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.

Sokol Nako

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.  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:

– Corporate / M&A
– Projects
– Real Estate & Construction

Education:

– Widener University, School of Law, Delaware, U.S.A. (LL.M. with distinction), 1999
– Komenski University, Law Faculty, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 1997
– University of Tirana, Jurisprudence Faculty, Albania, 1989

Languages:

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

Law Firm:

Wolf Theiss is one of the leading law firms in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe (CEE/SEE). We have built our reputation on a combination of unrivalled local knowledge and strong international capability. We opened our first office in Vienna 60 years ago. Our team now brings together over 340 lawyers from a diverse range of backgrounds, working in offices in 13 countries throughout the CEE/SEE region.

Over 80% of our work involves cross-border representation of international clients. Our full range of services covers: Banking & Finance; Business Crime; Capital Markets; Competition & Antitrust; Compliance; Corporate/ Mergers & Acquisitions; Dispute Resolution; Employment Law; Energy & Renewables; Infrastructure; Intellectual Property & Information Technology; International Arbitration; Investment Funds; Life Science; Real Estate & Construction; Regulatory & Procurement; Retail and Tax.

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 help them solve problems and create opportunities.

Alban Çaushi

Alban Çaushi, has more than 21 years of professional experience as an attorney at law both in Albania and Kosovo, in private commercial practice, focusing his expertise on energy, infrastructure, real estate, dispute resolution, employment and telecommunications.

His former experience includes being a senior partner of a leading Albanian law firm where he led the energy, infrastructure and litigation department during the last 15 years. As partner in charge of dispute resolution he has represented prominent domestic and international companies in civil and administrative actions before the local courts and in numerous local and international arbitrations.

Alban has been involved in many of the concession projects undertaken in Albania for the development of motorways, airports, HPPS etc., advising concessionaires, lending banks and contracting authorities. His experience in privatizations includes an impressive track record of involvement in the major, ground breaking transactions to have taken place in Albania.

Alban teaches employment law to students of the Albanian Bar Association training lawyers academy.

He is ranked with Chambers & Partners Global and Europe as a leading litigation, real estate, projects and corporate lawyer for several years. He is also ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000.

Education:

• LL.B from University of Tirana, Faculty of Law
• LL.M. from Suffolk University

Membership:

Member of the Steering Board of the National Bar Association and Tirana Bar Association.

Recognition:

Alban Çaushi of CR PARTNERS draws wide-ranging praise from market commentators for his corporate prowess: “You can always rely on him to come up with useful solutions to unprecedented challenges.” ~ Chambers Europe 2016

Clients praise Alban Caushi of CR PARTNERS for his work on commercial disputes, often with cross-border elements. They deem him “a great support”, and note his “extensive knowledge of procedural law.” ~ Chambers Global 2017

Law Firm:

We are an independent law firm in Albania that draws on the extensive experience and professionalism of its lawyers who are leading professionals in their areas of expertise and have been assisting clients on Albanian law matters for many years.

Before CR Partners, the founders of the firm were partners with one of the leading law firms in Albania where they supervised for many years the litigation, M&A, competition and infrastructure legal works and successfully concluded many projects for their clients.

The firm is full-service and advises clients on all areas of civil and commercial law.

With significant industry expertise, we strive to provide our clients with practical business driven advice that is clear and straight to the point, constantly up to date not only with the frequent legislative changes in Albania but also the developments of international legal practice and domestic case law.

Our ambition is to create long term relationship with our clients and partners as we have the confidence that a trusted cooperation is the key to success in our industry.

Ilirjan Celibashi

Mr. Ilirjan Celibashi graduated as a lawyer from the University of Tirana, in 1992. In July of 1992, he started his career as a judge with the District Court of Fier and in December of the same year, he was promoted Chair of the District Court of Mallakaster, a position which he held until January 1998. In January 1998, he was appointed Judge with the Court of Appeal, Durres. In October of this year, he was appointed deputy minister of Public Order. He held this position until December of the same year, when he was released from duty. In February of 1999, he was again appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal of Durres. He served in this position until 2001. In February 2001, following a nomination of the National Judicial Conference, the High Council of Justice elected Mr. Celibashi member of the Central Election Commission (CEC). By the same time, he was elected Chair of the CEC, a position he held until April 2006, when his mandate was terminated. Under the leadership of Mr. Celibashi, the CEC prepared and administered elections to the National Assembly of 2001 and 2005, and local government elections of 2003. The election of 2005, marked for the first time since 1992, a peaceful, constitutional and legal rotation of power.

Following that, in May 2006, he was the co-founder of the “CC Law Office” a legal consulting firm which he directed until January 2013. In the elections for the National Assembly of June 23, 2013 Ilirjan Celibashi was elected to the National Assembly. In September of the same year, he was appointed Minister for Relations with the Parliament, in the government of the Prime Minister, Edi Rama.

Since November 2014 he is working for his legal office “CC Law Office”.

He speaks Albanian (native), English and Italian.

Law Firm:

CC LAW is a Tirana law firm that offers legal services which aim to fit the best our client’s interests in relation to efficiency, time, quality and price in one of the following Albanian law practice areas: CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL (Incorporation of a Business/ Acquisitions and Mergers/ Business Financing/ Taxation/ Customs/ Commercial/ Contracts/ Corporate Reorganization/ Purchase and Sale of a Business/ Licensing).

CC LAW OFFICE is highly specialized in all aspects of establishing and running business through all forms of partnerships in Albania (general partnership/ limited partnership/ limited liability companies/ anonymous companies). We help both national and international investors to establish and better run their business, providing swift and reliable legal services improving the quality of their business and their competitiveness in the market.

Among other legal services in Albania, we mainly provide:

– Legal consultancy in the establishment process of new companies. Drafting of the necessary legal documentation and representation in the application process with the National Registration Centre and other competent state authorities;
– Legal consultancy over several administrative, civil and/or commercial litigation, and if the case might be, legal representation before the Courts of any level in the Republic of Albania;
– Legal consultancy and assistance to Clients, by representing and protecting their interests in various processes and application procedures before any public administration authority, for the obtainment of permits, licenses or administrative authorizations;
– Legal consultancy, revision and drafting of private contract/agreements;

Our Law Firm consists of a capable and qualified staff, specialized in giving the right and proper advice over a wide area of legal issues, including: telecommunications, mining industry, energy, construction, immovable properties and intellectual property.

The ‘motto’ of CC Law Office SHPK is the close collaboration with Clients in order to understand their needs and interests, so we can provide them the right solution in the fastest way possible and with the lowest costs.