The participants were representative of the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association, the Afghanistan Economical and Legal Studies Organization
Rosen stock Legal Services, the Afghanistan International Bar Association, the Ministry of Cmmerce and Industry, the Afghanistan Investment Support Agency, and the Harakat organization also participated including of ACCI and EGGI personnel.
Discussion was based on a paper prepared by EGGI that highlighted several examples of problems arising under the 2007 Law on Corporations and Limited Liability Companies and that discussed ways in which they might or might not be dealt with by regulations promulgated under that Law. The length of the discussion generated and the desire of participants for time to focus on the Dari terminology required that the meeting be continued at a later date, and February 18 was selected.
The roundtable was continued that day at the ACCI offices besides discussing some of the complicated provisions of the Corporation Laws, the group also heard from Mohammad Qurban Haqjo, ACCI’s chief executive and Professor Gul Rahman Qazi, who heads both the Lawyer’s Union and the Public Law Department at Kabul University. Professor Qazi stressed the need to adapt the law and noted to the conditions of Afghanistan and its transition to a market economy. EGGI endorsed this view and repeated its invitation of written comments on the law where to send them. This had a great impact on all stake holders to comprehend and observe from discussion the scope of this law.
In addition the participants were informed about the role of ACBR (Afghanistan Central Business Register) by Monique Courchesne, who led the EGGI team. The ACCI also reminded participants that it would be holding a conference of its own on commercial law later this year and invited the EGGI team to appear there.