Contracting in Afghanistan Overcoming Challenges and Seizing Opportunities

June 21, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel
1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, VA

Please join us on Tuesday, June 21, at the Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner for a breakfast seminar presented by a panel of professionals with first-hand experience counseling and working in Central Asia, particularly Afghanistan. Our panel will discuss and respond to questions concerning a variety of challenges facing contractors and others seeking to do business in this challenging environment, including:

  • Compliance with U.S. government agency theatre requirements, including personnel reporting requirements, legal status of contractor employees and export controls.
  • Teaming and subcontracting with Afghanistan-based and other regional companies, and vetting local agents and representatives.
  • Considerations with respect to formation of a local business entity and other aspects of doing business in Central Asia, including real property leasing and acquisition, and local banking and financing.
  • Navigating the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan's tax and business registration requirements, including the new regulations applicable to Private Security Contractors (PSCs).
  • Strategic perspectives with respect to the evolving political and military landscape in Afghanistan and Iraq, including an overview of expanding investment sectors such as mining, aviation and tourism.


David Black and Terry Elling
Partners, Holland & Knight, Northern Virginia


Ted Timberlake Vice President, General Counsel and Director of Contracts, Global Integrated Security (USA) Inc.

Peter Johnsen Corporate Counsel, URS Federal Services, Inc.

Manuel Supervielle Partner, Afghanistan New Horizons Former Chief Counsel, U.S. and Coalition Forces in Afghanistan

Sanzar Kakar Chief Executive Officer, Afghanistan Financial Services, LLC (tentative)

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