• Audit

    Given the importance of legal compliance, legal audit is equally important as financial audit. It is important not only to prevent legal problems before they arise but to generate solutions and improve a business in all its dimensions.

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  • Aviation

    Our practice in this specialized legal area includes but is not limited to legal advice and services related to air travel and nearly all laws related or connected to all manner of aircraft operations and maintenance in Afghanistan.

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  • Banking

    Our team provides consultancy and legal services to banking clients addressing regulatory and enforcement risks as well as the costs of compliance. We advise our banking clients on both their day-to-day operations and wider strategic objectives.

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  • Business Licensing

    Domestic and foreign companies and firms starting a new business in Afghanistan need a business license from the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). Sector based companies operating in certain industries need to obtain

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  • Capacity Building

    At Shajjan & Associates, we understand well the importance of standard legal knowledge and modern practices for both practicing and non-practicing lawyers at any level that can make them move together towards a more functioning

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  • Contract

    Entering into a contract can expose your business to unexpected risks. Our lawyers at Shajjan & Associates can give you sound legal advice, find creative solutions whenever possible and act quickly when it comes to negotiation of agreements.

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  • Criminal Law

    Our attorneys at Shajjan & Associates have experience providing sophisticated representation at all stages of the criminal justice process in Afghanistan from defense of investigations through the court decision and the appellate

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  • Family Law

    Shajjan & Associates provides legal services in all Afghan family law issues. Most of the cases taken by our firm involve complaints before Hoquq Dept. at the Ministry of Justice as well as lawsuits filed in family courts.

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  • Immigration

    Shajjan & Associates has represented numerous Afghan nationals before foreign consulates in cooperation with coordinator foreign organizations in this field. Our attorneys have represented numerous Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) cases

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  • Intellectual Property

    Ideas, processes, patents, know-how and trade secret information are among the most valuable assets of many business clients. Our goal at Shajjan & Associates is to provide the best quality services designed to help our clients obtain or

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  • Islamic Finance

    Our lawyers at Shajjan & Associates advise clients on Islamic finance transactions across a number of practice areas, including capital markets, project finance and banking. Our lawyers structure, negotiate and document

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  • Labor and Employment

    Shajjan & Associates attorneys are well positioned to offer a broad range of labor and employment law services to employers including local, foreign, for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental entities in Afghanistan.

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  • Legislative Drafting

    We have worked with both government entities and international organizations involved in the area of legislative drafting for the government of Afghanistan. Our attorneys, fluent in Dari, Pashto, and English, are experienced

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  • Legal Translation

    Shajjan & Associates attorneys are fluent in Dari, Pashto, and English. We regularly provide interpretation and translation of laws, regulations, contracts and other documents from local languages into English and vice versa in an accurate

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  • Legal Research

    Excellent legal research and analytical abilities are essential and at the core of any effective legal practice. Our skilled attorneys at Shajjan & Associates possess excellent research abilities in providing objective legal memoranda for

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  • Mining

    Afghanistan is at a historic juncture as it seeks private sector projects and arrangements to convert its massive mineral and hydrocarbon resources into wealth that will prosper its economy for generations to come.

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  • Notary Public Services

    Our licensed professional notary public services are here to assist you. We act as an impartial third-party witness to not only the signature of your documents but also that parties who signed a document did so at their free will and

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  • Pro-Bono Legal Services

    Our attorneys believe they have a professional responsibility to provide free legal services to people in desperate need who are unable to pay. This is because our team members are concerned about well-being of their community and

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  • Property

    Shajjan & Associates is regularly consulted by international organizations, international companies, diplomatic missions and individuals on property law issues in Afghanistan. The scope and depth of our expertise enable us to assist

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  • Taxation

    Shajjan & Associates provides tax advice for local and international clients including major national and foreign government contractors working in Afghanistan. We have represented clients in connection with tax exemption confirmation

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  • Telecommunications

    Shajjan & Associates provides a range of legal services in telecommunications sector. We provide valued strategic and tactical advice to our clients that is unique and extremely useful in Afghanistan’s business environment.

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  • Visa and Work Permit

    There are numerous multi-national corporations, and international organizations who recruit international staff to work within their mission in Afghanistan and there are many foreign individuals who seek work opportunities in

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Aviation

Our practice in this specialized legal area includes but is not limited to legal advice and services related to air travel and nearly all laws related or connected to all manner of aircraft operations and maintenance in Afghanistan.

Shajjan & Associates provides its aviation clients with advice and assistance in obtaining necessary licenses and represents clients and their insurers in any related investigations and legal proceedings.

Banking

Our team provides consultancy and legal services to banking clients addressing regulatory and enforcement risks as well as the costs of compliance. We advise our banking clients on both their day-to-day operations and wider strategic objectives. We help our clients contend with banking industry restructurings, regulatory demands and the compliance costs that have come with reform efforts here and abroad. Pursuing litigation in multiple areas related to banking and finance is also part of our service offering.

