Dori Kimova

Dori Kimova has graduated from the University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, Faculty of Law in 1985 attaining her LL.B degree. After passing her bar exam in 1994 she was admitted as a member of the Macedonia Bar Chamber the same year. Before establishing her own legal practice in January, 1995, she used to work as a legal adviser with “Kim Consulting” Ltd Skopje, a leading consulting company involved in the major privatization and corporate restructuring cases in the Republic of Macedonia.

Her vision, leadership and determination led her law firm being widely accepted as one of the Macedonian leading law firms in the field of business law. Her focus on providing high level services to clients was highly sought after.

Dori has over 29 years of experience in corporate and commercial area of practice.

She advises many Macedonian, foreign and international clients, providing legal assistance in various matters arising from their everyday business activities, with a focus to the implementation of corporate governance as per Macedonian Law on Trade Companies, drafting shareholders agreement, providing legal assistance in resolving the disputes among shareholders, and shareholder/s and company. Also, carrying out due diligence reviews in the context of all types of transactions, including initial public offering, mergers and acquisitions.

She also works regularly with clients to develop strategies to avoid or limit the scope of litigation.

Dori’s practice and expertise complements drafting of all kinds of commercial agreements, its negotiations and documentation in compliance with the regulatory requirements of the industry involved.

Employment law matters are also part of her area of practice. She has remarkable score of zero cases of when assisting her clients in procedure for termination of the employment on the side of employer, employees haven’t even started court procedure for annulment, which is regular continuation of terminating employment in practice.

Dori’s expertise also involves intellectual property protection. She holds a license for industrial property protection before the State Office of Industrial Property and Courts.

The most important in this area of her expertise is the fact that she is one of the initiators for bringing into life the entity for collective management of the phonogram producers’ and performers’ rights in Republic of Macedonia, providing continuous legal support thereon. Working together with few well known music rights holders she has significantly contributed to the process of establishing and implementing collective management of the rights of music producers and performers in Republic of Macedonia which has gain her international professional reputation in the field.

The wide recognition as a high quality professional in a field of business law has been confirmed by Dori’s continuous appointment as a member of supervisory boards of trade companies, and the managing boards of many professional associations and chambers of commerce in RM.

Languages: Macedonian, English, Serbian and Croatian.

Firm Overview:

KIMOVA LAW OFFICE was founded in 1995 as a single lawyer practice of Attorney Dori Kimova, which has through the years of development transformed into a partnership.

The continuous work followed by perpetual endeavours of professional improvement and growth have enabled us to become one of the leading Macedonian law firms in the business law area. Our committed and professional team of partners and associates, supported by dedicated administrative staff, have provided us with an aptitude of professional responsiveness to our clients’ needs and acted as a gateway to a regular engagement in significant projects.

During all these years, we have closely monitored the development of the Macedonian market, focusing on high quality representation of our clients’ interests, acquiring the reputation of a law firm that offers thorough, thoughtful and responsible legal service. We proudly emphasize our ability to understand clients’ specific needs and requests as well as our preparedness to lend ourselves to their business objectives and strategize to achieve them.

Ana Stojanovska

ODI is one of the leading independent corporate law firms in South East Europe which has participated in the biggest and most complicated transactions in the Adria region. Due to our four offices and two desks we have permanent presence in the Slovenian, Serbian, Croatian and Macedonian, Bosnian and Montenegrin market hence, we can ensure the best legal service in the region for all cross-border projects. Our growth in recent years has enabled us to build a practice that meets the key needs of our clients.

We are proud to cooperate with multinational corporations, regional and local clients, as well as leading international and financial institutions of public and private nature in all areas of our practice. We treat each of our clients individually and appreciate their unique importance to our law firm. We aim to achieve the best possible result for our clients and relying on rich knowledge and experience of our legal experts strive to shed light on each legal issue from all angles and assess all relevant risks.

