Overview of Arbitration in Afghanistan: A Practical Approach

Afghanistan has been in the midst of a series of major legal reforms in various areas over the past 5 years, of particular relevance is the developments in the commercial sector. The commercial market has managed to cope with the rapidly growing dispute resolution mechanisms in Afghanistan which the latter has tried to incorporate in its legal system. The question which the authors wish to address in this piece is whether the rapid reforms taking place in Afghanistan have had any significant development in the field of arbitration.

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Ghazia Popalzai

Junior Associate Ghazia has good knowledge of Arbitration Law working with Afghanistan Centre for Commercial Dispute Resolution (ACDR). She has extensive experience working with different NGOs implementing short term projects in many provinces of Afghanistan with a focus on research and trainings. She has been an active member of the society volunteering with Organizations in […]

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Zahid Omarzai

Associate Zahid Omarzai is a law graduate and is well-experienced in commercial dispute resolution and managing financial transactions. Zahid has amassed expertise in international and domestic commercial arbitration. In addition, he is knowledgeable and experienced about tax exemption of US/NATO contractors in Afghanistan and legal requirements for conducting business in Afghanistan.

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Abdul Mutalib Mohammadi

Junior Associate Mutalib Mohammadi is a registered attorney with Afghanistan Independent Bar Association. He has worked with Ministry of Justice and Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries. He is well experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution and managing cases to that end. Mr. Mohammadi has also successfully represented clients in commercial disputes.

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Mehrnaz Mehrabi

Managing Partner: Iran Ms. Mehrnaz Mehrabi has extensive experience and knowledge in Iranian business laws and investment regulations. She is an attorney and member of Iranian Central Bar Association. Mehrnaz’s areas of practice include contract negotiation, corporate/ merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, registration of foreign branches, foreign investment, oil and gas, employment laws, taxation and […]

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Member Appointment – ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

Zahid Safi appointed as a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR, Paris

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Tax Challenges Faced by Pakistani Governments

Increasing tax revenues has proven to be a significant challenge for recent Pakistani governments. The stagnation of the tax to GDP ratio to around 10 percent has widely been attributed to a host of inter-connected factors including weak enforcement, fragmented revenue administrations, low compliance by taxpayers, generous and distortionary exemptions and concessions to entire sectors of the economy and narrow tax bases.

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