LPA Legal is a Leading Albanian law firm, situated in the capital Tirana. Today, the firm is considered to be the leading law firm in the field of business law and energy & natural resources law. Our team of 19 experienced lawyers provides a highly qualified service to our international and local clients. Some of our International and national Clients include: Emaar -Dubai ,BALOISE ASSURANCES Luxembourg S.A, Viva Helicopters Albania, VETAIR, AERO C. SKOPJE, MOBILIERE SUISSE SOCIETE D'assurances SA, THOMSON REUTERS, HILONG OIL and ENGINEERING SERVICES, E.ON, LUXOTTICA Group, FERRERO Group, DEEZER, HITACHI MAXELL Ltd, FIBA Bank - Turkey, TÜRK EXIMBANK, ZTE – China, AGSM HOLDING, ECO TIRANA, JAPAN TOBACCO International, LR Health and Beauty Systems – Germany, PORSCHE LEASING, Austria European Broadcasting Union – EBU, E! Entertainment ect.

LPA Law Firm Albania has been allying with various law firm groups and other professional organizations. We cooperate as local firm with international firms such as: Baker & McKenzie, HOGAN LOVELLS, ALLEN & OVERY, Clifford Chance, Ernst & Young, Clyde & Co., Freshfield Bruckhaus, Straetus Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG - Germany, ÖZGÜN LAW FIRM – Turkey, Bluestone Law International – USA, Attali & Associés – France.

LPA cooperates with a number of international Organizations, Embassies, foreign and development Agencies such as: Embassy of Sweden, Embassy of the Czech Republic, Turkish Embassy, Spanish Embassy, WORLD BANK, WORLD JUSTICE PROJECT, AMERICAN Chamber, CCI France Albanie, Camera di Commercio Italo-Albanese A.C.I.A, FIAA, AIDA - Albanian Investment Development Agency, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Tourism and Environment, Ministry of Entrepreneurship.

Founded in 2011

19 people in their team


Practice areas
Business
Immigration
Bankruptcy & Debt
Real Estate
Media, Technology and Telecoms
Intellectual Property
Employment & Labor
Insurance

Languages spoken
Albanian
English
Italian
French

Social media

Practice areas

Business

Administrative
Admiralty & Maritime
Agriculture
Aviation
Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Communications & Media Law
Contract
Due Diligence
Employer
Environment
Franchising
Investment
Licensing
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Office Solutions
Oil, Gas & Energy
Tax
Venture Capital

The practice of corporate law involves general corporate matters, such as the incorporation of companies, directors’ and shareholders’ rights, articles of association, board meetings, secretarial matters and the public listing or delisting of companies.
We advise clients on all aspects of company law, the Listing Rules, the Disclosure and Transparency Rules and the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers. With our specialist knowledge and experience, we are able to provide in-depth insight into corporate compliance strategies that benefit our clients’ businesses and minimize risk. We provide corporate advice to unincorporated associations, partnerships and industrial and provident societies.
Our corporate team involves lawyers from other specialist teams within the firm as required including employment, corporate tax, real estate, pensions, commercial, intellectual property and banking, to ensure a coordinated approach. Our sector specific advice will also help to enhance the work we do for clients in relation to any reorganization.

Facilities provided by LPA staff to open a company in Albania

  • Company formation  in Albania
  • Bank accounts  in Albania
  • Office accommodation in Albania
  • Accountancy Services in Albania
  • Consultancy tax, employment and financial related matters
  • Open an LLC in Albania

 

Immigration

Asylum
Business Visa
Citizenship
Dependent Visa
Permanent Residency
Retirement Visa
Work Permit

The LPA team will assist with the preparation of all temporary visa petitions and applications for permanent residence, immigration policy guidance support. Expat Work Permit and Residence Permit Issues in Albania

  • Citizenship and naturalization in Albania
  • Corporate law issues
  • Employer sanctions and anti-discrimination provisions
  • Export control/deemed exports
  • Foreign visa issues for entering in Albania
  • Immigrant visas/permanent residence in Albania
  • Labor and employment issues  in Albania
  • Legislation and policy initiatives
  • Nonimmigrant visas/temporary residence
  • Pro Bono commitment
  • Tax-related implications

Our LPA team will provide you with guidance and assistance on all legal issues arising from the hiring of employees including:

  • Arranging tax and social security issues in Albania;
  • Employment agreements in Albania and specific terms of employment;
  • Standard or tailor-made work rules, policy documents or employee handbooks;
  • Recruitment and selection issues;
  • Compensation & Benefits
  • Dismissal-related Issues

 

LPA team can assist you with country specific and sector specific regulations and policies. We can provide standard or tailor-made policy documents for employers including work rules, employee handbooks, privacy policies, e-mail and Internet policies, car policies and disciplinary procedures. Our experience in dealing with all relevant stakeholders will help you to realize your commercial objectives through practical legal support rather than providing isolated answers to specific legal questions.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Bankruptcy
Debt & Collection
Credit Repair
Creditor

We always maintain contact with your customers in a positive way. We are in discussions with them even when payment agreements, pre and post litigation collection cases are concerned. Our relationship oriented philosophy is the reason why we achieve an above average success rate, even in collection cases we could not prevent. Thanks to our know-how, we provide a personalized follow-up of your debt Collection files. Our services go from the amicable Debt Collection of unpaid invoices to major financial claims, as well as the handling of disputed claims (including court procedures). Our Firm has a leadership position in Debt Collection Services in Albania as well as Kosovo. We have a wealth of International Organization and Multinational companies as our clients.

