Michael D. Fielding

Leaders in Law endorses Michael Fielding as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Missouri, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Michael please use the contact information provided above.

Michael efficiently enforces lenders’ rights against troubled borrowers.

Many clients that Michael counsels find themselves as creditors to troubled and insolvent borrowers. Although he assists clients across industries, he focuses his practice on lenders with distressed agriculture loans. Michael takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach, seeking to maximize recoveries for these lending institutions, while minimizing their time and fees. Michael’s advocacy often results in enforcing loans, crafting workouts and representing lenders in state and federal courts (including bankruptcy proceedings) on matters involving defunct borrowers.

Michael also proactively advises clients on minimizing exposure to bankruptcy avoidance actions such as preferential transfers and constructively fraudulent conveyances. His extremely efficient approach has generated significantly low settlement amounts for clients while minimizing both the time and attorney’s fees needed to get those results. His work includes the development of Pref-Defend—a proprietary program used to efficiently defend preferential transfer claims for which Michael was given a Top Legal Innovation Award. He is one of just a handful of attorneys in Missouri, Kansas and Iowa who are board certified in Business Bankruptcy by the American Board of Certification.*

Clients in agribusiness and other sectors appreciate Michael’s reputation as a thought leader. He has authored over 30 articles nationally and internationally and given more than 60 presentations. His recent writings and speaking engagements illuminate issues central to banks and other lending institutions wrestling with troubled loans.


  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Litigation – Bankruptcy, 2021
  • Kansas City Business Journal, Best of the Bar, 2013-2016
  • Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy & Creditor/Debtor Rights, 2011-2020; Top 100, 2018; Rising Star, 2008-2010
  • IFLR1000, Restructuring and Insolvency (Missouri), Highly Regarded, 2018-2019
  • Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Top Legal Innovation Award
  • Missouri Bar Pro Bono Wall of Fame, 2019


  • J.D., Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
    • cum laude
  • B.A., Brigham Young University
    • Economics
    • Spanish Minor
    • with honors


  • Missouri
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court, District of Kansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • American Agricultural Law Association
  • American Board of Certification, Director, 2016-2018; Marketing Committee, Chair, 2018
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, Labor & Employment Committee, Co-Chair, 2016; Education Director, 2014-2016; Newsletter Editor, 2013
  • Risk Management Association
  • J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Kansas City Chapter, Board of Directors, 2010-2013; Religious Freedom Committee, 2015-2018
  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri
  • National Eagle Scout Association


  • Spanish

Firm Description:

The lawyers of Husch Blackwell understand that deep legal subject-matter expertise is merely the first step in building strong client relationships. Our firm is dedicated to an absolute focus on client service, building knowledge of each client’s business and delivering measurable value. From offices in 18 U.S. cities we provide legal insight and business leadership that helps our clients identify smart solutions, advance their goals and move forward.

With predecessor firms stretching back over a century, Husch Blackwell has a deep commitment to and a shared history with the communities we serve. The firm’s current configuration is the product of a 2008 merger between St. Louis-based Husch & Eppenberger and Kansas City-based Blackwell Sanders Peper Martin to form a powerhouse Midwestern law firm. The firm has continued to expand its footprint throughout the Midwest since the merger, most notably combining with Texas-based Brown McCarroll in 2013 and Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek in 2016.

Rather than traditional legal practice areas, Husch Blackwell is organized around six strategic industries—Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Services & Capital Markets; Food & Agribusiness; Healthcare, Life Sciences & Education; Real Estate, Development & Construction; and Technology, Manufacturing and Transportation. This structure, implemented in 2012, provides the firm with the ability to field deep, interdisciplinary teams capable of quickly identifying the right skill sets required by each client’s unique legal and business challenges.


Jeffrey A. Adams

Leaders in Law endorses Jeffrey Adams as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Indiana, USA. If you wish to get in touch with Jeffrey please use the contact information provided above.

With over 20 years of experience, Jeffrey provides legal advice in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and tax for his clients. He joined Cohen Garelick & Glazier in 2003 with a passion for assisting his clients in navigating the complexities of the law and arriving at successful resolutions.

In his free time, he enjoys playing golf and tennis and traveling.

