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RIAA Barker Gillette

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Dubai, Faisalabad, Islamabad, Kabul, Karachi, Lahore

RIAA Barker Gillette's Kabul office was established in 2009, in the heart of re-emerging Afghanistan. The firm's aim is to better represent its clients' interests, improve access to information, interpret and translate the current laws of Afghanistan and to facilitate working with various government authorities. Since then, the firm has grown to become the largest international law firm in Afghanistan.

Investing in local expertise, the firm has gained a deep understanding of Afghanistan's business culture and maintains a close relationship with local business and development and government agencies.

The firm has a strong team of dedicated, qualified and experienced lawyers who provide a broad spectrum of services to domestic and international clients in both the private and public sectors. As the official languages of Afghanistan are Pashto and Dari, the firm's lawyers are fluent in both languages and are expert draftsman and translators. In addition, the lawyers are fluent in English, as it is the most widely used language for commercial transactions.

Through advising corporate clients, the firm has developed a niche in the areas of banking and finance, construction, corporate registration, corporate restructuring, customs, employment and labour law matters, infrastructure projects, intellectual property, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, mining, non-profit and social sector development, oil and gas projects, pharmaceuticals, power projects, privatisations, project finance, regulatory affairs, taxation and telecommunications.

With a talented and qualified team of legal professionals, an office in the busiest commercial district of the city and access to RIAA Barker Gillette Alliance's global resources, the firm has become an important part of the Afghan reconstruction efforts.

Key Clients

RIAA Barker Gillette has provided legal services or consulting to a variety of international and local companies, non-profit organisations and investors, including:

  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • World Bank
  • TAPI Gas Pipeline Limited
  • Ghazanfar Group LLC
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • News Corporation (Asia) Limited/ News Corporation through Allen & Overy LLP
  • Deloitte LLP
  • M. Yousuf Adil Saleem and Audit Company
  • National Geographic Society
  • Grant Thornton Afghanistan
  • Samsung EC Pakistan (Pvt.) Ltd
  • Economic Consulting Associates Ltd
  • Alaska Structures Inc.
  • TRACE International Inc.
  • Oshkosh Corporation through Eversheds LLP
  • CNPC International Limited through Vinson & Elkins LLP
  • World Fund Services Corporation
  • CACI International Inc.
  • Nordic Camp Supply ApS
  • APRO International Inc.
  • AAL USA. Inc. through Manyard Cooper & Gale PC
  • The Tolliver Group, Inc.
  • Rigid Security Group, Inc.
  • Etisalat Afghanistan
  • ZTE Afghanistan LTD. Co.
  • Chartis Insurance Limited
  • Speedcast Limited/ Speedcast Group
  • Pearl Aircraft Corporation, Ltd.
  • Turkish Airlines Inc.
  • System Studies & Simulation Inc. through Maynard Cooper & Gale PC
  • Quick Services LLC
  • Wiser Imagery Services LLC
  • Valorous Inc.
  • PD Systems Inc.
  • Baker and McKenzie LLP
  • Allen and Overy LLP
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • Partners: 1
  • Lawyers: 5
  • Languages
  • English
  • Urdu
  • Pashto
  • Member
  • Lex Mundi

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