Leading firms in Kosovo

Pallaska & Associates

Pallaska & Associates remains one of Kosovo's top law firms, with strong experience in key areas including banking, energy, natural resources, telecoms, infrastructure, real estate, IP and trade. The firm's key lawyers, including managing partners Gazmend Pallaska and Dastid Pallaska, have a strong international pedigree, coupled with an in-depth understanding of the local legal market, both from a contentious and non-contentious perspective. Testament to this is the firm's impressive roster of foreign and domestic clients, including leading banks, energy companies, and multilateral agencies. The team is also regularly referred work by leading international law firms. Adelina Sokoli also stands out for her copyright and media law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Gazmend Pallaska; Dastid Pallaska

Other key lawyers:

Adelina Sokoli

Testimonials

‘The firm is characterized by its meticulous legal work, sharp legal analysis and informed legal solutions. It is responsive to business needs, understands business in general and takes the time and effort to understand the industry of each of its client. The quality of services the firm offers is similar to the quality of services provided by some of the most renowned international law firms around the world.’

‘Dastid Pallaska is a stellar attorney, always at the forefront of legal developments, available to understand the client’s needs and guide us through the legal difficulties of the jurisdiction in which he functions.’

Key clients

SharrCem L.L.C., a Titan Group Company

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Agence Française de Développement

Facebook Inc.

Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc.

United Technologies Corporation

Rio Tinto

The Coca Cola Company

Técnicas Reunidas, S.A.

European Union

International Monetary Fund

United States Embassy in Prishtina, United States Department of State

Embassy of Japan in Prishtina

Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the United Kingdom in Prishtina

WizzAir

General Electric Inc.

Illyria Insurance Company J.S.C.

RTL Group

Central Bank of the Republic of Kosovo

Boga & Associates

The regional presence of Albanian law firm, Boga & Associates, is cemented by its strong multidisciplinary Pristina office. Country manager Sokol Elmazaj has established a good reputation with international clients, particularly for major project financings, privatisations, energy and infrastructure work. The team also offers strong support in tax, banking, corporate, IP, and employment law to clients from across a wide range of industries. Associate Delvina Nallbani is also noted for her corporate and banking expertise.

Practice head(s):

Sokol Elmazaj

Other key lawyers:

Delvina Nallbani

Testimonials

‘The team is highly engaged into the client’s business cases, providing high quality legal advice and is an indispensable business partner. The people  pay close attention to the needs of the client, thus providing personalized and high quality legal advice.’

‘Boga & Associates is one of the leading local law firms in Kosovo, with a great knowledge of the local matters and international financing. They are responsive and able to find solutions in a practical and professional manner. Their presence in the market for many years, and numerous projects they were helping us with is to acknowledge how they are reliable and dedicated team.’

‘Sokol Elmazaj is truly professional and dedicated. He has a meticulous approach which assures that all aspects of the transactions are handled professionally. He has great ability to grasp complex matters and come to practical solutions. I highly appreciate his availability to answer any urgent matter.’

Key clients

International Finance Corporation “IFC”

Enlight Renewable Energy Solutions. Ltd

Kosovo Company for Supply of Energy (KEDS)

TEB Holding (bank)

Limak Kosovo International Airport JSC.

Teknoxgroup Kosovo LLC

Unifree Kosovo

Banka Kombetare Tregtare – National Commercial Bank Kosovo

JT International Luxembourg S.A. Branch in Kosovo

Sanofi Aventis Groupe S.A.

Mars Overseas Holdings d.o.o

International Maarif Schools of Kosova Shpk

Payten sp. Zoo sp.k

Google

Procter & Gamble Marketing Romania SRL

Koncern za proizvodnju i promet konditorskih proizvoda Bambi AD

PKN ORLEN Polish subsidiary

Work highlights

  • Assisted International Finance Corporation with a €2m senior loan to “KEP Trust”, a microfinance institution lending to individuals, micro and small enterprises.
  • Advised Enlight Renewable Energy Solutions on in the construction, acquisition and operation of a wind farm in Mitrovica, Kosovo, with a planned installed capacity of 104.5 MW.
  • Assisted International Finance Corporation with a €4m senior loan to Kreditimi Rural i Kosoves, a microfinance institution lending to individuals, micro and small enterprises.

Kerveshi & Partners Law Firm

Established in 2019, Kerveshi & Partners Law Firm has a strong pedigree in the market, particularly name partner Kujtim Kerveshi, who was previously a founding partner of the now disbanded Judex Law Firm. The full-service firm represents several leading IT companies and foreign investors, and is especially well known for its dispute resolution practice. The firm has several well-regarded younger lawyers, including Arnis Dumani.

Practice head(s):

Kujtim Kerveshi

Other key lawyers:

Arnis Dumani

Testimonials

‘Their services during the representation of our company have been extremely professional, and as a result we have always achieved the required results.’

‘We have been extremely happy with their response, professionalism, legal accuracy and legal clarity of their work. They have performed in a super-fast response to the matters they have been engaged on our behalf.’

‘Kujtim Kerveshi is definitively an outstanding attorney. He is also a promoter of the younger generations of lawyers and attorneys in his team such as Arnis Dumani.’

Key clients

Bahçeci Health Group

Bottomline Technologies

RiGO Trading S.A

USHAŞ International Health Services

National Democratic Institute

ProCredit Bank JSC

KEP Trust

Viva Fresh Store shpk

Albi Mall

Asseco South Eastern Europe

Silk trade d.o.o.

