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. Boga & Associates reflects the best international standards of dealing with taxes and accounting also based on the ten years experience with KPMG, as being a member firm till 1st of May 2007. 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 acts 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. From September 2008 Boga & Associates is a member of World Services Group one of the biggest global associations of top providers of professional business services. Boga & Associates is also a member of the European Association of Attorneys (AEA).

In 2007 and 2008, Chambers and Partners an international legal market ranking company awarded Boga & Associates as the best law firm in Albania on Business Law, Dispute Resolution and Real Estate and as one of the best on Intellectual Property. Boga & Associates also ranked first among Albanian law firms on financial and corporate law, according to International Financial Law Review ranking (IFLR 1000 Edition 2008).

Besides its commitment to clients’ needs, Boga & Associates is also devoted to charitable activities and has provided pro bono legal services to the Albanian Children’s Foundation, Youth Albanian Parcel Services, American Chamber of Commerce, and the National Olympic Committee, to name but a few.

Business Law Our professionals in the Business Law Team provide a comprehensive range of legal services to domestic and international companies on a wide variety of matters including venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and transformation of companies as well as drafting of commercial agreements, terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services, joint ventures, agency, distribution and cooperation agreements. The Team also advises extensively both domestic and international enterprises on corporate structure and regulation, including company incorporation, shareholders agreements, minority shareholders’ rights, directors’ duties and liabilities, restructuring of financially distressed companies.

Banking and Financial Law The firm’s ongoing activity in the field includes legal advice to lenders and borrowers on a full scale of financing matters, such as syndicated loans, project and asset finance, and new financing products like leasing and factoring. The Team also counsels banks, financial institutions and investment companies in connection with their activities. The firm’s clients are mainly banks, multinational organizations, international corporations and financial institutions.

Competition Law The Competition Law Team offers comprehensive advice on all issues of competition law relating to mergers and acquisition, concerted practices, joint ventures and dominant undertakings. The Team also represents clients before the competent Albanian authorities. The Competition Law Team advises various international and local clients on antitrust and anti-dumping issues, assisting them to comply with the respective legal and regulatory framework. Furthermore, the Team provides advice to international institutions, Government and legislative bodies on drafting legislation, as well as recommendations regarding amendment to the existing law.

Construction Law The Attorneys in the Construction Law Team bring in all their experience and skills to assist clients with comprehensive legal advice during all the stages of planning, contract negotiation, design construction, and, if necessary, arbitration or litigation. Their clients are mostly construction firms, as well as public authorities, subcontractors, major equipment suppliers, and the construction materials industry.

Employment Law The Employment Law Team advises on all areas of employment law, including hiring and dismissal of employees, severance payments, employment contracts, court claims for unfair dismissal, confidentiality agreements, employee and union consultation, negotiations, collective dismissals and shareholders disputes in closely held corporations. The Team also deals with social and health insurance matters related to employment.

Telecommunication Law Our expertise in telecommunications is focused predominantly on new entrant operators, acting for mobile and fixed operators (including rural operators and internet services providers), infrastructure builders and resellers. We have unparalleled experience in managing telecommunications projects, including licensing and regulatory issues, network build, diverse contractual matters, protection of intellectual property rights, investments, mergers and acquisitions, financing and litigation.

Entertainment Law The Entertainment Law Team assists and advises clients in the start-up and development of entertainment related ventures, as well as in negotiating contractual and financial agreements.

Environmental and Land Use Law The Environmental and Land Use Law Team services businesses, financial institutions, property owners and developers, construction contractors, engineers, and public authorities. More specifically, it provides advice on projects in light of the Albanian and European environmental legislation, including permit issues. The Team assists mostly industries, manufacturers, landowners and real estate developers in achieving environmental compliance. It also undertakes negotiations with public authorities, deals with issues of allocation of liability in cases of environmental legislation breaches, and finally, it effectively handles relevant disputes with public authorities or other involved parties.

Energy, Power and Utilities Our team regularly assists national and international companies involved in the energy market, power and utilities sector whether as suppliers, purchasers, traders, lenders or owners of transmission and distribution networks. Our clients include oil and gas, utility companies, gas and electricity transmission and distribution companies, power generators and suppliers, water companies, contractors and major energy consumers. Our work in the sector involves advising on the legal aspects of the complete supply chain (upstream and downstream) of crude and refined products, gas, power generation, gas and power transmission and distribution, and water treatment and distribution. Members of our team also have backgrounds in regulatory, contractual and transactional disciplines, procurement, competition, trade, engineering and construction projects, project finance, trade finance and securitization, property and planning and dispute resolution.

Intellectual Property Law The legal services offered by the Intellectual Property Law Team cover a wide range of activities in the areas of brand and trademark, copyright and database, domain names, patent, unfair competition and intellectual property transactions including all related litigation and opposition of trademark registration, licensing and counseling in brand and secret protection, customs and unfair imports issues and privacy and publicity.

practice areas

Alternative Dispute ResolutionBanking LawCommercial LawCommunications and MediaConstruction LawEnergyEntertainment LawEnvironmental LawFinanceIntellectual PropertyLitigationReal EstateUnfair Competition

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