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Sokol Nako

Leaders in Law endorses Sokol Nako as our exclusively recommended Corporate Tax Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Sokol, please use the contact information provided above.

Sokol Nako is the Managing Partner of the firm’s office in Albania. He specializes in corporate law, banking and finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax law, transport, energy and telecommunications. He regularly advises international clients on various projects in Albania, particularly in the areas of infrastructure, energy and telecommunications.

In addition to his practice, Sokol assists in drafting new pieces of legislation, especially in the areas of corporate, finance and tax law. Prior to joining the firm, he served as Minister of Justice, Minister of Transportation, and Minister for European Integration in the Albanian government. He also gained valuable experience working as the Tax and Legal Director with Deloitte Albania.

Practice Areas

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Delaware, US, (LL.M. with honours), 1999
  • Komenski University, Slovak Republic, 1997
  • University of Tirana, 1991

Languages

Albanian, Croatian, Czech, English, Italian, Serbian and Slovak.

Firm Description:

We have built our reputation on unrivalled local knowledge which is supported by strong international capabilities.

With over 360 lawyers in 13 countries, over 80% of the firm’s work involves cross-border representation of international clients.

We have concentrated our energies on a unique part of the world: the complex, fast-developing markets of the CEE/SEE region. Through our international network of offices, we work closely with our clients to develop innovate solutions that integrate legal, financial, and business know-how.

At Wolf Theiss, we measure our success by the success of our clients. We align our goals with yours to ensure that your needs are being met in even the most complex of cross-border matters. This means that we know how to listen to you and help you use the assets you already have while finding opportunities.

And CEE/SEE is brimming with opportunities. We were one of the first firms to recognise this and for decades have been building our regional network with an eye to growing businesses everywhere from Albania to Poland. And we’ve learned that you can only be successful here by anticipating changes before they happen. We have contributed to how laws and regulations are written, vital knowledge that we pass on to you as you navigate this shifting legal and regulatory environment.

 

Gjergji Gjika

Leaders in Law endorses Gjergji Gjika as our exclusively recommended Contract Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Gjergji, please use the contact information provided above.

Gjergji Gjika graduated from the Law School of the University of Tirana in 2004. Following graduation he joined in 2004 as an associate a well known Albanian law firm. Mr. Gjika became a member of the Albanian Bar Association in 2006. In 2010 he became an authorized trademark agent as well as an authorized representative of the European Patent Office.

His experience includes assistance and consultation of different businesses operating in Albania, whether local or foreign, as well as multinational companies.

He has several years of experience in;

  • Commercial law
  • IP law
  • Corporate law
  • Public law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Taxation
  • Competition law
  • Commercial law, etc.

Firm Description

Gjika & Associates is a dynamic business oriented law firm established in 2013 as a fruitful joining of highly skilled attorneys with extensive experience in the national and international arena.

Our attorneys possess the right combination of skills, experience and international understanding to help clients achieve their business goals. We identify and manage key commercial and legal risks. Cutting through the law and solving the business and legal issues sympathetically. The firm possesses a complete understanding of the subtle differences and local approaches, laws and customs, and may thus facilitate with an integrated approach the transaction management obstacles faced by our clients.

We advise on all aspects of domestic and cross-border transactional and general corporate issues, including acquisitions and disposals, corporate governance, mergers and re-organizations, equity capital markets, joint ventures, public and private mergers, and strategic alliances, litigation before arbitration panels, courts of all instances, as well as before the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Our aim is to satisfy our clients through a deep understanding of their needs, their businesses, and their industries, and by providing excellent, responsive, and innovative service. Our attorneys are focused on solution to our clients combining our professional excellence in our work with a business-oriented approach.

We put intense effort into our work and actively look for ways to deliver the best results for our clients and so for our firm. We act as an integrated team, working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and collegiality.

Klajd Karameta LLM

Leaders in Law endorses Klajd Karameta as our exclusively recommended Foreign Investment Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Klajd, please use the contact information provided above.

Klajd Karameta is one of the managing partners of Inter Legal Albania. Klajd has worked as legal expert for the German government (GIZ – Open Regional Fund LR) in the domain of the Legal Reform in Albania, mainly focused in the economic legislation. He was coordinator of the reform of the private enforcement system in Albania, in collaboration with the Albanian Ministry of Justice. He is specialized in company law, foreign investments, contractual law etc.

Klajd has studied law in the University of Hamburg, Germany and has concluded the master studies in the domain of the European Law at Europa Kolleg, Germany. He is a member of the Albanian Bar Association since 2008. He has been adviser for many foreign investors that have discovered Albania as a country of various opportunities, especially for delocalisation. And for its many advantages such as cheap labor, low taxes and a friendly economic legislation toward foreign investors.

