RIAA Barker Gillette (AFG) Company is an entity registered in Afghanistan, under registration number 14207, with its registered office at Suite # B 24 & B 25, 2nd Floor, Muslim Business Center, Haji Yaqoob Square, Shahr-e-Naw, Kabul, Afghanistan. The term partner is used to refer to a member of the firm. A list of members of the firm is available in our offices. RIAA Barker Gillette is a trading name for distinct legal entities in different jurisdictions.

All references to “RIAA Barker Gillette”, “the firm”, “the LLP”, “we”, “us” or “our” “RIAA Barker Gillette (Afghanistan)” means RIAA Barker Gillette (AFG), its affiliated firms or businesses.


We try to ensure the accuracy of all of the content published on this web site. However, the information materials and opinions contained on our website are for general information purposes only, and are not intended to be a substitute for specific legal advice. You should obtain specific legal advice before taking or refraining from taking any action.

Except as required by law RIAA Barker Gillette does not accept any responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever, whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise arising from reliance on information materials and opinions published on our website or from any interruption or delay in access to our website for whatever reason.

We do not make any representations or give any warranties or undertakings in relation to the content of our website in relation to the quality, accuracy, completeness or fitness for purpose of such content or service.

For specific legal advice, please contact your main contact at RIAA Barker Gillette. If you are not a client of the firm, please send an email to Ahsan Zahir Rizvi who will pass your enquiry on to the right person(s).

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

As members of the EU we are required to inform you of the Online Dispute Resolution website. This is an official website managed by the European Commission dedicated to helping online consumers and traders to resolve their disputes out-of-court. The site is available to consumers and traders inside the EU.

For further information, please visit http://ec.europa.eu/odr.

Should a complaint arise, our email address for service is UK@riaabg.com.

Email communications

The content of emails sent by the firm, its members and staff (including any attachments) is confidential to the intended recipients and may be legally privileged and protected by law; if forwarded, that privilege may be lost. Unauthorised use, disclosure, publication or copying of any email sent by the firm or its members and staff and any attachments to them is prohibited. If you receive an email from the firm in error, please notify us by return email and delete the original email from your server. We may monitor any communication entering or leaving our systems for quality control or compliance purposes and use spam filters. We believe, but do not warrant, that our emails and any attachments are virus free but recommend that recipients carry out their own virus checks. E-mail may be corrupted, intercepted or amended and the firm does not accept any liability for the contents received unless they are the same as sent by us. Opinions, conclusions and other information in any emails sent by members and staff of the firm (including any attachments) which do not relate to the business of the firm are neither given nor endorsed by it.

Unless otherwise expressly agreed in writing:

  • any email sent by the firm, its members and staff (including any attachments) do not constitute an offer capable of acceptance, and do not form the whole or part of any binding or enforceable offer, acceptance or contract;
  • the sender has no authority to enter into any contract on behalf of the firm; and
  • the firm does not accept service of documents for itself or its clients by email.

Intellectual Property

We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. No form of distribution or making available to the public (whether in print or electronic form) of any of this web site’s contents is allowed without the prior written consent of one of the members of RIAA Barker Gillette.

Third-party websites

Our website contains links to other websites over which RIAA Barker Gillette has no control. RIAA Barker Gillette does not accept responsibility or liability for the operation or content of such websites and gives no warranties, undertakings or representations in relation to such third party websites. We do not endorse those other websites nor do we accept responsibility for their content or for damage or loss you may suffer arising out of accessing those websites, including, but not limited to, damage or loss arising from your use of documents or other information found on those websites. Please read all copyright and legal notices on each website before downloading or printing items to ensure that you are permitted to do so under the third party website’s copyright notices, legal notices or terms of use.

Cyber-crime prevention

Cyber-crime is on the increase and law firms and their clients are being targeted. We take our responsibilities very seriously, which is why we employ up to date security measures to minimise the risk of you and the LLP becoming victims. One way criminals try to steal money is to hack into legitimate emails passing between a law firm and its clients and then try to convince the client that the law firm has changed its bank account details, to get the client to transfer money to the criminal’s bank account. If you ever receive an email or other correspondence saying we have changed our bank account details you MUST contact us before transferring any money to the “new” account, as it is almost certain to be a fraud.