HARIBO Holding GmbH & Co. KG

Solaborate

SIGMA Interalbanian Vienna Insurance Group

Baki Automobile-Skoda and Volkswagen official representative

Work highlights

  • Acted for Bahceci Health Group & American Clinic in two significant cases involving IVF centres, both dealing with regulatory laws in the medical sector, including civil claims and criminal investigations.
  • Represented a client in a labour law case dealing with the claims of the former CEO of Kosovo KEP Trust, a leading microfinance institution. The claimant’s case was dismissed by the Court of the Appeal.
  • Acting as authorised firm on registering several trade marks for Rigo Trading S.A. and Haribo trade marks in the territory of Kosovo.

Vokshi & Lata Law Firm

Vokshi & Lata Law Firm is a popular choice for domestic and international clients. The firm covers the full range of work in the space, and its partners are also highly experienced in IP, customs and related anti-counterfeiting measures. Other important areas of expertise include insurance, competition, and data protection law. Adem Vokshi and Florin Lata lead the team, which has strong connections with other leading firms in Croatia, Turkey, North Macedonia and Albania.

Practice head(s):

Adem Vokshi; Florin Lata

Testimonials

‘The firm is very responsible, advice is provided promptly, team members are always ready to meet. We are working with other lawyers too, but we are always coming to Vokshi & Lata for our most complex cases.’

‘They are professional and experienced, meaning they are very familiar with the environment they are operating in and always give proper advice how to go around different matters concerning their field of operation. Basically they are able to understand the root of the problem and give straight advice making them efficient and very stress relieving.’

‘Florin Lata is a leading expert in the filed of intellectual property rights protection, with a big positive experience with customs enforcement and civil litigation.’

‘Adem Vokshi is a leading expert to whom we have a great trust. It is always a pleasure working with him. He is always concise, simple and easy to understand even in the most complex cases. His expertise and big picture approach enables him to see and tell the end of the case even in the first meeting.’

Key clients

Samsung

Apple

Philips

Adidas AG

Louis Vuitton

Swarovski

Versace

Michael Kors

Audi

Citroen

EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development)

ProCredit Bank

KEP Trust

IQ to Link (part of Webhelp)

ONIMA Media Music Industry

Uniqa Austria Insurance AG

Work highlights

  • Advising Apple, Philips, Audi and Versace among others on their IP issues and strategy in Kosovo.
  • Advised EBRD on the local legal framework for socially owned enterprises.
  • Provided several legal opinions on loan agreements to international finance institutions such as Arbor FS LTD UK, Global Investments Sarl, Finethic S.C.A, SICAV-SIF, Symbiotics SICAV, Pettelaar Effectenbewaarbedrijf N.V, Hansainvest Finance I GmbH, ACTIAM Financial Inclusion Fund, Incofin CVSO CVBA-SO.

Ibrahimaga, Shita & Associates

Ibrahimaga, Shita & Associates is a regular destination for international investors and foreign law firms seeking Kosovan legal support. The full-service firm has especially good experience in power, renewables and infrastructure projects. Name partners Virtyt Ibrahimaga and Ardi Shita have strong reputations.

Practice head(s):

Virtyt Ibrahimaga; Ardi Shita

KALO & ASSOCIATES

KALO & ASSOCIATES is a top-tier Albanian firm, and its Pristina branch offers a strong complement to its broader regional practice. The full-service local office regularly represents domestic and international clients on contentious and non-contentious issues. Among the partners, Ahmet Hasolli has a strong corporate and infrastructure practice, and Gazmend Nushi handles disputes, real estate, tax and administrative law.

Practice head(s):

Ahmet Hasolli; Gazmend Nushi

RPHS Law

RPHS LAW is a young firm that is popular with clients from across a range of sectors. The full-service offering includes corporate, banking, tax, regulatory and administrative law matters. Clients include foreign investors, NGOs and international institutions, as well as leading companies in the financial services and healthcare sectors. Key lawyers include managing partner Fisnik Salihu and partners Visar Ramaj, Kushtrim Palushi and Mentor Hajdaraj.

Practice head(s):

Fisnik Salihu

Other key lawyers:

Visar Ramaj; Kushtrim Palushi; Mentor Hajdaraj

Testimonials

‘They are very motivated and always ready to help. The lawyers are young but very professional and have in depth knowledge of legal issues. The firm has a quality and a diverse team that makes this firm our first choice for many years.’

‘They are business oriented and know how to mitigate legal and business risk. They provide company newsletters and other information tools which helps us to consider various aspects for our business. So far, collaboration was so professional and the outcome was exceptional. The team is diverse and the firm is quite fair about billing.’

‘The firm undoubtedly stands out from the rest of the law firms in Kosovo we know. What sets them apart from the others is the innovative approach they bring in the scope of law and tailor-made solutions for our business.’

‘The company has four partners and number of associates. We mainly worked with Visar Ramaj, Fisnik Salihu and Kushtrim Palushi. All of them have a strong professional background and amazing work ethic.’

Key clients

Kosovo Credit Guarantee Fund (KCGF)

Raiffeisen Leasing Kosovo

Metdaan Limited

HIB Petrol

Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo

Banka Ekonomike J.S.C

SIA Mintos Finance

Paysera Kosova

Chemonics International Inc

Insurance Company ILLYRIA

Crimson Finance Fund

NOVUS CONSULT

Digital School

Crimson Finance Fund

Insurance Company SIGURIA

Work highlights

  • Advised on the incorporation of a subsidiary of MetDaan Ireland in Kosovo and the structuring of a joint venture agreement with a Kosovo-based video production company.
  • Advised Novus on corporate restructuring and licensing agreements.
  • Advised the payment platform company Paysera on incorporating a company owned by the clients and local partners in Kosovo and setting up its corporate governance in line with the corporate structure requirements set by the Law on Banks and Non-Banking Financial Institutions in Kosovo and other Central Bank Regulations.