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Corporate/Commercial — Albania


Boga & Associates - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 6 partners
- 17 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Leading corporate and commercial practice, representing clients in a range of matters including M&A, spin-offs, restructurings and due diligence. Also provides counsel to both borrowers and lenders in financing transactions including syndicated lending, asset financing and venture capital. Frequently advises on cross-border deals, and the firm's broad clientele includes international banks and domestic and foreign corporates.

Strengths Clients commend the high level of service provided at Boga & Associates: "The service has been outstanding. The lawyers are very responsive and we feel that they understand our business. They have an excellent knowledge of projects and are very capable of preparing all the relevant information we need in a timely manner."

Work highlights Prepared a due diligence report for Ilbak Holding relating to the proposed acquisition of the Albanian company Tete Albania Tunnel & Mining.

Advised Avon Albania on various corporate and commercial aspects of its activity in the country, including advice on shareholders' rights, reviewing of contracts and assisting with regulatory matters.

Significant Clients Nokia, JT International Tirana, IFC, Dompe, EMS APO.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Genc Boga is referred to as a "pioneer" in the corporate and commercial market in Albania. He advises on a broad range of matters including financing, M&A, competition and tax.

Alketa Uruçi is best known for work in finance as well as corporate matters, most notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

About the Team (content provided by Boga & Associates)

Our firm provides legal services in the area of general business law, corporate and commercial law to assist business entities and individuals in meeting their business goals. We represent our business clients in a wide variety of matters, including: banking and project finance, advice on venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and restructurings of companies, legal due diligence, drafting commercial agreements, including terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services, and those related to joint ventures, agency, distribution and cooperation, corporate structures and regulation, including company incorporation, shareholders agreements, minority shareholders’ rights and directors’ duties and liabilities. We advise lenders and borrowers on a full range of financing matters, including syndicated loans, project and asset finance, and new financing products like factoring.

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Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Shpati Hoxha, Andi Memi and Eris Hoxha
- 3 partners
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly esteemed firm advising local and international clients on a range of significant corporate and commercial matters including M&A, due diligence and regulatory. Particular strength in restructuring and insolvency, having advised on some of the largest recent cases in this field. Frequently works with leading financial institutions, as well as multinational companies from the technology, energy and telecommunications sectors.

Strengths Interviewees appreciate the lawyers' pragmatic approach. One source states: "The team provides high-quality services and advice in an efficient manner," particularly highlighting "the very responsive, flexible lawyers who communicate well and have a firm grasp of both the issues at hand and the client's objectives."

Another client sums up the team as "reliable, well organised and efficient."

Work highlights Advised Feronic Mining on the due diligence and acquisition of the mining company Albanian Nickel & Chrome.

Assisted BAT with merger control proceedings in Albania relating to the acquisition of certain assets and companies from Fabrica Duhana Sarajevo.

Significant Clients Credit Europe Bank, Piraeus Bank, Verbund, Tirana Bank, Vienna Insurance Group.

Notable practitioners

Co-department head Shpati Hoxha is held in high esteem in the market, where he is described as a "hard worker with excellent communication skills." He handles corporate, trade and competition law, as well as on IP and IT matters.

Andi Memi advises on commercial and corporate law, as well as banking, insurance and tax matters. He is particularly focused on the real estate sector, where he has been involved in a number of land acquisition, zoning and development and infrastructure deals.

Selena Ymeri is primarily active in the banking industry, advising on financing and insurance matters. She also acts on employment law and commercial contracts.

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Wolf Theiss - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 1

第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Head of department: Sokol Nako
- 1 partner
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly reputed firm with a strong Albanian presence, acting for local and international clients on inbound investments, M&A, regulatory and governance. Co-ordinates with its network of offices across the region in order to provide comprehensive cross-border counsel to clients. Particularly active in regulated industries including energy, banking and telecommunications.

Strengths One client is full of praise for the team, stating: "We were quite satisfied with the excellent services rendered. We particularly value the professionalism and expertise they offer, and we highly recommend them."

Work highlights Advised both IFC and the Albanian government in relation to the establishment and operation of the Albanian Power Exchange company, organising the sale and purchase of energy in the country.

Advised Balfin Group on the sale of its shares in Skopje City Mall to the value of EUR96 million.

Significant Clients BSTDB, Telekom Albania, Top Channel Sha, Osi Systems, Enso Hydro Energy.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Sokol Nako is a top-rated commercial lawyer advising on some of the largest transactions and projects in the market. He is also highly regarded for his strength in tax law and dispute resolution. One interviewee describes him as "concise, efficient, pragmatic and resourceful," and another source comments: "He has good administrative knowledge and he is a very good litigator."

About the Team (content provided by Wolf Theiss)

During the past few years we have been involved with and have advised some of the most important international investors and the biggest local companies in Albania.

Our Reputation

Our corporate and commercial law team is actively involved in most of the major and important transactions taking place in Albania, and has built a strong reputation as a team of diligent and skilful professionals on all corporate law issues.

Our Cases

We are currently advising major investors and large local companies on all aspects of corporate law, including corporate governance and shareholder relationships, competition and regulatory aspects, as well as litigation.

Our Role

Recent developments have shown that the trend is strongly focused on issues around the corporate governance of Albanian companies, mostly involving internal shareholder relationship and controversies. The reason for this is the still relatively new capitalism system in Albania which saw its rise in the early '90s. Our clients benefit from our team's excellent skills and knowledge of Albanian corporate law which acts as an essential asset of ideas and strategies when it comes to building a successful and  long-lasting company.



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Kalo & Associates - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- Heads of department: Enkelejd Seitllari and Eni Kalo
- 2 partners
- 3 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Noted firm with a well-regarded corporate department, advising on M&A transactions, competition matters and financing. High-profile clientele including financial institutions and large international companies, most notably from the technology and energy sectors.