Languages

English and German and has good knowledge of French and Italian.

Firm Description

Here we represent the services provided by our law firm. Mainly focused – but not only – in the field of civil and commercial law. The firm consists of a staff of dedicated lawyers. Lawyers who protect the rights and interests of their clients with professionalism and integrity. Thanks to the commitment and serious work of its founders. Our law firm has become the benchmark for many commercial companies with foreign capital.

“Inter Legal Albania” is one of the few law firms in Albania, which provides consultancy in German, Italian, English and of course, Albanian language. The associated lawyers have studied and worked in different countries of the European Union and have good knowledge of the law of those countries. Along with our philosophy of work they represent one of the most valuable assets of the firm. We represent clients – international trade companies, foreign investors – even through partner law firms in different countries. The Law firm owes the achieved success to its professionalism and understanding and to the trust given by the clients, who represent our best marketing.

 

Armando Bode

Leaders in Law endorses Armando Bode as our exclusively recommended Public Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Armando please use the contact information provided above.

Armando Bode is an Associate at Boga & Associates, which he joined in 2015.  He assists foreign investors (including Fortune 500 companies) on various business law aspects, including corporate, compliance and regulatory implications.  Armando is also a licensed Trademark Attorney and regularly advises clients operating in technology, fashion and food industries in IP, IT and data protection law assignments.

In addition to his client-related work, Armando is continuously publishing for various law journals and magazines within his areas of expertise and also assists different business associations with pro bono advice.

Education

  • Master of Laws in International Commercial Law, University of Westminster, London (2020)
  • Master of Science in Public Law, University of Tirana (2016)
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Tirana (2014)

Work Experience

  • Boga and Associates (2015-present)
  • E.L.S.A Albania (2015)
  • Tirana Legal Aid Society (2014)
  • Notary Public Office (2013)

Languages
Albanian, English, Italian

Firm Description:

Boga & Associates, established in 1994, has emerged as one of the premiere law firms in Albania, earning a reputation for providing the highest quality legal services to its clients.  The practice maintains its commitment to quality through the skills and determination of a team of attorneys and other professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. The extensive foreign language capabilities of the team help to ensure that its international clientele have easy access to the expanding Albanian business environment.

Boga & Associates represents a broad spectrum of high-profile clients, including;

  • Financial institutions
  • Airlines
  • Industrial complexes
  • Mining and petroleum concerns
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Embassies
  • Public utilities
  • Commercial companies
  • International
  • Governmental agencies.

The firm has also an outstanding litigation practice, representing clients on all levels of Albanian courts. This same know-how and experience has been drawn upon by the Legislature in the drafting of new laws and regulations.

The firm offers to its clients all the legal, tax and accounting services required to conduct business in Albania. Over the years the firm has advised in the areas of privatization of national resources and enterprises, concessions, real estate transactions, setting up businesses, credit facilities and custom and tax issues, all with a keen sensitivity to the rapid changes in the Albanian business environment.

Boga & Associates serves as World Bank’s local partner on yearly publication of Doing Business that benchmarks Albanian’s business regulation. The firm is also an exclusive contributor for Albania to International Law Office, a global source of analysis and legal developments to lawyers worldwide, and a correspondent of International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) that operates on authoritative expertise on cross-border taxation.

 

Rezart Spahia

Leaders in Law endorses Rezart Spahia as our exclusively recommended M&A Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Rezart, please use the contact information provided above.
Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Antitrust
  • Banking and finance
  • Corporate governance
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Real estate
  • Securities and underwriting

A New York lawyer and member of the New York City Bar Association, after working for almost a decade with the best of corporate America while at the premier law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Rezart Spahia founded Frost & Fire Consulting to build the most trusted and respected legal and business services firm in Albania and the wider region, recognized by clients for delivering excellence, by competitors as the standard setter and by aspiring young professionals as the best place to develop their talents.

Educated and trained as a generalist, Mr. Spahia doesn’t hold himself to be an expert at any particular field other than asking the right questions, digging hard to find the answers, and providing the optimal legal solutions.  He has assisted Albanian and international clients with

  • Acquisitions, dispositions or investments
  • Underwriting securities
  • Strategic acquisitions and investments including real estate
  • Setting up credit facilities
  • Various cross-border transactions
  • Corporate governance best practices.

During his life Mr. Spahia has had various learning opportunities in business, law, and business law (as well as sports, music and archaeology), which shape his approach to offering all around practical advice to clients. Soon after entering client directory legal guides, Mr. Spahia was ranked as a Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer for Corporate, M&A and Project Finance.

