Practice Areas

Corporate/Commercial
We establish companies in the legal form that is suitable for your business and keep them frequently updated in the areas of corporate law.

  • Foundations of JSC, LLCs, branches and rep offices of foreign companies and non-for profit organizations;
  • Corporate advice and housekeeping;
  • Shareholders conflict management;
  • Shareholders Agreements;
  • Corporate Governance;
  • Joint ventures;
  • Liquidations and Restructuring;
  • Drafting and review of all commercial contracts (agency, distribution, franchise, service agreements, sale, commission etc).


M&A/Competition
We advise multinational companies and local enterprises in connection with all mergers & acquisitions and compliance with domestic competition law.

  • Term sheets and letter of intents;
  • Legal due diligence
  • Share purchase and asset purchase agreements;
  • Mergers, divisions or transformations;
  • Merger notifications;
  • Representation of clients before the Competition Authority in abuse of dominance cases;
  • Dawn raids assistance;
  • Representation for individual exemption from prohibited agreements;
  • General competition law advice, etc.


Litigation/ADR:
The firm defends its clients before all courts and at all levels of jurisdiction including the Supreme Court on the full array of issues concerning companies and individuals conducting business in Albania or involved in international transactions.

  • Breach of contract;
  • Enforcement of foreign judgments;
  • Employment disputes;
  • IP/Copyright disputes;
  • Real estate;
  • Arbitration;
  • Procurement and administrative proceedings;
  • Custom & Tax, etc.


Employment
The firm provides a broad range of legal and tax services to clients on all aspects of employment law.

  • Recruitment procedures;
  • Termination procedures;
  • Secondment;
  • Employee benefits and stock options;
  • Migration and expat taxation;
  • Drafting of employment agreements;
  • Transfer of employees;
  • Collective dismissals;
  • Settlement agreements.


Banking/Finance
In addition to our core lender and borrower representations, we advise clients in both new and established financial transactions and structures, including acquisition financings, asset based lending, project finance secured transactions.

  • Lender representation;
  • Secure finance (mortgage, securing charge, pledge, assignment of rights, etc);
  • Project Finance;
  • Equity Finance;
  • Borrower representation;
  • Debt purchase transaction;
  • Financial lease;
  • Compliance with banking legislation;
  • Licensing for banks and non-bank financial institutions;
  • Insurance and re-insurance;


Projects & Infrastructure
We advise IFIs, government and private parties on private public partnerships, infrastructure and public procurement projects.

  • Legal input to feasibility studies;
  • Drafting of RfQ and RfP documents;
  • Drafting and negotiation of PPP agreements;
  • Direct agreements.


Market Conduct/IP/Data Protection
We assist clients to protect their brand through IP registration and in IP infringement cases, represent collective agencies in enforcement procedures, and advise clients on consumer protection, data protection and product safety matters.

  • Trademark search registration;
  • Opposition and cancellation proceedings;
  • Anti-corruption and Hospitality;
  • Consumer protection and product recall;
  • Product safety;
  • Data collection and processing procedures;
  • Notification to Data Protection Commissioner;


Oil & Natural Resources
The practice covers a broad range of energy related work, including but not limited to the regulatory, commercial and financing aspects of transactions and the acquisition and development of projects in the conventional and renewable energy sectors, mining and the oil and gas market. Members of the firm have advised the government of Albania on the gas masterplan project in Albania.

  • Environmental, health and safety law;
  • Mining licensing and operations;
  • HPP operations and licensing;
  • Energy trade and production;
  • Oil & gas exploration and production operations (PSCs);
  • Foreign investment;
  • Dispute resolution