, disputes and infrastructure. Khalid Massoudi is a key figure.

International law firm RIAA Barker Gillette has expertise in corporate, banking, disputes, and energy and construction issues. Mazhar Bangash leads the practice, dividing his time between Kabul and Lahore. He predominantly works on trade law, but has additional expertise in civil, commercial, TMT and energy matters. Ahsan Rizvi is experienced in contract negotiations, corporate and financial restructuring, privatisations and M&A.

Schema Legal Services focuses on civil, criminal and commercial work. Qarib ur Rahman Labib is president of the firm, and has notable expertise in Islamic finance and banking. The firm has correspondent offices in the UAE, the US and Pakistan to assist with cross-border matters.

Legal Oracles, Advocates & Corporate Consultants focuses on corporate, aviation, civil and constitutional work. Wisal Khan is based in Islamabad, but has worked extensively on Afghan matters and specialises in corporate, commercial and banking and finance matters. Mohammad Ismail Shahid is the country director for Afghanistan and advises on corporate, commercial and banking issues. Managing associate Ghazi Khan is also active in Afghan matters and specialises in employment, corporate and regulatory matters.

Shajjan & Associates Attorneys and Counselors at Law is led by Saeeq Shajjan who has expertise in corporate, contracts, criminal, banking, taxation and employment matters. Associate partner Shamsi Maqsoudi is experienced in constitutional, civil and labour law. Of counsel Maria Karimzad’s key focus is on international law.

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