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Number of member firms: 8
Number of jurisdictions: 9
Number of offices: 10
Number of lawyers: more than 200
Languages:Albanian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish

Network Overview:
Adriala is a unique business law firm alliance of independent premium law firms based in nine jurisdictions in the South-East Europe, distinctive from any other local law firm or legal network in its approach to clients. Adriala was founded in 2016 and since then enables member firms, among others, to handle international projects seamlessly in the whole territory of the South-East region. All of the Adriala independent premium law firms are ranked top tier based on their expertise, professional and pragmatic approach to business issues and legal services tailored to client needs. Independent law firms and their lawyers inside Adriala are capable of providing a full range of legal services across all major industries, sharing the same vision and having the same ambition to deliver measurable benefits to its clients. The organisational structure of Adriala allows all member law firms to be highly responsive, extremely efficient and cost-effective.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

General banking and finance; financial regulation; capital markets; syndicated lending; public-private partnership; insurance; derivatives and structured finance; restructuring; distressed transactions; investment funds etc.

Corporate M&A:
Mergers and acquisitions; privatisations; joint ventures; management buyouts; corporate and tax structures; leveraged buyouts; status changes; takeover bids; private equity and venture capital transactions etc.

Corporate governance; business and commercial contracts; public procurement; data protection and privacy; consumer protection; environmental law etc.

Competition & Antitrust:
Antitrust; merger control; dawn raids; state aid; public procurement; license agreements; competition litigation; trade related issues; distribution; franchising; commercial agents law etc.

Work management; termination of employment; salary system and employment incentive plans; strikes, lock-outs; collective bargaining agreements; trade unions; industrial action; management; cross-border hire; personal data protection; restrictive covenants; labour disputes; share ownership plans; tailor-made in-house client seminars; immigration etc.

Real Estate:
Real estate acquisitions; project development; project and real estate finance; real estate management; construction; construction and real estate litigation; PPPs; FIDIC advisory etc.

Dispute Resolution:
Arbitration; commercial litigation; bankruptcy and reorganisations litigation; labour disputes; compliance proceedings; white collar defense; alternative dispute resolution enforcement; commercial offence and misdemeanor; administrative proceedings; constitutional appeals; sports law proceedings etc.

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
Acquisition and corporate finance; fund structuring; administration; LBOs; MBIs; MBOs; IPOs; strategic exit strategies etc.

Insolvency, Restructuring & Reorganisations:
Insolvency; liquidations; reorganisation and corporate restructuring; restructuring of loans; representation of creditors and debtors; acquisition of companies from bankrupt estates; out-of-court settlements etc.

Compliance & White Collar Crime:
Anti-bribery and anti-corruption; data protection compliance; anti-trust compliance; employment law compliance; internal compliance programs; employee fraud; internal investigations; public relations and crisis communication; risk assessment of operations; white collar crime representation; breach of professional secrecy; creation of whistleblowing hotlines; criminal compliance advice and workshops etc.

Tax planning and transaction structuring; corporate reorganisations; stamp duty and transfer taxes; representation before tax authorities’ tax litigation etc. IP –

Intellectual Property:
Anti-piracy; copyright; designs; domain names; e-commerce; IP transactional work (M&A, finance); licensing; patents; brand development; prosecution (TM and designs); software agreements; trademarks etc.

Energy and infrastructure; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; TMT - telecoms, media, technology; food and beverages; FMCG; privatisations; environmental law etc.