Out of Afghanistan

Since his HLS graduation in 2010, Saeeq Shajjan worked in Kabul to better his home country. Then came the Taliban takeover, a harrowing trip to the Kabul airport, and the start of a new, uncertain life. Credit: Courtesy of Saeeq ShajjanSaeeq Shajjan in his office in Kabul. When the Taliban crashed through the gates of […]

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Business Magazine of Afghanistan – From Kabul to Harvard Law and Back

Saeeq Shajjan, the Founder and Managing Partner of Shajjan & Associates, is profiled in the 9th Edition of BusinessDNA Magazine for his distinguished legal career. The story titled “Saeeq Shajjan’s Charisma, Pride and Ethics in Business,” portrays Saeeq Shajjan’s perseverance, cross border accomplishments, and his unwavered devotion as one of the pioneers of corporate legal […]

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COVID-19 Update

Shajjan & Associates has been monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic carefully. The Government of Afghanistan responded to this crisis by declaring curfew for the next three weeks to fight the spread of COVID-19. In light of this situation, we will offer our services remotely to our clients until further announcement. We at Shajjan & Associates reassure […]

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SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES Ranked “Band 1” law firm

SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES is recognized as “Band 1” law firm by Chambers and Partners in their 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide released recently on December 5th. The 2020 Asia-Pacific Guide of Chambers and Partners recognizes SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES as a “Leading firm with an especially strong team of Afghan-qualified lawyers” who advise a diverse group of clients […]

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Mazars Afghanistan Limited joins IR as the exclusive Accounting Services Member in Afghanistan

IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Hussaini Fakhruddin of Mazars Afghanistan Limited. Hussaini has joined IR as our exclusive Accounting Services Member in Afghanistan.  We have a strong presence in Afghanistan with the head office in Kabul located at the commercial hub of the capital city of […]

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SIGTAS launched in Kandahar Province

June/10/2017 The Stand Integrated Government Tax Administration System (SIGTAS) is formally launched in Kandahar, southern province of Afghanistan, amid optimisms by the local officials that the system will help in a transparent and better collection of taxes. The SIGTAS system was first launched in the Ministry of Finance in the Capital nearly six years ago […]

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US/NATO Contractors are Tax Exempt in Afghanistan

The US/NATO Contractors were allowed to enjoy certain tax exemptions pursuant to diplomatic notes, MTA and SOFA Agreements but yet the Contractors were facing a lot of ambiguities and difficulties throughout the process. Thus, a working committee was established between Afghan government, the U.S. Government and Resolute Support to overcome the obstacles. After months of […]

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The First Afghan Law on Prohibition of Torture Enacted

May/22/2017 Human rights defenders have always seen Afghanistan as a State where torture is prevalent. In a recent stride by the Afghan legislators, the Law on Prohibition of Torture has been enacted that criminalizes any torturous act in order to protect legal rights of the suspect, accused and convict while they are under legal prosecution. […]

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The First Afghan Law on Cyber Crimes Endorsed

May/27/2017 For the first time in its legislative history, Afghanistan has passed Law on Cyber Crimes. The President of Afghanistan endorses the said law. Numbers of Internet users are significantly growing on daily basis however, there was no law in existence to regulate and clarify effective use of Internet in Afghanistan. This gap provided people […]

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Infrastructure projects and its role in economic development of Afghanistan

Development and modernization of infrastructure in Afghanistan started is the second largest economic sector in this country which made a considerable amount of internal and external investment opportunities in various sectors. Among these, Afghan sources corridors program is one of the basic and extremely important to the government of Afghanistan that generally, specify national investment […]

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