Firm Profile > Boga & Associates > Tirana, Albania

Boga & Associates
40/3 Ibrahim Rugova Str.
1019 Tirana
Albania

Leading firms Tier 1

Boga & Associates is a full-service firm with a strong track record handling a wide range of contentious and non-contentious issues. Managing partner Genc Boga is especially noted for his expertise in corporate finance matters. Within the wider team, Alketa Uruci has good experience in energy, regulatory and tax work, while Renata Leka handles commercial and IP matters. Gerhard Velaj is one of the main contacts for disputes work, while Sokol Elmazaj is strong in corporate, energy and infrastructure matters, both in Albania and Kosovo.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A very solid generalist law firm with strong expertise in all areas important to us.’

‘Renata Leka is very responsive and provides to the point advice.’

Key clients

Piraeus Bank

Sanofi Aventis

Coca-Cola Bottling Shqiperia

Google

Anheuser Bosch

Hugo Boss

Sony

PPC Albania

Boga & Associates, established in 1994, has emerged as one of the premier law firms in Albania, earning a reputation for providing the highest quality of legal, tax and accounting services to its clients. Boga & Associates also operates in Kosovo (Pristina) offering full range of services. Until May 2007, the firm was a member firm of KPMG International and the Senior Partner/Managing Partner, Mr Genc Boga was also Managing Partner of KPMG Albania.

Our firm’s particularity is linked to the multidisciplinary services it provides to its clients. Apart from the wide consolidated legal practice, the firm also offers significant expertise in tax and accounting services with a keen sensitivity to the rapid changes in the Albanian and Kosovo business environment.

The firm maintains its commitment to quality through the skills and determination of a team of attorneys and other professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. The extensive foreign language capabilities of the team help to ensure that its international clientele have easy access to the expanding Albanian and Kosovo business environment.

With its diverse capabilities and experience, the firm acts for leading businesses in most major industries, including banks, financial institutions, companies working in energy, insurance, construction, and utilities, entertainment and media, mining, oil and gas, technology, telecommunications, tourism, transport, infrastructure, consumer goods and international institutions (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank (contributing to “Doing Business”). The firm also enjoys an outstanding litigation practice, representing clients before all levels of the Albanian judicial system.

The firm offers its clients every legal, tax and accounting service they may need to do business in Albania and Kosovo. Over the years, the firm has advised on privatization transactions, concessions, real estate transactions, setting up businesses, credit facilities and customs and tax issues, all with a keen sensitivity to developments in the Albanian and Kosovo business environment.

Contributor to international publications: Boga & Associates acts as the World Bank’s local partner on its annual publication, Doing Business, collaborating to paint a picture of the Albanian regulatory environment.

The firm is a contributor for Albania to International Law Office, a global source of analysis and information regarding current legal developments for lawyers worldwide, and the correspondent for Albania for the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD), providing authoritative expertise on cross-border taxation matters.

Boga & Associates also contributes to the International Comparative Legal Guide, Getting the Deal Through in respect of several areas of practice, and to World Trademark Review magazine and World Trademark Review Legal Updates.

Areas of practice: Our firm provides legal services in the area of general business law, corporate and commercial law to assist business entities and individuals in meeting their business goals. We represent our business clients in a wide variety of matters, including: banking and project finance, advice on venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and restructurings of companies, legal due diligence, drafting commercial agreements, including terms and conditions for the supply of goods and services, and those related to joint ventures, agency, distribution and cooperation, corporate structures and regulation, including company incorporation, shareholders agreements, minority shareholders’ rights and directors’ duties and liabilities. We advise lenders and borrowers on a full range of financing matters, including syndicated loans, project and asset finance, and new financing products like factoring.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Genc Boga gboga@bogalaw.com +355 4 2251050
Partner Sokol Elmazaj selmazi@bogalaw.com +355 4 2251050
Partner Renata Leka rleka@bogalaw.com +355 4 2251050
Partner Alketa Uruci auruci@bogalaw.com +355 4 2251050
Partner Gerhard Velaj gvelaj@bogalaw.com +355 4 2251050
Photo Name Position Profile
 Genc Boga  photo Genc Boga Managing Partner
 Renata Leka  photo Renata Leka Partner
 Alketa Uruci  photo Alketa Uruci Partner
 Gerhard Velaj  photo Gerhard Velaj Partner
Migena Kolonja : Senior Associate
Valbona Gjoncari : Senior Manager
Albanian
English
Italian
French
Advantage Austria
American Chamber of Commerce in Albania
INTA - International Trademark Association
IBA (International Bar Association)

Corporate Social Responsibility

Boga & Associates is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility. Boga & Associates activities have impacts, both large and small, outside the firm and it continually demonstrates its commitment to supporting the communities of which it is a part. Individually and collectively, Boga & Associates partners and employees contribute to strengthening communities, enhancing the environment and creating a sustainable business future.
Our CSR program is reflected in:
Community involvement: Pro – bono program underlying the CSR initiatives of Boga & Associates
Pro – bono services are offered to foundations, associations and various organizations, such as Albanian Children Foundation “Domenick Scaglione”; YAPS (Youth Albania Parcel Service); Albanian National Olympic Committee; International Lawyers and Legal Accountants; French Embassy; American Chamber of Commerce; Hellenic Chamber of Commerce; International Chamber of Commerce in Albania; Global Share Plans/Solium; World Bank pro – bono projects.

The Pro – bono Legal Services Program is at the core of our contribution to the community, given that as an advisory firm we have a responsibility to improve the approach to the justice system and public administration for all members of society.

In addition, our CSR initiative is the support of charitable programs, financial support for initiatives benefiting the community, donations and volunteer work.

Environment: Boga & Associates is committed to environmental protection practices to ensure sustainable use of resources and creates waste recycled.

Practice for Environmental Protection: We believe it is our responsibility to protect the environment by ensuring sustainable use of resources and thus, we are engaged as to reduce the maximum impact and improve the performance of CSR promoting environmental practices among employees such as:

1. Shutdown electrical equipment when not in use.

2. Printing of documents in hard copy only if it is absolutely necessary.

3. Purchase of materials, which cause as little environmental pollution.

4. Recycling waste (paper, toner) using known centers for recycling.

Green Recycling, a company that assists businesses in becoming greener by collecting their waste turning it into resources useful to the community and environment, issued its recycling reports where Boga & Associates is praised for its efforts to contributing to the safeguard of the environment.

 

Commitment to Diversity

As a firm, we embrace and promote diversity and inclusion, both within our firm and throughout the legal profession. We are proud of our employees’ rich and varied backgrounds, knowledge and skills, which make us stronger as a Firm.

Diversity at Boga & Associates transcends race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, country of origin and political affiliation. We value and encourage diversity with respect to each individual’s work style, career path and professional and life experiences. We continually strive to build and maintain a culture that values and gathers strength from our differences.

Policies related to employees: Boga & Associates is committed to creating a work environment suitable for employees, providing diversity and implementing anti-discrimination practices.

Boga & Associates is committed to creating a stimulating environment, support staff, and providing further opportunities for professional advancement.

We believe in the value of each employee considering a balance work / private life and a range of other benefits as ongoing training to employees for further professional growth.

Practices above are already part of the daily activity of Boga & Associates. Their durability is ensured through constant awareness of employees, and partners; internal policies; as well as long-term contracts in place.