Kabul, Afghanistan Peter Froggatt
The new alliance builds on an existing collaborative relationship between DLA Piper and Kakar Advocates, which employs around 12 Afghanistan and US-licensed lawyers and works with a client list comprised mostly of foreign embassies, non-government organisations and firms contracted with major foreign organisations like NATO and the US Department of Defense. The non-exclusive partnership will see the two firms work together on public and private sector mandates as the appetite for large-scale investment projects continues to recover among foreign businesses and local government. According to The American Lawyer, Kakar Advocates has also collaborated with other international firms in the past including Baker & McKenzie, Mayer Brown, Norton Rose Fulbright and Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr. ‘Our alliance with DLA Piper will help assist multinational companies doing, or looking to do, business in Afghanistan in mining, healthcare, agriculture, and key socio-economic development initiatives,’ said Kakar Advocates founder and managing partner Kawun Kakar in a statement.