Name: Shirli Gorenca
Country: Albania
Expertise: Immigration Law

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Professional Biography:

Shirli Gorenca is our exclusively recommended Immigration Law expert in Albania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Shirli directly using the contact details listed above.

Shirli heads the employment and immigration practice. She joined the firm in 2007 to become a partner in 2017. Shirli assists some international clients like Shell, Zara, Ericsson, Dompé, Microsoft, Inditex, Mediterranean Shipping Company, etc. and advises global HR and law firms like Baker & McKenzie, Fragomen, Ius Laboris, Newland Chase, on Albanian employment and immigration legal and practical matters.

Shirli is graduated from the Law Faculty and has further completed a post graduate degree (Masters Degree) in Public Administration at the University of Tirana. Shirli is a Member of National Reconciliation Office, representing some prominent employers’ organizations on collective labour disputes matters and she was admitted to Tirana Bar Association in 2012.

Firm Overview:

Founded by Perparim Kalo in 1994, KALO & ASSOCIATES has been in the forefront of legal services in Albania and Kosovo in representing prominent business organisations and IFIs, including many Fortune 500.

The Firm enjoys international reputation and is “best friend” to many international law firms and IFI-s, development agencies and embassies.

The firm has significant contribution in drafting modern commercial legislation such as banking, commercial arbitration, concessions, renewable energy, gambling, insolvency, secured transactions, financial leasing, insurance, corporate and municipal bonds, pension funds and the collective investment funds law.

It is a founding member of the South East Legal Group, the largest legal services provider in the Balkans, established in 2003.

The firm has contributed in modernising the practice in Albania, by adopting the structured practice areas, professional liability insurance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Pro Bono services, anti-corrupt’ practices, art support, etc. which together give a law firm an undisputed reputation.

The firm earned reputation is related with the reputation of its founder, Perparim Kalo, who was representative of IBA for Albania since 1992 and invited as speaker to many international business and legal forums in 4 continents.

In 2006 Mr. Kalo was voted by the Parliament as one of 5 members of the Albanian Securities Commission. In 2007, the Albanian Bar Association conferred upon Mr. Kalo the award “For special contribution in the development and improvement of commercial practice in Albania”. For many years has been an active director of boards of major business organisations, including Vice-President of the Foreign Investors Association of Albania and finally, by the Decree of the Queen Margrethe II as of 19 September 2017 Mr. Kalo is appointed Honorary Consul for Denmark to the Republic of Albania.