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ICC Afghanistan Arbitration

The ICC Afghanistan Commission on Arbitration & ADR has been formed to strengthen the presence of ICC International Court of Arbitration (“ICC Court”) and its dispute resolution services in Afghanistan. Mr. Enayat Qasimi, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (Washington) and Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration chair the Commission.

The Commission on Arbitration and ADR is established under the structure of ICC Afghanistan and its goal is to promote ICC’s various dispute resolution services within Afghanistan and create a link among Afghan arbitrators, counsel and users to enable ICC dispute resolution and respond effectively to users’ needs in Afghanistan.

The ICC Afghanistan Arbitration and ADR Commission representatives will participate in each meetings of the ICC Commission. The ICC Afghanistan Arbitration and ADR Commission members will select the members and introduce to ICC Afghanistan for participating in the plenary sessions. At these Commission meetings, the members discuss current projects, vote on Task Force reports and have the opportunity to share ideas and views and discuss the challenges with their peers from around the world.

The ICC Afghanistan Arbitration and ADR Commission members will also provide, guidelines and best practices on a range of topics of current relevance to the world of arbitration and ADR with a view to improve ICC dispute resolution services in Afghanistan. The Commission will review the laws and regulations governing arbitration and assist the government and juridical system to use the best practice of dispute resolution. It will share the ideas and the outcomes of the ICC commission meetings and taskforce with the Government of Afghanistan.

The Chairman of ICC Afghanistan Commission on Arbitration & ADR is as under:

 

  • Sayed Saeeq Shajjan, LL.M Harvard Law School, Founder & Managing partner, Shajjan & Associates, counsellors & attorneys at Law, Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Vice-Chairpersons of ICC Afghanistan Commission on Arbitration & ADR are as under:

 

  • Sayed Zaman Hashimi, LL.M, University of Denver, Legal General Director, Ministry of Justice
  • Abdul Jamil Qaderi, Legal Specialist, Ministry of Energy and Water

 

The Nominations Committee for Arbitrators (NCA) was constituted to nominate arbitrators upon the request of the ICC Court. The Members of the NCA will lay emphasis on selecting subject matter professionals and bring diversity in the background of arbitrators selected. The members of the NCA, as long as they are in the committee, cannot nominate themselves as arbitrators and may rotate every two (2) years. The members of the NCA are as under:

  • Mahmood Akbari, Legal Expert, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Sabera Yazdani, Individual Lawyer, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Zakia Roshan, Individual Lawyer, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Freshta Abbasi, Individual Lawyer, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Sheren Aqa Farshid, Individual Lawyer, Kabul Afghanistan.
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The list of other members of ICC Afghanistan Commission on Arbitration & ADR are under:

 

  • Zahidullah safi, Vice President, RIA Barker Gillete, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Enayat Qasimi, Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP (Washington) and Member of ICC International Court of Arbitration hair the Commission.
  • Haroun Rahimi, LL.M, PHD, University of Washington, Law Professor, American University of Afghanistan
  • Freshta Zuhal Rahman, LL.M Emory Law school, LL.M London School of Economics, Partner, Rosenstock Legal Services, Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Ghulam Adil Shah Alizai, Legal Expert.
  • Aisha Mehmood Shinwari, Legal Expert.
  • Anish Wadia, Independent Arbitrator

 

  • Ahmad Khalid Hatam, Managing Partner, Hatam & Noori LLC , Kabul Afghanistan
  • Mohammad Ismail Shahid, Partner- Global Affairs, LEX FERGHANA, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Shamsi Maqsoudi, LL.M, University Chapman, LL.M, Harvard Law School, Associate Partner, Shajjan & Associates, counsellors & Attorneys at law, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Ali Reza Jaffari, Legal Expert. Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Sayed Zakaria Hashemi, Managing Partner, Rights Global Legal services, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Shahrzad Shamim, Senior Associate, Shajjan & Associates, counsellors & Attorneys at law, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Zamira Saeedi, Attorney, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Naseebullah Esmaty, Attorney, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Abdul Jamil Qaderi, Individual Lawyer, Kabul Afghanistan.
  • Ali Ahmadi, Law Professor, Kabul, Afghanistan.
  • Zahid Omarzai, Executive Director, ACDR
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