Privacy policy statement

We use your personal information to provide you with our services, to inform you of relevant news (such as firm-related announcements and forthcoming events) and legal developments and to invite you to events.

Any information automatically retrieved from visitors to our web site, such as site browsing patterns, will only be used in aggregate form (so that no individual users are identified) to manage our relationship with our web site services provider and analyse site traffic.

Information about how we use cookies

Our website uses three cookies. A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we put on your computer if you agree. These cookies allow us to distinguish you from other users of our website, which helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. The cookies we use are “analytical” cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily. Read more about the individual cookies we use and how to recognise them by clicking here.

You have a right to access personal information we hold about you. If you have any requests or queries concerning your personal information, please contact Ahsan Zahir Rizvi.

Wi-Fi/internet access terms and conditions of use

Wi-Fi access is granted for legitimate business purposes only. Incidental personal use is permissible provided it is in full compliance with these conditions or any equal opportunities or data protection legislation or regulation.

No person shall access any webpages or files (whether emails, documents, images or other) which could in any way be regarded as illegal, offensive, in bad taste or immoral both in and outside Pakistan. If any person (whether intended to view the page or not), might be offended by the contents of a page or file, or if the fact that the firm’s software has been used to access the page or file, might constitute a source of embarrassment to the firm if made public, then viewing that page or file will be a breach of these conditions of use.

When visiting a webpage, devices such as cookies, tags and web beacons may be employed to enable the site owner to identify and monitor visitors. If the webpage is of the variety set out below, such marker could be a source of embarrassment to the firm, especially if inappropriate material has been accessed, downloaded, stored or forwarded. Such actions may amount to a criminal offence. Therefore, under no circumstances should the firm’s systems be used to participate in any internet chat rooms, or to post messages on any internet message boards or set up or log text or information on any blog or wiki.

As outlined above, misuse of the internet may constitute a criminal offence. Therefore, inappropriate use of the internet by way of, but not exclusive to, participating in online gambling or chain letters or by creating, viewing, accessing, transmitting or downloading any of the following material will amount to a breach of these conditions and is unauthorised:

  • pornographic material (that is, writing, pictures, films and video clips of a sexually explicit or arousing nature);
  • offensive, obscene, or criminal material or material which is liable to cause embarrassment to the firm or its clients;
  • a false and defamatory statement about any person or organisation;
  • material which is discriminatory, offensive, derogatory or may cause embarrassment to others;
  • confidential information about the firm or any of the firm’s staff or clients (which you do not have authority to access);
  • other statement which is likely to create any liability (whether criminal or civil, and whether to you or the firm); or
  • in breach of copyright.

Where evidence of unauthorised use or other misuse is found we WILL undertake a detailed investigation involving the examination and disclosure of monitoring records and, if necessary, such information may be handed to the police or other law enforcement agencies in connection with and in support of any criminal investigation or subsequent criminal proceedings.

In addition, all civil law rights and remedies arising out of any unauthorised use, misuse or use in breach of these conditions are express reserved.

Finally, please note that the firm and its members and partners, accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage to equipment or data (or any other form of loss) caused directly or indirectly by its use, on any occasion, including but not limited to the opening of corrupt or damaging attachments and/or webpages.

Applicable law

Our website (including the terms and conditions and privacy policy, which relate to our website) is governed by English law. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes arising from use of our website.

Contacting RIAA Barker Gillette

If you have any questions about our terms and conditions, please contact:

Ahsan Zahir Rizvi

RIAA Barker Gillette (AFG) Company
Suite # B 24 & B 25
2nd Floor, Muslim Business Center
Haji Yaqoob Square, Shahr-e-Naw
Kabul, Afghanistan
Email: ahsan.rizvi@riaabg.com
Telephone: +93 (752) 071987