Pallaska & Associates is 'experienced in specialist areas' and has 'proven to be highly effective and collaborative', according to one client. The full-service firm is active in industries including banking and finance, energy, mining, telecoms, trade, real estate and infrastructure and acts for a mix of primarily multinational but also local clients. The team is led by the very experienced Gazmend Pallaska, whose focus is on administrative, corporate and intellectual property law, and the highly regarded Dastid Pallaska, who specialises in banking and finance and M&A, among other areas and is 'easily accessible'. The firm is an undisputed leader in handling work for multiple financial institutions and banks, with clients including the European Fund for Southeast Europe, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, ProCredit Bank and Raiffeisen Bank Kosovo. Corporate clients include L3 Technologies, business process outsourcing company Webhelp, and General Electric. Adelina Sokoli, who specialises in TMT and IP, and senior associate Ilire Vitija are also noted.
Leading firms in Kosovo
Pallaska & Associates
Judex Law Firm
Judex Law Firm's team is 'dynamic, efficient and effective' and handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. The team successfully represented Safete Tolaj, judge and president of the Deçan Municipality Basic Court, in widely publicised proceedings regarding alleged abuses of public duty. The firm also defends former Minister of Health Ferid Agani in proceedings concerning abuses of public duty and corruption. Other notable clients include RailTrans, Monego and Petrol Company. The firm is jointly managed by the head of the corporate and commercial law department Kujtim Kerveshi, former judge Adem Vokshi, who specialises in family law and real estate, and Florin Lata who has expertise in IP and administrative law. Newly promoted attorneys Arnis Dumani and Urim Vokshi focus on drafting and reviewing complex loan, sales and lease agreements. Ben Emmerson QC and Andrew Strong serve as foreign of counsels.
KALO & ASSOCIATES
KALO & ASSOCIATES has its headquarters in Albania, but since 2008, the firm has also had a well-established office in Pristina as well. The firm is recognised for providing high-quality commercial and business advice. Key contacts are Gazmend Nushi, who has wide-ranging expertise but has recently focused on property, contract, liability, tax and administrative law, and Ahmet Hasolli, who advises clients on M&A and infrastructure issues.
Albanian law firm Boga & Associates advises on multiple disciplines – law, tax and accounting, with its legal services largely focusing on financial and corporate matters. Country manager and co-head of the firm Sokol Elmazaj, who is primarily based in Albania, has expertise in M&A, real estate and dispute resolution. Co-head Renata Leka’s work focuses on general business law, energy, banking and project finance matters. Managing partner Genc Boga has significant experience in advising banks, international financial institutions, and investors. Key clients include the International Finance Corporation, Kosovo Company for Supply and Distribution of Energy and Limak Kosovo International Airport.