Practice Areas

  • Business Law
  • Business Organizations and Commercial Transactions
  • Business Planning
  • Business Tax Planning
  • Employment Law
  • Estate and Probate Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Individual and Fiduciary Taxation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Tax
  • Transaction Law


  • Indiana University School of Law, JD
  • New York University School of Law, LLM
  • Indiana University, BA

Bar Admissions

  • Indiana

Published Works

  • Why Come to Training Camp Out of Shape When You Can Work Out in the Off-Season and Lower Your Taxes: The Taxation of Professional Athletes, 1999

Professional Affiliations

  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association

Firm Description:

Cohen, Garelick & Glazier is a corporation of attorneys at law based in Indianapolis, Indiana.

With a century-old foundation in law combined with the competence of our attorneys, we are prepared to serve a full range of legal needs for all seasons of life.

We believe that good relationships with our clients and with the community around us allow us to serve you better. We’re here to walk you through your legal affairs and answer your questions as they arise.

Additionally, we deeply value our communities. Many of our team members serve local organizations as officers, board and committee members, and volunteers in order to be involved with the community around us.

Our relationships with you and with the community are vital in helping us serve you. We are your law firm for life!


Mohamedou Malal Barry

Leaders in Law endorses Mohamedou Malal Barry as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Senegal. If you wish to get in touch with Mohamedou please use the contact information provided above.

Member of the Bar Association of Senegal for more than 25 years, Mohamedou Malal BARRY is a veteran of the law that does not neglect any litigant.
After 3 years of Internship and 10 years of collaboration with the law firm Cheikh FALL, he moved to his own firm in 2004. Meticulous, honest and loyal, Mohamedou Malal BARRY is a specialist in land and commercial law. He nevertheless pleads the whole jurisdiction.

Located at 38, Avenue Malick SY in Dakar, The law firm assists you in both counseling and litigation.

We support you not only in defining your goals but also in developing and executing the best legal or judicial strategy to achieve them.

Business Law

Specialized primarily in business law, the firm Mohamedou Malal BARRY is a fully independent and leading law firm involved in the main areas of business law. We assist our clients in defining their objectives and we advise them on the legal structure best suited to their needs. We also handle all litigation related to the business activity of the company.

The law firm regularly intervenes in the following areas:

  • Constitution of civil and commercial companies, groups, associations and subsidiaries
  • Pacts of partners and shareholders
  • Transactions related to share capital and recapitalization
  • Fundraising
  • Criminal law of business affairs
  • Bond contracts
  • tax system
  • Dissolutions and liquidations
  • Legal Audits
  • General litigation of company law and conflict between partners


Richard Deeb

Leaders in Law endorses Richard Deeb as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Qatar. If you wish to get in touch with Richard please use the contact information provided above.

Mr. Richard Deeb is a managing partner, able to work in English French and Arabic, with very good experience in Middle East, Africa and Asia. Able to work on own initiative and as part of a team. Dedicated to handle any litigation, arbitration, mediation advising and drafting any agreements or any other legal documents.

Richard Deeb has a very good experience in business law, corporate law, companies, joint venture acquisition and especially in real-estate and Intellectual property and trademark law.

Richard Deeb has gained both the Jurislex Best Award and the Corporate INTL award as one of the leading Corporate and Commercial lawyers, He was also been recognized by Jurislex Global network as Key Individual and the best practice Lawyer for hospitality and commercial.

He has represented clients in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on Corporate, Commercial and IP Aspect.

He is an advocate and arbitration law specialist. He works extensively across the Middle East, acting for governments and international corporations on complex commercial disputes under a variety of civil and common law systems.

Richard regularly advises clients across various industries on their commercial aspect compliance, policies and programs. Richard practice focused mainly on Joint venture, Commercial, Due diligence, corporate, Finance and intellectual property.

Richard is skilled in drafting expert legal opinions on complex issues and in support of both international and domestic arbitrations. Richard also regularly advises on various areas of law including litigious risks and avoidance. Richard also has experience in enforcement of foreign and domestic awards.

Richard career includes multiple representations of clients in complex commercial disputes and in commercial arbitration and has advised on multiple cross border transaction that have exceed 3.9 billion US$.

In addition to organizing and speaking at conferences, Richard is also acting as a board member of the Lebanese Institute of Market study and in charge of all the regulatory compliance and legal matter.


  • Master 2 In Law University of Limoges (France)- Faculty of Law
  • Master 1 In Law – Lebanese University Francophone Branch – Faculty of Law and Political Science.
  • Member of the law bar in Lebanon.
  • Member if the International Law Bar
  • Member of the Intellectual Property association
  • Member of the Human rights Committee in the Law bar in Lebanon.
  • Member of the International Union of lawyers, worldwide organization.
  • Member of the international Franchise lawyer association.
  • Member of Jurislex exclusive Network and recognized as one of the leading corporate and commercial lawyers.