Languages

Albanian, English, Italian

Education

  • Master of Laws, International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law (2001).
  • Juris Doctor Degree, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College (2000).
  • Postgraduate Studies, Texas A&M University, Underwater Archaeology (1997).
  • Bachelor of Arts, Faculty of History, University of Tirana (1991).

Firm Description

Frost & Fire Consulting is a favoured destination for corporate and banking clients seeking strong support on high-end cross-border investment projects. Recently it has been involved in several high-profile financings and development projects in the transport infrastructure, renewables and hospitality sectors.

Many of the lead individuals have backgrounds practising at major US and UK law firms, and this combination of international pedigree and local knowledge makes the firm a compelling choice for multinational companies. Founder and managing partner Rezart Spahia has an excellent track record in M&A and infrastructure projects.

The versatile Reshard Këlliçi is also noted for his strong background in energy and infrastructure work. The firm will miss former co-managing partner, Alfred Rushaj, who had to leave after becoming a member of parliament.

 

Shpati Hoxha

Leaders in Law endorses Shpati Hoxha as our exclusively recommended Employment Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Shpati, please use the contact information provided above.

Shpati Hoxha is a partner and one of the founders of HM&H. His practice focuses on corporate law, trade and competition matters, IP and IT law. Shpati advises investors on a wide range of business issues, including:

  • Governance
  • Market conduct
  • M&As
  • Project financing
  • Distribution and trade agreements
  • Technology transfer
  • Trademark enforcement
  • Data protection
  • Privacy
  • Security
  • Internet law

He has moreover a significant experience in energy projects  in the energy and natural resources sector and has assisted clients in a number of high value M&A, financing and PPP transactions.

Mr. Hoxha has been involved in the drafting of key business related Acts, such as:

  • the commercial registry law (effective from 2007)
  • the company law (effective from 2008)
  • the takeover law (effective from 2010)
  • the new cross-border merger law (effective from 2012).

Shpati received a J.D. equivalent in comparative commercial law from Turin University Law School. He is qualified for representation before all levels of the Albanian judiciary.

Qualifications

  • Albanian Bar – 2003
  • Albanian Trademark Attorney – 2005

Education

JD, Turin University Law School, Turin, Italy – 2002

​Languages

Albanian, English and Italian

Firm Description:

Who we are

Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha is an independent Albanian business law firm. Founded in 2003 by a group of accomplished, internationally-trained lawyers, the firm has since acquired an ever-increasing reputation for professionalism and diligence.

Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha are dedicated to providing legal services based on the highest ethical and professional standards, which the partners are convinced can only be achieved through a total commitment to meeting clients’ goals.

Each client is personally followed up by a responsible partner, irrespective of the area of law, who ensures that the required attention is given to all possible related risks.

We constantly assess the individual objectives of the client with the aim of providing rapid alternative solutions. We work collaboratively with each client to deliver the best service in the market.

The team is therefore committed to delivering its legal services in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Our Values

  • Client Focus – We see our relationship with the client as a symbiotic bond and focus our efforts on understanding and meeting their needs.
  • Teamwork – We create flexible, interdisciplinary teams of local and international experts to successfully match local advice with a client’s global requirements.
  • Trust – We earn our clients’ trust through our competence and our in-depth knowledge of their business and objectives.
  • Integrity – We give straightforward advice based solely on our professional convictions and personal desire to provide the best possible outcome for our clients.

Flonia Tashko-Boriçi

Leaders in Law endorses Flonia Tashko-Boriçi as our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Flonia, please use the contact information provided above.

Mrs Flonia Tashko-Boriçi establishing partner and founder of Zaka Kosta & Tashko, graduated from the University of Geneva, School of Law in 1996. She then earned a Master of Laws Degree in Commercial and Labor Law in 1999. Mrs Tashko is the co-author of Albania’s Commentary on the Labor Code and has been a Lecturer at the Albanian School of Magistrates.

She has been a Country Manager for the Corporate Governance Project of the International Finance Corporation / World Bank Group. Currently acting as the confident counsel of Swiss Embassy in Tirana. Specialized in M&A, Energy, Telecommunication, Mrs Tashko has lead a considerable number of key projects on behalf of the law firm. Mrs Tashko is a certified arbitrator of Albanian Mediation and Arbitration Centre, since 2007.

Firm Description

Tashko Pustina is an Albanian law firm and it is a continuation of the former Zaka Kosta & Tashko – Attorneys at Law (“ZKT”) established in 2002 as a limited partnership.

