Afghan Operations and Legal Liaison

Sayed Mirwais Fazilat, B.A, M.A/MPS

Bridging Legal and Logistical Expertise to Facilitate Business Operations in Afghanistan

Sayed Mirwais Fazilat, with over 20 years of experience, a BA in Law and Political Sciences and Master’s degree in Political Sciences and International Relations plays a pivotal role as Vice President at Eiffel Global Logistics & Services and leads SMF Legal Advising in Kabul, Afghanistan. His expertise in Afghan and international law, coupled with his contributions to logistics and legal advisory services, supports businesses and government operations, enhancing foreign investment and operational efficiency in Afghanistan.

  • BA of Law and Political Sciences of Kabul University
  • Master of political sciences and International Relations of Istanbul Aydin University of Türkiye
  • Over 20 years of experience working with the Afghan and foreign governments
  • Worked with international companies and organizations
  • Experience with the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Provides transition services to clients setting up for operations in Afghanistan.
  • Member of the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA).

Mirwais, currently serving as Vice President at Eiffel Global Logistics & Services in Kabul, Afghanistan, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the field of logistics and legal advisory. With a Bachelor of Law and Political Sciences from Kabul University, Master of Political Sciences and International Relations from Istanbul Aydin University of Türkiye, Mirwais's education extends to a two-year study at the Diplomacy Institute of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan, equating to a PhD. level in diplomacy, where he excelled to earn a first-grade rating.

Mirwais's professional journey spans over 20 years, marked by significant contributions to the Afghan and foreign governments. His roles have encompassed direct engagements with international entities such as ISAF, NATO, and the Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, showcasing his adeptness in navigating the complexities of Afghan and international law. His membership in the Afghanistan Independent Bar Association (AIBA) further underscores his commitment to legal excellence.

Since November 2014, Mirwais co-founded Eiffel Global Services Company, a firm which offers comprehensive services tailored to the needs of businesses operating in Afghanistan. The company's focus on hospitality, transportation, security, accommodation, legal, financial, VISA, passport, and licensing solutions is a testament to Mirwais's vision of facilitating seamless business operations in the region. His leadership reflects a deep understanding of local and international business requirements, driven by an insider's perspective on Afghan law, policy, culture, and customs.

Parallel to his responsibilities at Eiffel Global Services, Mirwais leads SMF Legal Advising, a firm recognized by the AIBA, providing legal counsel to companies and individuals on matters pertaining to Afghan law. His expertise has proven invaluable in navigating legal challenges within the Afghan judicial system.

Mirwais's early career includes a tenure from January 2003 to March 2012 as the owner of S.M.F, where he specialized in business/export-import activities, notably securing vehicle leases and purchases for the US Embassy in Kabul and other significant projects. His role in procurement, purchasing, and document processing for the Canadian Forces stationed at Camp Julien from March 2003 to November 2005 further illustrates his versatile skill set, encompassing logistics and administrative support for over 450 project members.

His academic achievements and professional endeavors are complemented by his linguistic proficiency in English, Turkish, Indian, Pashto, Dari, and some Arabic, enabling effective communication across diverse groups. Mirwais's contributions have been recognized with an MOD Appreciation Certificate in January 2014, highlighting his support for the Afghan Army and the Afghan people.

Mirwais's career is distinguished by his deep-rooted understanding of the legal and logistical frameworks essential for operating in Afghanistan, marked by his strategic leadership at Eiffel Global Logistics & Services. His comprehensive background, from legal advisory to logistical support, positions him as a key figure in facilitating business and governmental operations within Afghanistan and with international partners.

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