  • Managing the Firm and acting for and advising for foreign investors and international conglomerates for all the corporate matter and businesses matter in the Middle East including but not limited to advising on the startups, incorporation structures, implications of available legal structures (e.g. ownership, financing and employment), foreign investment regulations, related transactions and establishment of branches and across various sectors such as telecommunication, retail, industrial, media and technology and other regulatory matters.
  • Handling corporate litigation including arbitration or other kind of conflict resolution.
  • Advising on banking and finance deal of 3,4 Billion US$ for the construction of an entertainment city.
  • Advising on one of the leading Joint Venture in the automotive industry and handling one of the major ICC arbitration that have exceed 300 Million US$.
  • Advising on mega construction and mixed used project of hotels and malls for 6 Billion US$.
  • Establishing one of the biggest Joint Venture in the Field of Gaz and oil between Oman and Qatar 250 Million US$ .
  • Handling the restructuring of the group form a LLC to a Holding Group and arrange for all the due diligence for an Initial Public Offering.
  • Arbitration case in front of the DIFC for 180 Million Dollars.
  • Advising on arbitration case for one of leading technology company on the breach with one of their major distributor for the value of 400 Million US$.
  • Negotiation, and mediation for a conflict with an international company in the field of Gas and oil.
  • Advising on a financing project of 1.2 billion US $
  • Arbitration case in front of the Qatar chamber of Commerce for 6.5 Million Dollars.
  • Extensive experience in Licensing, franchising and distribution, transfer, acquisition and sale, sales representation and agency agreements teaming, joint venture and other commercial alliance agreements, relationships and outsourcing arrangements.
  • Advising on finance deal with a UK leading bank over 100 Million Dollars.
  • Advising on Corporate matter (joint Venture) related to one of the biggest international automotive company.
  • Advising on Major agency and distribution agreements for Multinational companies especially in the sector of Gas and oil, furniture, real-estate, cement, Iron, safety, battery, heavy equipment, automotive finance, investment…
  • Negotiation, and mediation for a conflict with an international company in the field of Gas and oil.
  • Drafting, reviewing, advising on major business and construction contract .
  • Advising on finance deal with a UK leading bank over 100 Million Dollars.
  • Establishing a Joint venture with one of the biggest company in the field of gas and oil.
  • Representing all the legal case in front of the court as well the arbitration in front of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and International Chamber of Commerce.
  • Handling all the construction contract and all the real estate matter of a leading construction company in the middle east.
  • Advising on agreements with regard of cross-borders multinational transaction (in finance, investment and real-estate)
  • Working with one of Major global technology group regarding a joint venture company in the Middle East.
  • Handling one of the biggest joint venture in the Middle East related in the field of heavy equipment with a pioneer multinational company.
  • Handling various legal case of multinational companies.
  • Handling one of the biggest acquisition deal of a multinational company.


  • Arabic: Native language.
  • English: very good (Spoken, Read, and Written).
  •  French : very good (Spoken, Read, and Written).

Research, Articles and Publications

  • Politic and Diplomatic immunity
  • Intellectual property and trademark law.
  • Article about the real states law in Lebanon.
  • Persons of International and environment law
  • Conventions and treaties of environment law.
  • Protection of the littoral and the environment (international and comparative law)
  •  Many other articles related to sociology and philosophy.

Firm Description:

D&C Legal Services operates through various, separate and distinct legal entities which are all specialized in their own legal field, and each legally qualified within its own local jurisdiction.

Our lawyers has handled thousands of cases and legal opinions in many legal fields and our group has evolved to become one of the leading firm with a cross-border experience and a diversified team of specialized and qualified lawyers each one within his own local jurisdiction. This organized teamwork enables us to consistently deliver the best results for our clients based on the specialization and the local experience of each of our lawyer.

D&C Legal Services renders a comprehensive array of legal services to businesses and individuals and our lawyers are determined to introduce higher standards of legal service in order to give the clients a renewed experience of satisfaction. D&C Legal Services understands the clients need for strategic legal services and provide useful solutions to their business matters.

We strive to maintain our reputation for excellence and are aware of the importance of dedicating special attention to ensure that the qualifications of our lawyers and support staff are always of the highest standards, and that we always adopt best international practice.

D&C Legal Services  provides a wide range of legal services in many fields, such as: incorporation and foreign investment, banking and finance, international trade and customs, maritime law, insurance & reinsurance, tax law, labor law, franchise and licensing, corporate, arbitration, intellectual property and real estate.

