Powering Afghanistan

Legal reforms have opened up Afghanistan’s vast natural resources. Through private investment, the government’s ambition is to harness its mineral and hydrocarbon reserves to fuel sustainable economic development.

Afghanistan offers huge opportunities for investors. 

Our high caliber and reputable legal team support domestic and international clients seeking to explore, exploit, process, and trade minerals in Afghanistan.

Mining for Success

Kakar Advocates has an active engagement in the mining sector in Afghanistan. We have an in-depth understanding of the opportunities and challenges presented by the regulatory framework.

Our legal services include:

  • Drafting and negotiating concessions and earn-in and farm-in agreements.
  • Mineral lease agreements and drilling and coring agreements.
  • Obtaining permits for exploration and exploitation.
  • Environmental impact assessments related to mining projects.
  • Legal audits of mining assets and legal opinions on mining issues.
  • Equipment acquisition, lease agreements, and off-take and hedging agreements.
  • Legal due diligence for acquisition and sale of mining projects and assets.

Kakar Advocates provides strategic advisory and consulting services to the Government of Afghanistan and international development institutions.

We deliver training and capacity-building services to projects funded by multilateral development banks.

Kakar Advocates is proud to strengthen the policy and regulatory framework of the mining sector.

Why Choose Kakar Advocates?

As the leading international law firm in Afghanistan, we:

  • Represent the Government of Afghanistan (Ministry of Mines and Petroleum) with respect to the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) Pipeline Project.
  • Advised the Ministry of Energy and Water in the negotiation process for the Mazar IPP, Bayat IPP and Kajaki IPP Projects.
  • Advised a private company on land use issues, compliance and risk with respect to the construction and operation of an independent power plant.
  • Kakar Advocates has represented both public and private clients on disputes arising out of petroleum exploration and mining contracts.

Kakar Advocates authored the Afghanistan chapter of the Chambers’ Global Practice Guide on Mining. Click here to access the legal guide.