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Managing Partner: Mr Genc Boga

Number of partners: 6

Number of professionals: 28

Languages: Albanian, English, French, Italian


Firm Overview:

Boga & Associates, established in 1994, has emerged as one of the premier law firms in Albania and Kosovo, earning reputation for providing the highest quality of legal, tax and accounting services to its clients. Until May 2007, the firm was a member firm of KPMG International and the senior partner/managing partner, Mr. Genc Boga, was also the senior partner/managing partner of KPMG Albania. Apart from the widely consolidated legal practice, the firm also offers the highest standards of expertise in tax and accounting services, with keen sensitivity to the rapid changes in the Albanian and Kosovo business environment. The firm delivers services to leading clients in major industries, banks and financial institutions, as well as to companies engaged in insurance, construction, energy and utilities, media, mining, oil and gas, real estate, technology, telecommunications, tourism, transport, infrastructure and consumer goods.


Main Areas of Practice:


Banking & Finance:

■ EBRD in a EUR9.75 million loan to an SPV to be incorporated by KESH, the state-owned power company, to finance the installation of a floating photovoltaic plant

■ EBRD on the amendment and restatement of a loan to Ujesjelles Kanalizime Tirane SH.A.

■ EBRD regarding the Albania Agribusiness Support Facility

■ EBRD in a EUR10 million loan facility to Raiffeisen Leasing Kosovo

■ IFC on the financing of EUR4 million to a microfinance institution, Kosovo

■ Banka Kombetare Tregtare on the financing of the national stadium construction EUR20 million, and the financing of Milot – Morine highway construction EUR28 million

Key Clients: EBRD, IFC, National Commercial Bank (BKT)

Contacts: Genc Boga, Sokol Elmazaj, Alketa Uruçi, Renata Leka


Commercial/Corporate:

■ Power Public Corporation S.A. in matters of company law

■ Kosovo Company for Supply of Energy (KEDS) on regulatory issues, contracts with subcontractors & corporate

■ Limak Kosovo International Airport JSC on corporate and commercial law

■ Sanofi Aventis Groupe S.A. on commercial and corporate matters

Key Clients: PPC S.A, Bankers Petroleum, BKT, Limak Kosovo International Airport JSC

Contacts: Genc Boga, Sokol Elmazaj, Alketa Uruçi, Renata Leka


Energy & Utilities/Projects:

■ Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) on the implementation of the EUR 1.5 billion project that will transport natural gas to Europe

■ Devoll Hydropower on the implementation of the concession project EUR600 million

■ Statkraft Renewables Albania Shpk on the development of a floating PV Project in Banja Lake

■ Limak & Calik Groups a consortium of two Turkish companies, in connection with one of the biggest and most important privatizations through equity acquisition of the state-owned company Kosovo Electricity Distribution and Supply Company JSC

Key Clients: TAP, Devoll Hydropower Sh.A, Statkraft Renewables Albania Shpk, Limak & Calik Groups

Contacts: Genc Boga, Sokol Elmazaj, Renata Leka, Alketa Uruçi


Intellectual Property:

■ Procter and Gamble Marketing Romania SRL on advertising, privacy, competition and consumer protection on non-food products

■ Anheuser-Busch LLC, in cooperation with Hogan Lovells International with regard to several trademark infringement cases against Budejovicky Budvar

■ Hugo Boss and Caterpillar Inc on procedures of custom seizure of counterfeiting of goods

■ A major German telecommunications company in connection with a trademark opposition application in front of the Albanian patent and trademark office

■ SONY Corporation in matters related with trademark issues

■ Piraeus Bank SA on matters of trademarks and licenses law and regulatory approvals.

Key Clients: Procter and Gamble Marketing Romania SRL, Anheuser-Busch LLC, Caterpillar Inc, Hugo Boss Trade and Management GmbH & Co. KG, SONY

Contact: Renata Leka


Consumer Goods & Product Safety:

■ Google in matters of copyright and data protection, privacy and consumer protection

■ Coca Cola Bottling Shqiperia on food regulatory matters

■ Mars and Wrigley in risk assessments issues pertaining to consumer goods and product liability

Key Clients: Google, Coca Cola Bottling Shqiperia, Mars and Wrigley

Contact: Renata Leka


Dispute Resolution:

■ Trans Adriatic Pipeline TAP on dispute resolution matters in employment law, contract law, and construction law

■ ProCredit Bank in tax litigation cases and employment disputes

Key Clients: EBRD, TAP, Raiffeisen Bank Sh.A, ProCredit Bank

Contact: Gerhard Velaj


Tax:

■ Telekom Albania Sh.A on tax queries, tax opinions, review of tax clauses in contractual agreements

■ Devoll Hydropower on tax issues affecting the implementation of the concession project

■ Bankers Petroleum Albania on tax issues in light of current tax administration matters

■ Enel on corporate tax matters, VAT declaration and settlements of tax payments

Key Clients: Telekom Albania Sh.A, Devoll Hydropower, Bankers Petroleum Albania

Contacts: Alketa Uruçi, Andi Pacani


Contacts:

■ Managing Partner: Genc Boga

Email: [email protected]

■ Partner: Sokol Elmazaj

Email: [email protected]

■ Partner: Renata Leka

Email: [email protected]

■ Partner: Alketa Uruçi

Email: [email protected]

■ Partner: Gerhard Velaj

Email: [email protected]

■ Partner: Andi Pacani

Email: [email protected]

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Albania

Corporate/Commercial
Band 1
Dispute Resolution
Band 1

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Albania

Corporate/Commercial


Alketa Uruçi
Band 1
Genc Boga
Eminent Practitioners
Sokol Elmazaj
Band 3

Corporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property


Renata Leka
Band 1

Dispute Resolution


Gerhard Velaj
Band 1

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Genc BogaCorporate/Commercial
Band 1
Alketa UruçiCorporate/Commercial
Renata LekaCorporate/Commercial: Intellectual Property
Gerhard VelajDispute Resolution
Band 3
Sokol ElmazajCorporate/Commercial

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40/3 Ibrahim Rugova Str.

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