D&C Legal Services is constituted of a team of various and distinct lawyers who are all specialized in their own legal field, and qualified within their own local jurisdictions, the matter that ensures to our clients premium and specialized legal services provided by qualified and well experienced lawyers each based on his own legal specialization and within his own local jurisdiction.

Our extensive lawyers experience in law domain and our full understanding of the market put us in the best position to advise our client for the appropriate form of their business and to provide them with the premium solution to eliminate any legal obstacle.

At D&C Legal Services we spare no efforts in order to meet our client’s expectations and to develop our client database ranging from the smallest private businesses to the biggest multinational foreign company in the world of business and trade.

D&C Legal Services is an association of a highly professional and qualified team of lawyers, attorneys and law firms who are able to work in several languages allowing us to communicate easily with international clients.


Alcides Castillo

Leaders in Law endorses Alcides Castillo as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Panama. If you wish to get in touch with Alcides please use the contact information provided above.

Alcides Castillo (Founder partner) to ACabogadopty, is a professional with high level   experience on various themes of Law.

He aims to provide the best advice to his clients

He is graduate to the University of Panama, obtaining a Degree in Law and Political  Science.

Adviser on various themes of  Law and currently specializes in the field of entrepreneurs, helping them in creating business and operating licenses in Panama.

Firm Description:

Panama offers it`s nationals and foreigners, interesting facilities that allow them to enjoy an excellent quality of life.

Security, employment, economy and our cultural diversity, make Panama a very attractive tourist and commercial country.

ACabogadopty had its beginnings in 2010, since then we have been dedicated to expanding and strengthening our services in various areas of Law. Providing personalized and reliable attention to our customers.


Lucie Blažková

Leaders in Law endorses Lucie Blažková as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Czech Republic. If you wish to get in touch with Lucie please use the contact information provided above.

I provide legal services and professional counseling to individuals, companies and companies, specializing in civil, commercial, family and criminal law. I represent clients before the courts, arbitrators or administrative authorities, and I try to always negotiate the most favorable terms with the counterparties, I make the drafting of business contracts and other official documents. Emphasis is placed on individual approach to the client, on mutual trust. I always tell the client how to handle his case and provide him with the necessary explanations and documentation in time for the consideration of other procedures.

Conciliation consultation

Fast, cheap and effective dispute resolution: an agreement without the cost of legal proceedings, without lengthy proceedings and without nervous strain.

Civil Law

Civil law is the most extensive legal branch of the Czech legal order. The basic source of civil law is the new Civil Code, which is divided into the area of ​​family law, absolute property rights and relative property rights. The new Civil Code has brought about a great deal of changes and refinements, including, for example, the possibilities of dealing with property, the possibilities of inheritance, the regulation of family relations, the exercise of property rights, the status of animals, and the citizens more extensive in dealing with their former civil code . The most common legal act in civil law is a contract or agreement concluded in various forms.

Business Law

I provide legal services in setting up business companies, whether they are limited partnerships, public companies, limited liability companies, joint stock companies or cooperatives.

Family law

The family will always play an important role in society because the issue of family-legal relations practically affects each of us. The special position of the family lies in the fact that it shapes the personality of a person, his character, and a family of other social relationships. All legal relationships governed by family law are based on the main purpose of achieving the child’s well-being. Family law further regulates matrimonial relationships. Family law is a relatively separate legal branch, but it is in relation to civil law.

Criminal Law

In the field of criminal law, I offer counseling in criminal proceedings, their elaboration, and legal representation of injured parties in criminal proceedings, including claims for damages.

Offense proceedings

I represent clients in the offense proceedings. An offense is classified as a culpable act under the Offense Act and distinguishes between an administrative offense and a criminal offense. Infringement proceedings are dealt with where the social danger is lower than the criminal offense.


Mediation is an effective way of resolving disputes. The mediator works as a third party, who helps both sides to come to an agreement – a compromise in their case. This process is very effective and much faster and cheaper than when a case is taken to court.  Mediation is designed for those who do not want to break the business, family or other realtionships for good.

Mediation is a flexible solution in a whole range of situations such as:

  • contract or any business disputes
  • consumer disputes
  • family disputes
  • neighbourhood disputes

The role of the mediator is to help parties reach a solution to their problem and to arrive at a mediation agreement that both parties are happy to accept and that is binding for both of them equally. Mediators avoid taking sides, making judgements or giving guidance. They are simply responsible for developing effective communications and building consensus between the parties.