Strengths Interviewees are impressed with the team's sector-specific knowledge, with one enthusing: "I was very satisfied with the level of professionalism, as well as their expertise in our industry."

Work highlights Assisted Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer Brussels with the merger control notification of the mega merger of Anheuser-Busch InBev with SABMiller in Albania on behalf of Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Significant Clients Dompe Farmaceutici, Inditex, Samsung, Philip Morris, Apple.

Notable practitioners

"Rainmaker" Përparim Kalo is well known in the corporate and commercial sphere, and is particularly known for his work in corporate governance, competition law and M&A.

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Tashko Pustina - attorneys - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the Department
- 3 partners
- 8 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Established local firm advising clients on a range of corporate matters, including M&A and restructurings. Also assists with commercial matters such as employment, tax, competition and financing. Sector focuses include media, energy and healthcare.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Flonia Tashko-Boriçi is best known for advising on M&A projects and other corporate matters most notably in the energy, telecommunications and banking industries.

Floran Pustina advises clients from the banking, construction and defence industries on M&A, procurement and restructuring.

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Tonucci & Partners - Corporate/Commercial Department

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Band 2

第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Solid corporate and commercial practice advising on a range of issues including M&A, financing and public procurement. Its broad clientele includes large multinationals and financial institutions as well as public authorities and state-owned companies.

Notable practitioners

Artur Asllani regularly represents local and international clients primarily in the areas of project financing, M&A and tax.

Neritan Kallfa primarily advises on banking and finance law, including on investments and market regulation. He is also active in commercial litigation and is described by sources as "a very experienced lawyer who has been in the market for many years."

About the Team (content provided by Tonucci & Partners)

Tonucci & Partners Albania is an independent law firm which has been professionally active in Albania since 1995. As a leading Albanian law firm with lawyers of both local and international backgrounds and skills, Tonucci & Partners Albania combines the firm’s leading international experience with local expertise, language skills and knowledge of local market practices. Through its affiliations and network, Tonucci & Partners Albania provides its clients with direct access to local market expertise on a global basis. The firm provides clients with prompt, reliable and high-quality professional legal services of the highest international standards. Our lawyers have superior credentials and professional experience and are able to work and correspond in Albanian, English, Italian and French. Our clients recognize our full and proficient support, with a partnership that goes well beyond the advice on legal aspects. We do witness long lasting close relationships and solid loyalty with our clients. The leading international legal directories regularly rank Tonucci & Partners Albania among the best law firms in Albania in different areas of law. Further, Tonucci & Partners Albania frequently receives important recognitions and awards from prestigious institutions witnessing the excellent professionalism in law.  

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Eminent Practitioner

Boga & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Genc Boga is referred to as a "pioneer" in the corporate and commercial market in Albania. He advises on a broad range of matters including financing, M&A, competition and tax.

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Eminent Practitioner

Kalo & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

"Rainmaker"Përparim Kalo is well known in the corporate and commercial sphere, and is particularly known for his work in corporate governance, competition law and M&A.

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Band 1

Wolf Theiss

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Sokol Nako is a top-rated commercial lawyer advising on some of the largest transactions and projects in the market. He is also highly regarded for his strength in tax law and dispute resolution. One interviewee describes him as "concise, efficient, pragmatic and resourceful," and another source comments: "He has good administrative knowledge and he is a very good litigator."

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Band 2

Tonucci & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Artur Asllani regularly represents local and international clients primarily in the areas of project financing, M&A and tax.

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Band 2

CR PARTNERS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alban Çaushi of CR PARTNERS focuses on commercial advice in the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Clients describe him as "efficient, solution-oriented and always makes the best out of his time."

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Band 2

Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha

From the Chambers Europe guide

Co-department head Shpati Hoxha is held in high esteem in the market, where he is described as a "hard worker with excellent communication skills." He handles corporate, trade and competition law, as well as on IP and IT matters.

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Band 2

Tonucci & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Neritan Kallfa primarily advises on banking and finance law, including on investments and market regulation. He is also active in commercial litigation and is described by sources as "a very experienced lawyer who has been in the market for many years."

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Band 2

Anisa Rrumbullaku

CR PARTNERS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anisa Rrumbullaku of CR PARTNERS is best known for advising on M&A transactions, PPPs and energy projects. A client describes her as "a hard-working and committed lawyer who works tirelessly to meet deadlines. I would particularly highlight the quality of her work and her responsiveness."

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Band 2

Flonia Tashko-Boriçi

Tashko Pustina - attorneys

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Flonia Tashko-Boriçi is best known for advising on M&A projects and other corporate matters most notably in the energy, telecommunications and banking industries.

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Band 2

Boga & Associates

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alketa Uruçi is best known for work in finance as well as corporate matters, most notably in the energy and infrastructure sectors.

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Band 3

Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha

From the Chambers Europe guide

Andi Memi advises on commercial and corporate law, as well as banking, insurance and tax matters. He is particularly focused on the real estate sector, where he has been involved in a number of land acquisition, zoning and development and infrastructure deals.

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Band 3

Tashko Pustina - attorneys

From the Chambers Europe guide

Floran Pustina advises clients from the banking, construction and defence industries on M&A, procurement and restructuring.

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Band 3

AA+ Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ardjana Shehi of AA+ Partners is best known for her visibility in tax matters, as well as in corporate financing transactions. She receives praise from interviewees, who describe her as "a good lawyer who is well organised."

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Associates to watch

Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha

From the Chambers Europe guide

Selena Ymeri is primarily active in the banking industry, advising on financing and insurance matters. She also acts on employment law and commercial contracts.

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