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LPA Law Firm

LPA Law Firm
Rr. E Bogdaneve St.
“EuroCol Buiding” Fifth Floor

Tirana 1000
Albania

Phone+ 355 (4) 451-9241
Fax + 355 (4) 227-0936

Website www.lpalbania.com
E-mail  Contact Oltjan Hoxholli

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Law Firm Overview

LPA Law Firm Albania Ltd is an Albanian law office, situated in the capital Tirana. Today, the firm is considered to be one of the most reliable Albanian law firms in the fields of business, commercial real estate and corporate law.

The firm’s structure, with a high level of specialization enables the firm to offer its clients efficient legal advice as well as personal service. Besides its focus on corporate law, commercial real estate the firm is mainly engaged in litigation, competition law as well as matters of general business and civil law.

Due to the wide range of the firm’s clientele, which covers small and medium size enterprises as well as large companies, the firm is in the position to present solutions for legal problems of various kinds and dimensions.

Year this Office was Established: 2009

Languages: Italian, French, German, Albanian, English

Areas of Law


Additional Areas of Law: Development Projects; Hotels, Resorts and Business Facility Developments; Expat Work Permit and Residence Permit Issues; Hiring-Related Issues; Arranging Tax and Social Security Issues; Employment Agreements; Specific Terms of Employment; Recruitment and Selection Issues; Dismissal-Related Issues; Drafting Settlement Agreements; Mediation and Trade Union Communication; Collective Redundancies; Employment Regulations & Policies; Interpretation of Contracts; Breach of Contract; Litigation Assessment; Insurance Litigation; Seizure of Assets; Summary Proceedings.


Areas of Law Description

CORPORATE AND BUSINESS LAW ALBANIA
- Business Registration
- Company Formation Albania
- Company Acquisition Albania
- Merger & Acquisition- Joint Ventures
- Limited Liability Companies Albania
- Shareholder Agreements Albania
- Privatization Albania
- Business Taxation
- Company Acquisition
- Business Restructuring
- Corporate Restructuring (Merger, Spin-off, Transformation)
- Advice regarding directors’ and officers’ liability, in particular liability of management board and supervisory board members
- Stock Corporation Law
- General Legal Advice
- Legal Services for New Companies in Albania
- Legal support of day-to-day business activity

NGO Registration in Albania
- Register a Non-Governmental Organization in Albania
- Register a NGO Branch in Albania
- Register a Foreign NGO in Albania

REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
- Real Estate Contracts in Albania
- Real Estate Lease
- Trusteeship and Escrow
- Due Diligence
- Construction law and construction permits
- Acquisition of Real Estate
- Portfolio transactions (national and international)
- Construction contracts
- Contracts with architects, general planners, general contractors and contractors
- Construction law
- Project development
- Real estate and construction related litigation

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION
- Distribution and Supply Agreements
- Sole Distributorship
- Franchise
- Trade Agency
- Selective Distribution Systems

COMPETITION LAW
- Antitrust
- Merger Control
- Unfair Competition

LITIGATION
- Litigation
- Arbitration (national and international)
- Arbitrator in national and international arbitrations
- Insolvency law

INSURANCE LAW
- Insurance Companies
- Insurance Supervision

EMPLOYMENT LAW
- Legal Position of Executives
- Employment and management contracts
- Employment Contracts
- Advice in employment law matters, in particular on the employer’s side
- Employment litigation in Albania

BANKRUPTCY LAW
- Bankruptcy and Composition Proceedings
- Business Reorganization
- Debt Restructuring
- Creditor and Debtor Representation
- Bankruptcy Litigation

IP / IT
- Trademarks registration in Albania
- Patents in Albania
- Unfair competition in Albania
- Intellectual property / copyright law
- License and Know-How Agreements
- Domain law
- E-commerce in Albania
- Software contracts in Albania

FOUNDATION LAW
- Private Foundations
- Charitable Foundations

PUBLIC LAW
- Environmental law, environmental impact assessment (UVP), decontamination
- Water protection law
- Telecommunications law in Albania
- Public procurement law in Albania
- Energy law in Albania
- Privatizations in Albania
- Public private partnerships in Albania
- Data protection law in Albania
- Law of associations in Albania
- Constitutional and administrative law in Albania

CIVIL LAW AND (INTERNATIONAL) CONTRACT LAW
- Insurance contracts and insurance claims
- Sales agents
- Transportation law
- Product liability

DUE DILIGENCE
- LPA Law Firm Albania Ltd provides due diligence of an asset or target business. Not only envisaging the risks, we generate solutions for risk mitigation.

CORPORATE MATTERS
- In our corporate practice, we advise and provide transactional assistance and management in all areas of corporate legal area. Our experience comprises of advisory and transactional work in the following core areas: business structuring, finance structuring, capital formation and shareholders arrangement, mergers, acquisitions, business transactions and agreements. We help clients to establish business structures, such as joint ventures, start-up ventures for taxable and tax-exempt investors, offshore funds to achieve tax efficiency.

TAX STRUCTURING and OPTIMIZATION
- We advise clients in the following matter pertaining to tax planning: debt structuring, debt/equity allocations, start-ups, investments, private equity. We employ taxable and tax-exempt vehicles, which are effectively managed by our agents.

REAL ESTATE
- Our real estate team is advising clients with real estate property in Albania to resolve business issues relating to: property acquisition, residential and commercial real estate, zoning law, real estate disputes, lease contracts, enforcement or protection of real estate security, protection of good property standing etc.

DEBT COLLECTION and SECURITY ENFORCEMENT
- Our clients seek advice and legal actions support in the following areas: creditworthiness due diligence, soft collection and hard collection. While being deeply involved in arbitration process in Albania and working in close cooperation with law enforcement offices, we are successful at returning a substantial stack of those debts which were initially considered non-recoverable.



Partners

Oltjan Hoxholli Mr. Oltjan Hoxholli
Lawyer
Construction Law, Employment, Immigration, Intellectual Property, Litigation

  

Affiliations

  • ACITAD
  • Albanian Law Digest (ALD)
  • Albanian Chamber of International Trade and Development

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