Genc Boga

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.

Mr. Boga is continuously ranked as leading lawyer in Albania by Chambers and Partners and IFLR 1000.

Boga & Associates:

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 and 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.

 

Gjergji Gjika

Drakopoulos Law Firm has been providing consulting and legal services to businesses since 1992. The Firm possesses all necessary resources and know-how to cover a wide range of services and handle substantial transactions; the Firm’s highly skilled lawyers provide their professional experience and legal expertise, serving the interests of both domestic and international clientele.

Drakopoulos Law Firm’s lawyers respond efficiently to complex legal problems with flexible commercial solutions, helping clients to achieve their business objectives. Amongst the Firm’s clients are major national and international businesses, including multinational companies, and companies listed on major stock exchange markets, active in the areas of Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Health and Medical, Real Estate & Construction, Tourism, Energy and Environment, Information Technology, Telecommunications, Publishing, Media & Advertising, Sports, Entertainment, Capital Markets, Consulting, Logistics, Automotive, Defence, Manufacturing, Local Authorities, Foundations and NGOs.

The Firm provides turnkey solutions to businesses from incorporation to liquidation, always keeping in mind that what clients need is not lawyers who know the law and tell them what they cannot do, but rather lawyers who know the law, understand their business vision and assist them materialize their objectives in a secure, effective and sustainable way.

Drakopoulos Law Firm is involved in all aspects of corporate life, by offering advice in the fields of Corporate, Commercial, Tax, Labour, EU and Competition, Industrial and Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, International Contracts and Transactions, Public Procurement and PPPs and related Litigation before Arbitration panels, Courts of all instances, as well as and before the European Courts in Luxembourg and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Drakopoulos Law Firm is currently offering legal services in 11 countries throughout Southeast Europe, out of three main offices in Athens, Bucharest and Tirana.

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, and in 2010 he became an authorized trademark agent as well as an authorized representative of the European Patent Office. In 2008, Mr. Gjika joined Drakopoulos Law Firm as an associate and in 2010 he became a partner. 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.

 

Sokol Elmazaj

Boga & Associates

Multidisciplinary practice Boga & Associates provides full-service legal advice in addition to tax and accounting support, attracting a large roster of domestic and international clients including global companies. The team advised Hewlett-Packard on business restructuring in the region and gave intellectual property advice variously to Chevrolet Central and Eastern Europe, Hugo Boss and Mango. Recent litigation work included a Supreme Court representation on behalf of ProCredit Bank. Senior partner Genc Boga is well known; the team also includes Alketa Uruçi, Renata Leka and Gerhard Velaj.

We are “the elite law firm in Albania.” Clients praise us for our expertise and describe us as “accessible, responsive and wise” (IFLR 1000-the Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firm, 2012).

Boga & Associates, established in 1994, 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. We also operate in Kosovo (Pristina), offering a full range of services.

Clients benefit from our:

• Expertise in handling high-profile and sensitive matters;

• In-depth and wide-reaching sector focus and expertise;

• Years of advisory experience; and

• Practical and commercial knowledge.

We are proud that our extensive experience has been recognized by external industry bodies and invite you to find out how the services we offer represent much more than mere advice.

 Real Estate Law Practice:

The Real Estate Team delivers services to a wide range of domestic and international clients – including property owners, investors, developers, lenders, insurance companies, governmental and non-governmental agencies and public authorities – across a variety of matters, including infrastructure projects, industrial properties and expropriation.

Team members have experience in construction and permanent lending transactions, commercial real estate development, ownership and management arrangements for real estate property and insurance claims including building, contents and business interruption claims.

Sokol Nako

Practice Areas

Corporate Law; M&A; Tax Law; Transport and Energy; Telecommunications; Banking and Finance. Advised on almost all major transactions in Albania during the past 10 years. Frequently advises the Albanian Government on adopting new legislation in line with European standards mainly in the areas of banking, finance and tax law.

Professional Memberships

Tirana Bar

Career

Partner, Wolf Theiss since 2007; admitted in Albania, since 2001.

Personal

Widener University, School of Law, Delaware, USA (LL.M. Corporate Law and Finance, 1999 with honours); Komenski University, Law Faculty, Bratislava, Slovak Republic (1997); University of Tirana, Jurisprudence Faculty, Albania (1989).