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The Kakar Advocates has achieved the status of band I firm for a second year in a row in the Chambers and Partners’ 2018 Asia-Pacific Guide, a statement from the law firm said.
Chambers and Partners is the most reputable legal directory worldwide, publishing seven regional guides per year that cover 185 jurisdictions.
All firms are ranked as Band I, II, or III, with Band I being the highest ranking. To be qualified for ranking, firms have to make a submission and take part in the directory’s research.
The research process is completely independent and client feedback is the most important factor in the ranking decision.
The Guide also recognizes Senior Counsel Thomas Kraemar as a notable practitioner at the firm and Associate Attorney Sara Balagh as the sole “Associate to Watch” in Afghanistan.
Clients have also recognized Kakar as “very strong and valued reputation for integrity, experience and legal skills in Afghanistan”.
The firm’s success is also a reflection of the strengthening of the rule of law in the country and the Afghan Government’ efforts to improve the legal framework and the business climate for private investment.(20171210)
Kakar Advocates is based in Kabul, Afghanistan, with U.S. and Afghan licensed attorneys on staff. The firm is also associated with DLA Piper, one of the largest law firms in the world. With these resources, Kakar Advocates is a full-service law firm providing legal services and development consultancies in areas such as capacity training, legislative drafting, and access to justice. The Kakar team is comprised of internationally trained and Afghan attorneys, tax and corporate consultants, as well as Afghan government relations specialists. Kakar is keeping track of Afghanistan’s ever changing regulatory and legal developments. This enables Kakar to advise and represent clients to conduct their commercial affairs confidently and safely in Afghanistan’s fast-paced and growing market. The close engagement with the Afghan and international institutions allows Kakar to assist our clients effectively. Kakar Advocates is listed on the U.S. Embassy webpage of List of Lawyers as well as included in the referral list of lawyers of the Embassy of the United Kingdom and the Embassy of Germany in Kabul.The firm is also represented at the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
The attorneys are active members of a bar association in a jurisdiction either in U.S. or Afghanistan. They have also worked in key positions, such as: