Khalid Massoudi

Khalid Massoudi is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Afghanistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Khalid directly using the contact details listed above.

MASNAD IP is a specialist trademarks law firm in Afghanistan. It strives to help individuals and businesses protect, manage and enforce their intellectual property rights, especially trademarks in Afghanistan. The firm continues to be internationally recognised as one of the leading Afghan firms of trademarks attorneys.

MASNAD IP is a forward-thinking, dynamic and innovative firm that is considered by its peers and clients as being at the forefront of its practice areas. The firm is known internationally for its quality of communication, proactivity, creativity and high standards in all IP matters. The MASNAD IP attorneys have broad-based technical knowledge and well-developed commercial acumen, and are creative in their approach.

The highly regarded trademark attorneys of MASNAD IP assist in the selection, protection, management and enforcement of trademarks, and advise on copyright and other IP issues for high-profile brands, most notably in the retail, food and drinks, events, finance, travel, telecommunication, sports merchandising, media, heritage and theatre industries.

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Zahid Safi

Zahid Safi is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Afghanistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Zahid directly using the contact details above.

Zahid has extensive experience of legal practice in Afghanistan and has been practicing law in Kabul since 2011. Zahid specialises in civil, corporate and commercial, labour, tax and telecommunication laws. He has acted as in-house counsel for ZTE as well as Etisalat and advises various NGOs including ICRC, MSF, CAI and Solidarity International on a number of labour law and regulatory matters.

Zahid advises multinational clients in respect of corporate matters, including compliance and regulatory requirements, government approvals, incorporation and registrations and licensing. He has conducted extensive reviews of the civil, commercial, customs, inheritance, labour, property and tax laws of Afghanistan.

Zahid has also advised a number of US and NATO contractors and subcontractors on the implementation of, and compliance with, the new requirements under BSA/SOFA (recently executed by the Government of Afghanistan).

Kimberly Motley

Kimberly Motley is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in Afghanistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kimberly directly using the contact details listed above.

Kimberly has been a practicing attorney and litigator since 2003 and has worked in Afghanistan since 2008. She is founder to Motley Legal Services and cofounder to Motley Consulting International. At the present, she is the first foreigner who has ever litigated cases in Afghanistan’s Criminal Courts and has a strong litigious practice focusing on criminal, commercial, contract, civil, and employment law matters.

In addition to her legal practice in Afghanistan and the U.S. she has also done extensive research work particularly in the area of juvenile justice that has been reported internationally.

Attorney Motley received her J.D. from Marquette Law School in 2003. She also received a Master’s of Science Degree in the area of Criminal Justice in 2003 and a B.S. in the area of criminal justice with a minor in political science in 2000 from the University of Milwaukee Wisconsin. In addition to this, Attorney Motley also has an earned an A.A.S. in Paralegal from Milwaukee Area Technical College.

Immediately prior to opening up Motley Legal, Attorney Motley worked with as a Justice Advisor with US Department of State funded project in Afghanistan. In this capacity she was given the remit to raise the capacity of Afghan Defence Attorneys and has trained of hundreds of Afghan Attorneys throughout the country.

Prior to working in Afghanistan, Atty. Motley was an attorney with the State of Wisconsin’s Public Defender’s Office since 2003. In this capacity she litigated hundreds of criminal, civil, and juvenile cases of varying misdemeanour and felony matters.

Saeeq Shajjan

Saeeq Shajjan is our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Afghanistan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Saeeq directly using the contact details listed above.

Saeeq is a licensed attorney in Afghanistan, who graduated with a law degree from Kabul University and who earned a L.L.M degree from Harvard Law School. He has a license to practice law in Afghanistan from the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (License No. 153). This license allows him to appear before all courts in Afghanistan. Mr. Shajjan has over 10 years of experience in counselling and litigation.

Saeeq has far-reaching experience in working on rule of law projects and capacity building in the legal profession. Mr. Shajjan has been involved in training judges, prosecutors, defence attorneys and young graduates of Afghan law schools throughout Afghanistan. Mr. Shajjan has also worked with the Government of Afghanistan; as Senior Advisor on Policies and Legislation with the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Services Commission (IARCSC).

During 2009–2010, while pursuing his LL.M degree at Harvard Law School, Mr. Shajjan distinguished himself by speaking on numerous academic panels across the United States on different issues, particularly on the rule of law in Afghanistan. He spoke at Harvard Law School, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Boston University Law School, La Verne College of Law, Williams College, Simmons College and Walker Institute of International and Area Studies.

In 2011, Mr. Shajjan started his own law firm, Shajjan & Associates. His area of practice is corporate services, contract law, criminal law, banking law, tax law, labour law, property law, citizenship law, traffic law, constitutional law, Islamic law and human rights. A substantial portion of his practice involves representation of and provision of legal counselling to international contractors, international organisations and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan. He has also represented clients in international arbitration in different cases.

Saeeq has written various reports and legal opinions for private international clients and law firms on application of Afghan law and procedures and has assisted different foreign courts by appearing as a subject matter expert on issues of Afghan law. He also has experience serving on legal drafting committee, through which he has been involved in drafting laws and regulations in Afghanistan.

Saeeq Shajjan has been an active voice on Afghanistan legal and political issues and has been interviewed and quoted by numerous local and western media outlets. Mr. Shajjan also teaches in private law schools on a part time basis.