Shajjan & Associates

http://shajjanlaw.com/

Address:

 

House #11, Kocha-e-Miwa Froshi, Estgah-e-Burj Barq, Kolola Poshta Road,
Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

P.O.B 1565, Central Post Office,
Kabul, Afghanistan.

 

 
 
Tel: +93 79 862 6214
 
 

SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES

 

SAEEQ SHAJJAN FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER OF SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES

 

"Holds an impressive reputation among clients, who comment that “he does an excellent job and is engaged and understanding.” Additional interviewees note that he is “very knowledgeable and a very pragmatic person." Chambers and Partners
 
 

OVERVIEW

 

In Afghanistan provision of legal services trace back to as early as 1964 when the then Afghan Constitution for the first time stipulated the right to defense counsel. However, the profession suffered a setback in the years to come as the entire justice system was heavily affected by different phases of war from late 1970s to 1990s. Contrary to this backdrop, post-2001 with the advent of the international community, a vigorous campaign was initiated to improve the legal sector and strengthen the rule of law in Afghanistan. This has transformed the justice sector immensely and strengthened the legal institutions to a noteworthy level. SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES remained an essential contributor to this campaign since it was founded.


SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES was founded in 2011 by Saeeq Shajjan and registered under the laws of Afghanistan. Soon SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES established itself as a ‘go-to law firm’ in Afghanistan. The firm’s scope of practice includes but is not limited to legal counseling, litigation, legislative drafting and legal capacity building. Additionally, provision of pro-bono legal services to the needy people is inherited as a core culture in each of our attorneys. Client service is our shared professional value. We believe that SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES is not about us; it is about services to our clients. This attitude helped us to emerge as the ‘firm of choice’ in Afghanistan and beyond.

 

MISSION

 

We are dedicated to protecting rights of our clients and promoting their interests. We employ the best expert and technical resources to the highest professional standards and in full compliance with the rule of law in rendering our services.

 

VISION

 
We envision to expand our legal services and leave behind a precedence of standard and professional practice in the legal services industry so that we are one trusted partner clients wish to associate with in fulfilling their changing needs. For this vision to become reality, we ambition to remain the key driver of promoting standards of legal practice.

 

CORE VALUES

 

We envision to expand our legal services and leave behind a precedence of standard and professional practice in the legal services industry so that we are one trusted partner clients wish to associate with in fulfilling their changing needs. For this vision to become reality, we ambition to remain the key driver of promoting standards of legal practice.

 

COLLABORATION

 

We believe in the power of collaboration and value the diversity of our team. Our team members are forward thinkers and problem solvers. Working together as a cohesive team allowed us to combine individual contributions and capitalize on each other’s strengths, which consistently increased our productivity and efficiency in developing solutions to achieve our clients’ goals.

 

INNOVATION


We believe in innovation as a fundamental factor in making progress. Whatever the problem or the context is, we seek ways to tackle it creatively. Our attorneys are quick in coming up with innovative ideas that serve the best of our client’s interests. We focus on “think outside the box” to come up with practical results for our clients.

 

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

 

Diversity and inclusion sparkle in our team. Our team consists of the Afghan and U.S. admitted attorneys and specialized tax consultants. Additionally, in our recruitments, we strive to employ attorneys with rich professional and academic backgrounds both in local and international contexts. Taking into account the nature of the majority of legal issues in Afghanistan, most of which involve both national and international elements, we are looking for excellent expertise while recruiting. Almost all our attorneys studied abroad, which gives us an excellent command over national and international laws in several jurisdictions.


Five of SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATE’s senior attorneys collaborate with Afghanistan Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution and ICC-Afghanistan as arbitration practitioners and members of Arbitration and ADR. Our attorneys possess excellent legal knowledge and enhanced professional skills garnered through studying at leading law schools in Afghanistan U.S, U.K, India, Singapore, and Europe. The experience and superb legal knowledge of SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES’s team affords the firm the ability to render professional and ethical advice and representation to the clients and enable it to employ the best expert and technical resources to the highest professional standards and in full compliance with the rule of law.

 

OUR SERVICES

 

LEGAL AUDIT

 

Given the importance of legal compliance, legal audit is equally important as.

 

AVIATION

 

Our practice in this area include legal advice on aviation matters and other services including.

 
 

EMPLOYMENT AND LABOR

 

We offer a full range of legal services on labor and employment to our clients.

 
 

BANKING AND FINANCE

 

We provide legal services to clients in banking and finance helping to address regulatory

 

BUSINESS TRANSACTION

 

We advise our clients through all stages of a business transaction – from preparing the

 

CONTRACT

 

Entering into a contract can expose your business to unexpected risks. We provide sound

CRIMINAL LAW

 

We have experience in providing prudent representation at all stages of the criminal

FAMILY LAW

 

We provide legal services on all family-related issues. Most of the cases taken by our firm involve

 

IMMIGRATION

 

We represented numerous Afghan nationals before foreign consulates in cooperation

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

 

In current competitive business environment, a company’s success largely depends on protection.

 

ISLAMIC FINANCE:

 

We advise clients on Islamic finance transactions across several areas including capital markets

MINING

 

Afghanistan seeks foreign direct and private sector investments to tap its massive mineral

 

REAL ESTATE

 

We are regularly consulted by international organizations, international companies,

 

LEGAL TRANSLATION

 

SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES attorneys are fluent in Dari, Pashto, and English.

LEGAL RESEARCH

 

Excellent legal research and analytical abilities are essential and at the core of any effective,

 

NOTARY PUBLIC SSERVICES

 

Our notary public service is always available to assist you. We act as an impartial third-party

PRO-BONO LEGAL SERVICES

 

We firmly believe that it is our responsibility to provide pro bono legal services to the people

 

TAXATION

 

Taxation is a highly regulated industry in Afghanistan. We provide tax services for local

 

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

 

We advise clients on all matters related to telecommunications sector in Afghanistan.

 

VISA AND WORK PERMIT

 

There are numerous multi-national corporations and international organizations

 

BUSINESS FORMATION AND LICENSING

 

Domestic and foreign companies starting a new business in Afghanistan need to obtain

 

DISPUTE RESOLUTION

 

ADR is becoming the preferred method of dispute resolution in Afghanistan. ADR offers

 

MERGERS AND ACQUISITION

 

M&A is often the quickest, easiest, and efficient way for companies to restructure their businesses.

 

FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

 

The global market is becoming increasingly open to trade and investment. A variety

 

PUBLIC PROCURREMENT

 

Public procurement is a significant area of law and has increasingly been the center...

 
 

OUR TEAM

 

SAEEQ SHAJJAN

FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
 

HALIMULLAH KOUSARY

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/HRM
 

MIKE SMITH

SENIOR COUNSEL
 

SHAHRZAD SHAMIM

PARTNER
 

NASEER AHMAD KOTWALL

TAX MANAGER
 

NASEEBULLAH ESMATY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE
 

HADIA SAMEEM

ASSOCIATE
 

GUL PACHA SAIDI

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS OFFICER
 

SAYED MISBAHUDDIN

ASSOCIATE
 

ASIL ZARANG

JUNIOR ASSOCIATE
 

AHMAD HARIS WARDAK

TAX ASSISTANT
 

MOHAMMAD OSMAN SHAMIM

PARALEGAL