Legal Research

Excellent legal research and analytical abilities are essential and at the core of any effective legal practice. Our skilled attorneys at Shajjan & Associates possess excellent research abilities in providing objective legal memoranda for case evaluation, stategic planning, trial or any other purposes prior to or in support of litigation as well as brief and detailed opinions covering a variety of different legal issues.

Contract

Entering into a contract can expose your business to unexpected risks. Our lawyers at Shajjan & Associates can give you sound legal advice, find creative solutions whenever possible and act quickly when it comes to negotiation of agreements. Our lawyers help you make informed business judgments by ensuring you understand your rights and responsibilities under an agreement so you are fully informed when entering into transactions or assessing your position in any dispute. We work with you to ensure contract documentation accurately defines the relationship, circumscribes risks, and preserves the benefit of the bargain you hope to achieve. We also represent clients in negotiations, arbitrations and litigation when disputes arise in connection with contracts and contract performance.

Criminal Law

Our attorneys at Shajjan & Associates have experience providing sophisticated representation at all stages of the criminal justice process in Afghanistan from defense of investigations through the court decision and the appellate process.

We are dedicated to providing quality and excellence to our clients and ensuring they get the best possible defense and that their liberty is not curtailed.

Family Law

Shajjan & Associates provides legal services in all Afghan family law issues. Most of the cases taken by our firm involve complaints before Hoquq Dept. at the Ministry of Justice as well as lawsuits filed in family courts. Our team has also worked on family cases with an international flavor where the case was filed before a foreign court but was subject in whole or in part to the laws of Afghanistan. In collaboration with international law firms, we have helped several abandoned Afghan women, left with their children, without passports or visas, go back to the country they were residing before they were abandoned by their spouses.

Shajjan & Associates also regularly handles complex divorce litigation, property settlements of all sizes and child custody matters. We also provide litigation alternatives such as mediation and arbitration where it can result to a safer and less divisive outcome for our clients.

Intellectual Property

Ideas, processes, patents, know-how and trade secret information are among the most valuable assets of many business clients. Our goal at Shajjan & Associates is to provide the best quality services designed to help our clients obtain or preserve the greatest protection and business advantage when it comes to intellectual property. To that end, our lawyers offer a full range of consulting and litigation services including the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and data privacy and security.

Islamic Finance

Our lawyers at Shajjan & Associates advise clients on Islamic finance transactions across a number of practice areas, including capital markets, project finance and banking. Our lawyers structure, negotiate and document complex transactions including in relation to Murabaha, Ijara, Wakala, Istisna, Salam, Mudaraba, Musharaka and other structures including Sukuk issues.

Our team provides coherent, considered and commercially sound advice to our clients on the legal and regulatory aspects of Islamic finance transactions. We have significant experience in acting for Islamic and conventional clients involved in or impacted by the Islamic finance industry.

Labor and Employment

Shajjan & Associates attorneys are well positioned to offer a broad range of labor and employment law services to employers including local, foreign, for-profit, nonprofit, or governmental entities in Afghanistan. We combine in-depth legal knowledge with focused and practical experience to help employers comply with obligations in this area of the law where laws and regulations are constantly evolving.

Shajjan & Associates attorneys are skilled at helping to resolve the challenging workplace issues employers face from labor negotiations and alternative dispute resolution, to employment contract and employee benefits claims, wage and hour disputes and charges of wrongful termination. We also provide representation before all national courts, as well as administrative agencies including the Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Finance, and a multitude of state and local administrative agencies.

We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve maximum operational flexibility as employers while minimizing their legal risk and costs.

Immigration

Shajjan & Associates has represented numerous Afghan nationals before foreign consulates in cooperation with coordinator foreign organizations in this field. Our attorneys have represented numerous Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) cases before the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in collaboration with U.S. law firms and New York based NGOs. In addition, Shajjan & Associates has cooperated with a number of foreign consulates and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan in reintegration of Afghan nationals who returned back to Afghanistan as a result of unsuccessful immigration.

Our services in immigration cases have made our firm well-known among our immigration clients, at the embassies, and in the NGO community.

Property

Shajjan & Associates is regularly consulted by international organizations, international companies, diplomatic missions and individuals on property law issues in Afghanistan. The scope and depth of our expertise enable us to assist our real estate clients with advice on legislative and regulatory issues, land acquisition, commercial property transactions, long and short-term leases - residential, commercial and retail, general landlord and tenant advice and dispute resolution - including court litigation.

Shajjan & Associates is the first firm in Kabul that has successfully facilitated transfer of ownership of a real estate in Afghanistan from an Afghan owner to a well-reputed international organization operating in Afghanistan.

Taxation

Shajjan & Associates provides tax advice for local and international clients including major national and foreign government contractors working in Afghanistan. We have represented clients in connection with tax exemption confirmation applications, tax audits, tax enforcement proceedings, assistance in proper and accurate preparation of legally mandated monthly, quarterly and annual filings, obtaining taxpayer identification numbers, and other relevant tax services.

