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Name: Saeeq Shajjan
Firm Name: Shajjan & Associates
Country: Afghanistan
Expertise: Contract Law


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Professional Biography:

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.

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