Shamsi Maqsoudi is an Associate Partner at Shajjan & Associates. She is a licensed attorney by the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, a registered arbitrator with the Center for Commercial Dispute Resolution of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and a registered arbitrator with the Afghanistan International Chamber of Commerce.
Prior to joining Shajjan & Associates, she served as a legal advisor for USAID Rule of Law Stabilization Program in Afghanistan. In this capacity, she trained Afghan judges, attorneys and senior law students on various legal subjects. In summer 2015, she worked as a visiting researcher with the Law Department of the University of Pavia in Italy. At Pavia, she conducted researches on legal matters involving Afghanistan. During winter 2016, she worked as a visiting scholar with the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament on security and human rights issues in relation to Afghanistan. During her work with Shajjan & Associates, among other things, she has led a legislative drafting team that assisted the Afghan Ministry of Finance and the World Bank in the drafting of the Law of Accountants which passed into law as the country’s first accountancy legislation.
Ms. Maqsoudi holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School, a Master of Laws from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law, and a bachelor in law from Kabul University Faculty of Law and Political Science. She also holds a certificate in International Law from The Hague Academy of International Law.
Ms. Maqsoudi’s main area of practice is Commercial Law, Investment Law, Tax Law, and Labor Law.