Mediation is a voluntary confidential process where the information discussed are not disclosed to any party outside the mediation hearing. If parties are unable to reach agreement, they can still go to court. In this case the details about the mediation proces and the information included will not be used at a court hearing, the mediator can not serve as a witness.


Harris Gomez

Leaders in Law endorses Milko Baiz as our exclusively recommended Administrative Law expert in the Aruba. If you wish to get in touch with Milko, please use the contact information provided above.

Founder and Director

Harris Gomez has been an Australian lawyer for over 25 years and is the Managing Partner of Harris Gómez Group.

Early in his career, Harris was the founder and Principal Partner of ‘Lyon Law Firm’ in Sydney, where he specialised in Property, Finance, Commercial Litigation and International Law with a focus on Latin America & Spain.

In 2001, Harris founded Harris Gomez Group, the first Australian Law firm to have an office in Latin America. Harris now has 25 years of experience conducting business between Australia and Latin America, and providing his clients with practical legal and business advice.

Harris has been the President of both the Australia Chile Chamber of Commerce and the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has also acted as a board member of the Australian Latin American Business Council (ALABC) and served as the Corporate Secretary.

Currently based in our Sydney office, Harris regularly travels to our Latin American head office in Santiago, Chile.

Harris specialises in setting up Australian and Latin American businesses and providing support to both regions. His expertise is focused on common law and Latin American cross-border issues in areas including mining and energy, corporate matters, employment, taxation, intellectual property and business ventures. His understanding of both the Australian and Latin American legal and business cultures makes him a priceless link between the two regions.

Firm Description:

HGG opened its doors in 1997 as a legal and commercial firm.  In 2001, we took the step to expand our practice to the international market with the establishment of our office in Santiago, Chile. This international expansion meant we could provide an essential bridge for Australian companies with interests and activities in Latin America, and in so doing, became the first Australian law firm with an office in Latin America.

Over the years, our internationally experienced Spanish and English speaking lawyers have helped hundreds of businesses to grow and succeed in both these regions and beyond. As well as being immersed in the legal and business cultures of Australia and Latin America, we partner with many local companies to provide commercial law, litigation, intellectual property and asset protection.


Yannil Belbachir

Leaders in Law endorses Yannil Belbachir as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Yannil, please use the contact information provided above.

Yannil is the managing director and coordinates all the teams’ work since the firm (LAW FRIM) foundation. Although Yannil has been developing a strong experience in a broad spectrum of business law, he mainly acts in public contracts, in particular, EPC contracts related to the construction and the oil and gas industries.

He works alongside with major international contractors and procurers from the negotiation stage up to the project delivery, addressing risks to time.

Yannil graduated in international law from the University of Nice and in American contracts and international legal practice from the Loyola Marymount Law School based in Los Angeles.

Yannil regularly speaks at major events worldwide including summits and international conferences on various legal subjects including those related to the oil and gas and infrastructure industries.


  • French
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Firm Description:

New York, the start point of a future flourishing and growing partnership where two brilliant students sharing the same social and ethical values met for the first time and built mutual trust and confidence while on a journey to pursue their law studies in Loyola University law school, in the USA.

After graduation and driven by common values and strong ambitions for a wider horizons towards the future, the future managing partners, Mr Yannil BELBACHIR and Mr. Rodolfo DRUDI meets to expose each their future professional aims and how they plan to reach them. They both express, by desire and passion, their dream to create a business law firm ensuring high quality consulting and litigation services for the benefit of international business corporations in North Africa Countries and help them navigate through the investment regulations governing these markets.

The idea came to life with the first office created in Libya on 2008 and the approach to Algeria on the following year, under challenging context marked with complexe market regulations in both countries including the turmoil that affected Libya on 2011. However, such negative conditions never intimidated them and for over 13 years the Firm learned how to mitigate the risks and turn them into opportunities for their clients and gaining the trust of primary multinationals and international organisations.

Indeed, these achievements have been made out of their continued dedication and patience, ethical values and real understanding of the social, cultural, economic and administrative framework of the target markets.  Such values were transferred to the Firm, which grew during the years a dynamic and flexible team whose talented members enjoy multicultural backgrounds endorsed with a deep experience in handling complex legal cases.


Mark V. Dougall

Leaders in Law endorses Mark V. Dougall as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Argentina. If you wish to get in touch with Mark please use the contact information provided above.