Our Approach:

– Three main features distinguish us from other law firms: full focus on our clients, high level of expertise in all areas of our legal practice and a broad regional presence. We always put our clients’ needs first and make understanding, anticipating and fulfilling individual clients’ legal needs our top priority. This commitment, together with our in-depth knowledge and experience in different areas of our practice, enables us to provide a high-quality service. When transferring our knowledge and expertise into results, we strive to create lasting value for our clients. The following three values characterize our approach:
– Outstanding: We fulfill all expectations. We are guided by high ethical standards and especially the highest level of professionalism. We tailor our approach to our clients’ needs and always try to not only meet our clients’ wishes but to exceed them.
– Dynamic: We understand the needs of the economy and business challenges of our clients. Our focus and continuous ability to adapt to different situations ensure success and reliability of our services.
– Innovative: Our dedication and perseverance create added value for our clients and contribute to their success. Using unique solutions we can perform even the boldest plans and ensure a competitive advantage to our clients.

Reputation:

We have acted for clients in the largest and most complex transactions in the Adriatic region. Our proactive approach, high standards of work and professional integrity have helped us in obtaining a central role in all practice areas. Our reputation is confirmed by the international legal directories rankings.

Bars & Courts:

– Macedonia Bar

Education:

– LL.B., University Saint Cyril and Methodius – Faculty of Law, Skopje, Macedonia

Kristijan Polenak

KRISTIJAN POLENAK attorney at law. Graduated 1994 at the Law Faculty with the University St. Kiril and Metodiј in Skopje. Working in M&A, banking, securities regulation, corporate law and corporate governance. Managing Partner in the firm.

Memberships:

• Independent member of the Supervisory Board of Sparkasse Bank Macedonia AD Skopje, 2011-to date;
• President of the Board of Directors of the Macedonian Stock Exchange AD Skopje, 2007-2011;
• Member of the Managing Board of Pivara AD Skopje, 2008-2009;
• Management Board of the American Chamber of Commerce in Macedonia (founding member), since 2000 and President of the Board in 2006/2007;
• Non-executive member of the Management Board of the Insurance Company Eurolink AD Skopje, 2002-2005;
• Non-executive member of the Management Board of Eurostandard Bank AD Skopje, 2001-2004;
• Non-executive member of the Management Board of Brokerage House BRO-DEAL AD Skopje, 1999-2003;
• International Bar Association;
• Macedonian Bar Association, since 1996.

Firm Overview:

Republic of Macedonia has passed through a process of transition from contractual to market economy, changing its political organization, increasing its international presence. These changes have also affected the scope of interest of the international business community and international investors. The prospectus of the country on the international market was changed.

In today’s Republic of Macedonia you need a law firm that provides prompt, well-reasoned, and sound legal advice so you can make the right decisions to buy or invest and take appropriate actions.

When you cooperate with the attorneys at Polenak Law Firm you receive full-service law firm recognized in its jurisdiction in many practice areas.

Our dedication to maintaining and growing a wide range of practice areas, all within the firm, enables us to offer the legal assistance needed to address client’s needs.

It is a privilege to continue the tradition of rendering legal services, established by our founders since 1946, when the first law office with the name of Polenak was founded. We have constantly, ever since, maintained a high level of quality legal service.

Today, we are one of the leading law firms in the Republic of Macedonia in many practice areas. Polenak Law Firm’s practice comprises major mergers and acquisitions involving international investors, preparation of legal due diligence reports, creation of banks, establishing insurance and leasing companies, trade and production companies, hospitals and medical care institutions, commercial, civil and criminal litigations, financial transactions, loans and enforcements, employment issues, preparation and review of contracts, real estate transactions, share transfers, protection of consumers; competition issues, telecommunications.

Professional personnel are a condition for prompt and sound service. In Polenak Law Firm we believe that our ability to meet the needs of our clients is fully supported by our non-legal staff. We also believe that there should be no language barrier for our clients. Therefore translators in all world languages are always available for sound translation from languages not spoken by our attorneys.