Currently Tashko Pustina operates in Tirana (Albania), and Prishtina (Kosovo) with a professional staff of 20 experienced lawyers.

The Partners and associates of Tashko Pustina represent clients in a broad range of practice disciplines and industries. Our client commitment is also our trademark. We were built to serve client in doing their business quickly, efficiently, and with solid local and international considerations.

Building strong and substantial relationships with our clients, remains our priority in doing business and providing advice.

 

Genc Boga

Leaders in Law endorses Genc Boga as our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Genc, please use the contact information provided above.

Genc Boga is the founder and Managing Partner of Boga & Associates, which operates in both jurisdictions of Albania and Kosovo. Mr. Boga’s fields of expertise include:

  • Business and company law
  • Concession law
  • Energy law
  • Corporate law
  • Banking and finance
  • Taxation
  • Litigation
  • Competition law
  • Real estate
  • Environment protection law etc.

Mr. Boga has solid expertise as advisor to banks, financial institutions and international investors operating in major projects in energy, infrastructure and real estate. Thanks to his experience, Boga & Associates is retained as legal advisor on regular basis by the most important financial institutions and foreign investors.

He regularly advises EBRD, IFC and World Bank in various investment projects in Albania and Kosovo.

Firm Description

Boga & Associates, established in 1994, has emerged as one of the premiere law firms in Albania. It has earnt a reputation for providing the highest quality legal services to its clients.  The practice maintains its commitment to quality through the skills and determination of a team of attorneys. Also other professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. The extensive foreign language capabilities of the team help to ensure that its international clientele have easy access to the expanding Albanian business environment.

Boga & Associates represents a broad spectrum of high-profile clients, including financial institutions, airlines, industrial complexes, mining and petroleum concerns, non-profit organizations, embassies, public utilities, commercial companies, international and governmental agencies.

The firm offers to its clients all the legal, tax and accounting services required to conduct business in Albania. Over the years the firm has advised in the areas of privatization of national resources and enterprises, concessions, real estate transactions, setting up businesses, credit facilities and custom and tax issues, all with a keen sensitivity to the rapid changes in the Albanian business environment.

Boga & Associates serves as World Bank’s local partner on yearly publication of Doing Business that benchmarks Albanian’s business regulation. The firm is also an exclusive contributor for Albania to International Law Office, a global source of analysis and legal developments to lawyers worldwide, and a correspondent of International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) that operates on authoritative expertise on cross-border taxation.

 

Sokol Elmazaj

Leaders in Law endorses Sokol Elmazaj as our exclusively recommended Real Estate Law expert in Albania. If you wish to get in touch with Sokol, please use the contact information provided above.

Sokol Elmazaj joined Boga & Associates in 1996.  He is a Partner of the firm and the Country Manager for Kosovo.

Sokol has more than 20 years of experience in commercial transactions, litigation and arbitration, across a variety of areas of law in Albania and Kosovo.

He is listed as an arbiter in the roster of the ADR Centre of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo and the appointed Chairman of the Steering Council of ADR of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo.

Further, Sokol has extensive expertise in corporate, mergers and acquisitions, project financing, privatisation, real estate projects, energy, telecommunication and dispute resolution.

Sokol is fluent in English and Italian.

Firm Description

Boga & Associates established in 1993, has emerged as one of the premier law firms in Albania, earning a reputation for providing the highest quality of legal, tax and accounting services to its clients. Boga & Associates also operates in Kosovo (Pristina) offering full range of services. From 2000 until May 2007, the firm was a member firm of KPMG International and the Senior Partner/Managing Partner, Mr. Genc Boga was also Managing Partner of KPMG Albania.

Our firm’s particularity is linked to the multidisciplinary services it provides to its clients. Apart of the wide consolidated legal practice, the firm offers also a significant expertise in tax and accounting services with a keen sensitivity to the rapid changes in the Albanian and Kosovo business environment.

The firm maintains its commitment to quality through the skills and determination of a team of attorneys and other professionals with a wide range of skills and experience.

With its diverse capabilities and experience, the firm acts for leading businesses in most major industries, including banks and financial institutions, as well as companies working in insurance, construction, energy and utilities, entertainment and media, mining, oil and gas, professional services, real estate, technology, telecommunications, tourism, transport, infrastructure and consumer goods sectors. The firm also enjoys an outstanding litigation practice, representing clients before all levels of the Albanian judicial system.

The firm offers its clients every legal, tax and accounting service they may need to do business in Albania and Kosovo. Over the years, the firm has advised on privatization transactions, concessions, real estate transactions, setting up businesses, credit facilities and customs and tax issues, all with a keen sensitivity to developments in the Albanian and Kosovan business environment.