University of Belgrano, School of Law (1980); Georgetown University, Washington, International Law Institute, (U.S.A.), 1982; New York University, School of Law, Inter-American Law Institute; Master’s Degree in Comparative Law (MCJ), 1983; Internships in New York (U.S.A.) (Whitman & Ransom) and London (England) (Beachcroft & Stanleys 1983/84); Escuela Superior de Econom y Administracin de Empresas (E.S.E.A.D.E); Master’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration (MBA) (with Honors), 1989; current member of the Board of Governors of St. George’s College, the British Hospital and B.A.B.S. (British and American Benevolent Society). Member of the Bar Association of the City of Buenos Aires, Club de Abogados de Empresas, and the Bar Association of Buenos Aires.

Firm Description:

Dougall Abogados was founded in 1970 by Vernon Roy Dougall, a well-known attorney-at-law in Buenos Aires and many other cities of Argentina. He was advisor to several embassies, in particular, the Embassy of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, where he served as legal Advisor to the Ambassador and was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1977 by Queen Elizabeth II and the award of Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1997 for his services. Later he was appointed Jamaica’s Honorary Consul in the Republic of Argentina. The Firm continued to expand its services under the management of Vernon Dougall until his death in 2004. His son Mark succeeded him in the business and since then he has been leading the law firm. Dougall Abogados is a law firm with a long-standing professional practice. Its main features are the vast advisory experience gained over the years and its complete commitment to client service.

Our main goal is to build a personal relationship with the client, since we believe that it is the one thing that will enable us to deliver the quality of service we want to provide. Many of our clients were or are currently from overseas –they are predominantly British and American-; this experience has allowed us to be prepared and ready to provide services to any client interested in investing or doing business in Argentina.

Dougall Abogados is one of the law firms recommended by the Embassies of Australia, Canada, United States, Norway and United Kingdom and it is included in their lists of law firms offering services to national and international clients.
Dougall Abogados maintains a network of correspondents from renowned law firms, both at home and abroad (Brazil, USA, France, England, Switzerland, Germany, Paraguay and Uruguay), that provides us with the local support and assistance required to have a global coverage and to meet our clients’ needs.


Shahrzad Shamim

Leaders in Law endorses Shahrzad Shamim as our exclusively recommended Business Law expert in Afghanistan. If you wish to get in touch with Shahrzad, please use the contact information provided above.

Shahrzad Shamim is licensed by the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association to practice law in Afghanistan. She joined SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES in 2014 as a junior associate. She was promoted to associate in 2015 and to senior associate in 2018. She is also an active member of International Chamber of Commerce Afghanistan and a registered arbitrator with ACDR.

Shamim is a specialized business lawyer. She provides legal counseling, regulatory advice and litigation support on complex legal issues to national and international businesses. She essentially advises clients on a variety of business-related areas including business licensing, joint venturing, business restructuring, business winding up and mergers. Her practice also involves structuring, negotiating and drafting various types of agreements including partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, telecommunication agreements, employment agreements, real estate purchase agreements, and other commercial agreements. Moreover, she advises clients on inbound and outbound tax implications of domestic companies, multi-national corporations and USG/NATO contractors. Shamim studied law at Kabul University and completed her LL.M. studies at Wake Forest University, where she specialized in Business Law. Apart from her practice as a business lawyer, she represents indigent clients in issues related to family law and human rights on pro-bono basis.

Firm Description:

In Afghanistan provision of legal services trace back to as early as 1964 when the then Afghan Constitution for the first time stipulated the right to defense counsel. However, the profession suffered a setback in the years to come as the entire justice system was heavily affected by different phases of war from late 1970s to 1990s. Contrary to this backdrop, post-2001 with the advent of the international community, a vigorous campaign was initiated to improve the legal sector and strengthen the rule of law in Afghanistan. This has transformed the justice sector immensely and strengthened the legal institutions to a noteworthy level. SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES remained an essential contributor to this campaign since it was founded.

SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES was founded in 2011 by Saeeq Shajjan and registered under the laws of Afghanistan. Soon SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES established itself as a ‘go-to law firm’ in Afghanistan. The firm’s scope of practice includes but is not limited to legal counseling, litigation, legislative drafting and legal capacity building. Additionally, provision of pro-bono legal services to the needy people is inherited as a core culture in each of our attorneys. Client service is our shared professional value. We believe that SHAJJAN & ASSOCIATES is not about us; it is about services to our clients. This attitude helped us to emerge as the ‘firm of choice’ in Afghanistan and beyond.