  • Debt Collection in Albania
  • Debt Recovery in Albania
  • Out Court Collection Albania
  • Post litigation collection in Albania
  • Credit Reports in Albania

Real Estate

Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant
Mortgage

LPA has a team of lawyers specializing in the legal aspects of all kinds of real estate (office buildings, shopping malls, industrial warehouses and logistics centers, hotels, residential property portfolios and sports marinas), with specific know-how in the legal aspects to be borne in mind when selling or purchasing such properties, as well as in real estate project finance and the arrangement of guarantees and other collateral.

LPA has a wealth of experience in negotiating development, delegated development, project management agreements and other contracts related to real estate development, construction and turnkey contracts, contracts with architects, engineers and other experts involved in the construction process, off-plan sale and purchase agreements, realtor agreements, etc. Our team also advises on compliance with the legislation applicable to the sale of housing by developers. Furthermore, we provide expert advice on the legal structures required to carry out real estate development projects: risk analysis, tax optimization, etc., with the necessary support offered by the other departments of a multidisciplinary firm such as ours.

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection
Fintech
Information Technology
Media and Entertainment
Outsourcing
Technology Transactions
Telecommunications and Broadcast

Using our powerful regional network, we work on many of the largest and most high-profile telecommunications, media and technology transactions and cases.
Supporting the TMT sector is a key priority for LPA legal team and we have a dedicated TMT sector group which allows us to foster and share industry knowledge and expertise across our offices and legal disciplines. 

This means we provide relevant industry-focused advice, delivered quickly to ensure that we add value from day one. So, irrespective of the location, the size, or the complexity of the matter, you can be confident that we have the right team in the right place.

  • Media in Albania
  • Outsourcing in Albania
  • Satellites in Albania
  • Technology in Albania
  • Telecommunications in Albania

Intellectual Property

Copyright
Patent
Trademark

Our Media, Technology & Sourcing practice has in-depth knowledge in all areas of communications, technology, broadcasting and new media regulations. It regularly advises major domestic and international players thanks to a strong knowledge of the complex commercial and technical issues encompassing Albanian and EU regulatory frameworks, directives and procedures. It assists clients throughout the chain, from audiovisual content creation and production to distribution through online and offline platforms. The team assists clients in relation to complex outsourcing deals, from traditional IT services to new forms of cloud sourcing. The team also advises on e-commerce, gaming, data protection as well as commercial and distribution issues for the new technologies at large.

  • Copyright in Albania
  • Trademarks in Albania & Unfair Competition in Albania
  • Intellectual Asset Management in Albania
  • International Patent in Albania
  • International Trademark in Albania
  • Licensing in Albania
  • Litigation in Albania
  • Appellate in Albania
  • Patent Prosecution in Albania
  • Trade Secrets in Albania

Employment & Labor

Hiring & Firing
Labor Law
Social Security
Wage & Hour

Employment disputes can arise even in the best-run organisations. Employers need the right skills and resources to manage workplace conflict appropriately. We will find the most time and cost effective solution for your business whether reviewing a grievance or providing a full Employment Tribunal case management service. Our team includes experienced employment tribunal advocates who appear in employment tribunals throughout the country.
Our employment disputes expertise includes the following:

  • Industrial relations and strikes.
  • Discrimination and equal pay.
  • Working Time, holiday pay and unlawful deductions from wages.
  • Workplace investigations and whistleblowing.
  • Unfair dismissal.
  • High Court proceedings including high value bonus claims and seeking/defending injunctions involving enforcement of restrictive covenants.
  • Individual and collective grievances.

 

LPA executive  team has more than one decade of experience designing, drafting, and implementing executive compensation plans and employment agreements for all types of employers, including large corporations, tax-exempt organizations (including hospital systems and universities), emerging companies, and investment firms. We also represent employers in connection with corporate transactions, such as mergers, stock sales, asset sales, as well as bank loans and bankruptcies, in which plan issues arise.

Insurance

Health insurance
Insurance Defense
Insurance Fraud
Life Insurance

PA Law Firm Albania advise on the full spectrum of insurance policy types, including: Professional Indemnity, Property Damage and Business Interruption, Construction (All Risks and Delay in Start-Up), Cyber Risks, Public and Employers’ Liability, Product Liability, Directors and Officers (D&O), Trustee Liability, Warranty & Indemnity, Title, Political Risk, Credit and Financial Institutions.

Areas of focus for insurers

  • Drafting policy wordings.
  • Reviewing policy documentation and promotional materials for regulatory compliance.
  • Advising on the development and distribution of insurance products and services.
  • Advising on authorisation of firms and approved persons, appointed representatives and passporting.
  • Advising on the sale and purchase of insurance businesses, joint ventures and outsourcing.
  • Negotiating buy-ins, buy-outs and longevity swaps.
  • Advising on mis-selling complaints.
  • Assisting with regulatory investigations and enforcement action, including by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
  • Representing insurers in subrogated claims.
  • Representing brokers in claims, including professional negligence and breach of restrictive covenants.

Our Partners and Associates

Oltjan Hoxholli

Partner

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Renan Berati

Junior Partner

Elda Llambi

Senior Associate

Albana Fona

Senior Associate

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