Last Updated March 08, 2019

Law and Practice

Contributed By Kakar Advocates LLC

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Kakar Advocates LLC is a full-service law firm based in Kabul, Afghanistan. The firm was founded by the Managing Partner, Kawun Kakar. The Legal Department is headed by Thomas Kraemer, Senior Counsel. The legal team is comprised of 12 attorneys, and three legal assistants. Kakar Advocates’ main areas of practice, in addition to labour and employment law, include energy, taxation, aviation, public procurement, banking and Islamic finance, and general business matters. Labour and employment specialisation includes the review and drafting of employment contracts and human resource manuals; Ministry of Labour audits; and dispute resolution in all venues.

The Labour Law is applicable to both domestic and foreign workers. Additionally, there is a regulation for foreign workers that provides, inter alia, that if both domestic and foreign workers are available for a position, priority should be given to domestic workers. This means foreign workers can only be hired if no Afghan employee with similar qualifications is available for the position. The employment of foreign workers is limited to their relevant specialisation.

Foreign citizens eligible for employment in Afghanistan must obtain a work visa in order to be able to enter the country. Work visas are generally granted upon presentation of an introduction letter of the employer and valid identity documents. The employee must subsequently obtain a work permit from the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled. Work permits are generally valid for the period of one year.

Kakar Advocates LLC

Shahre Naw,
Kabul, Afghanistan

+93 783 300 400

Office@KakarAdvocates.com http://www.kakaradvocates.com
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Kakar Advocates LLC is a full-service law firm based in Kabul, Afghanistan. The firm was founded by the Managing Partner, Kawun Kakar. The Legal Department is headed by Thomas Kraemer, Senior Counsel. The legal team is comprised of 12 attorneys, and three legal assistants. Kakar Advocates’ main areas of practice, in addition to labour and employment law, include energy, taxation, aviation, public procurement, banking and Islamic finance, and general business matters. Labour and employment specialisation includes the review and drafting of employment contracts and human resource manuals; Ministry of Labour audits; and dispute resolution in all venues.

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