In provision of our tax related services, we ensure that all filings are properly and accurately prepared and timely submitted. We also ensure that tax clearance letters for each fiscal year are obtained before expiry of a client’s business license in Afghanistan.

Telecommunications

Shajjan & Associates provides a range of legal services in telecommunications sector. We provide valued strategic and tactical advice to our clients that is unique and extremely useful in Afghanistan’s business environment. Our lawyers offer a full scale of telecommunications advice regarding telecommunications regulation, transactions, licensing and disputes.

Mining

Afghanistan is at a historic juncture as it seeks private sector projects and arrangements to convert its massive mineral and hydrocarbon resources into wealth that will prosper its economy for generations to come.

Shajjan & Associates lawyers are well familiar with Afghanistan’s mineral laws and regulations as well as with the evolving governmental environment faced by its clients in the mining sector.

Legal Translation

Shajjan & Associates attorneys are fluent in Dari, Pashto, and English. We regularly provide interpretation and translation of laws, regulations, contracts and other documents from local languages into English and vice versa in an accurate and professional order. Accuracy and confidentiality are paramount, therefore, we adhere to the best international practices and professional ethics to meet our clients’ requirements and interests.

Notary Public Services

Our licensed professional notary public services are here to assist you. We act as an impartial third-party witness to not only the signature of your documents but also that parties who signed a document did so at their free will and without any duress.

Business Licensing

Domestic and foreign companies and firms starting a new business in Afghanistan need a business license from the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency (AISA). Sector based companies operating in certain industries need to obtain an additional license from the responsible ministry before submitting an application for the AISA license. In addition, NGOs need to have licenses from the Ministry of Economy and trade people need licenses from the Ministry of Commerce and Industries in order to operate legally in Afghanistan.

Although, the process to obtain necessary license seems explicit and direct, practical knowledge of the customs and practices of various agencies and offices are necessary to ensure your business is registered and licensed properly and in a timely and efficient manner. We have experience with these offices and officials and can help to avoid unnecessary delays, misunderstandings and complications in this process.

Visa and Work Permit

There are numerous multi-national corporations, and international organizations who recruit international staff to work within their mission in Afghanistan and there are many foreign individuals who seek work opportunities in Afghanistan. In order for these foreign and international employers as well as foreign potential employees to legally stay and work in Afghanistan, visas and temporary work permits are required by the Afghan law.

Our team is experienced and has assisted multi-national corporations and international organizations as well as foreign individuals in Afghanistan going through multiple steps and procedures to obtain necessary visas and work permits. We have acquired great experience and have built good work relationships with concerned Afghan officials and departments.

Pro-Bono Legal Services

Our attorneys believe they have a professional responsibility to provide free legal services to people in desperate need who are unable to pay. This is because our team members are concerned about well-being of their community and therefore take responsibility and do their part in order to make it a better place for all.

Our attorneys take individual cases of the underprivileged out of charge as well as do close coordination where necessary with non-profit organizations who in turn can help others in a greater deal. Our pro-bono work primarily involves family and criminal cases.

Audit

Given the importance of legal compliance, legal audit is equally important as financial audit. It is important not only to prevent legal problems before they arise but to generate solutions and improve a business in all its dimensions.

Depending on type and size of a business, as well as your requirements, legal audit can be done in a specific chosen area such as procurement, human resources, intellectual property and any other area or it can be done comprehensively to include all legal aspects of your business. In any case, our attorneys will collaborate with you to create and implement a risk assessment and legal audit plan that meets your needs and budget.

Legislative Drafting

We have worked with both government entities and international organizations involved in the area of legislative drafting for the government of Afghanistan. Our attorneys, fluent in Dari, Pashto, and English, are experienced in the requirements of the public sector, including the need to produce clear and concise legislation. We understand how draft legislations must fit and integrate into the Afghanistan constitutional and the legislative framework. We also perform comparative analyses to identify and consider the benefit of concepts and approaches implemented in other countries and to ensure that draft legislation properly accounts for any applicable international obligations.

Capacity Building

At Shajjan & Associates, we understand well the importance of standard legal knowledge and modern practices for both practicing and non-practicing lawyers at any level that can make them move together towards a more functioning judicial system. We believe in this and work for it. Our attorneys have been trained and worked in prestigious law schools and legal institutions that has helped them gain a better command of law both in theory and practice. Utilizing their rich knowledge and expertise, our attorneys design, develop, organize and deliver trainings on different legal subjects as well as legal research and writing to a variety of audiences from law students to practicing lawyers.

Our attorneys have successfully delivered numerous legal trainings and workshops for law and Sharia students as well practicing lawyers and government officials. The high quality and standards of our training’s materials and methods have been our win in our growing practice in this area. The quality of the trainings delivered by our attorneys has been a direct result of the quality education they received together with the hard work they put in place while doing trainings.