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Chambers and Partners Ranks RIAA Barker Gillette Afghanistan as a Leading Law Firm

RIAA Barker Gillette Afghanistan ranked as a Band 2 Law Firm by leading legal directory

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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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Fresh guidance on L-1 visa petitions

USCIS clarifies proxy vote use for certain intra-company transferee L-1 visa petitions

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RIAA Baker Gillette launches in the Middle East

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RIAA Barker Gillette contributes to IFC Solar Developer’s Guidebook

New IFC Guidebook Supporting Solar Investments in Pakistan Supporting Solar Investments in Pakistan

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Rules for shareholders’ protection fund approved

Islamabad

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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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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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Legal pluralism in Afghanistan

A study of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms

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DIFC Collective Investments Funds Regime – Regulated by the DFSA

Overview: Dubai International Financial Centre - Collective Investments Funds Regime

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Islamic Finance in the DIFC

Overview: Dubai Financial Services Authority - Islamic Finance

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DIFC Representative Office – Regulated by the DFSA

Overview: Dubai International Financial Centre - Representative Office

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