Kosovo


Banking and Finance

  • Advised IFC on the Loan Agreement for Titan Group and its Kosovo subsidiary Sharrcem ShPK (2012);
  • Advised FINCA on MFI transformation into Commercial Bank (2012-ongoing);
  • Advised FINCA on legal due diligence for acquisition of a commercial bank in Kosovo (2012);
  • Advised EBRD on Loan Agreement with KRK, a Microfinance Institution in Kosovo (2012);
  • Advised Commerzbank AG on notification requirements of the CBK for Acquisition Transaction (2012);
  • Advised Blue Orchard on Loan Agreement for AFK, Microfinance Institution in Kosovo (2012);
  • Advised Local Bank on compliance of loan agreements with legislation and regulatory in Kosovo (2012);
  • Advised international bank on cross border credit facilities in compliance with Kosovo Legislation (2012);
  • Advised Austrian Bank on recognition of foreign pledges (2011);
  • Advised EBRD on Loan Agreement with BPB, a commercial bank in Kosovo (2011).

Competition and Antitrust

  • Advising COSMODET, filing application with the NCA for individual exemption from restricted agreements (2012-ongoing);
  • Advising Delhaize on the anti-trust reporting requirements as part of regional acquisition and taking over the control of Delta Maxi Group (2011).

Corporate and M&A

  • Advising IFC on the equity investment of Titan ShPK Kosovo, covering corporate matters, environmental consents and approval, mining regulatory, cadastral records and tax matters (2012);
  • Advising EBRD on equity investment in local Kosovar bank (2011);
  • Advising Delhaize on Kosovar assets as part of regional acquisition and taking over the control of Delta Maxi Group (2011);
  • Advising on the transfer of shares between Via One Labs LLC, a USentity (owner of 10% shares in Kosovo business entity Dardafone d.o.o dealing with telecommunication services) selling to Via One Europe, a Hungarian business entity (2008);
  • Advising Norwegian mining company Metallica AS on acquisition of local mining company (2008);
  • Advising SAVA Re (leading Slovenian insurance company) as part of a wider due diligence process on a target Albanian state owned insurance company (2008);
  • Advising XELLA KOSOVO as sell-side advisors on the acquisition of the latter, works conducted included due diligence and provision of status reports (2008).

Corporate Governance and Compliance

  • Advised multinational companies on setting up their operations in Kosovo and providing advice on corporate governance issues, including corporate reporting requirements advising on fiduciary relations and duties, etc (2008-2012).

Employment and immigration

  • Advised the German Embassy in Pristina on civil status documents (2010-ongoing);
  • Advising Booz Allen Hamilton and court representation in labour disputes (2012);
  • Advising and representing Easyjet before local authorities including Kosovo courts (2012-ongoing);
  • Represented INSIG, an Albanian insurance company, on employment matters (2012);
  • Advising Bougyes Batiment International on tender participation in concession over Pristina International Airport, covering all employment related issues (including transfer of business implications and redundancy, etc.) (2010).

Energy and Renewables, Utilities and Natural Resources

  • Advising Envidity on mining law, energy and regulatory requirement for Underground Coal Gasification (2012-ongoing);
  • Advising IFC on the equity investment of Titan ShPK Kosovo, covering also mining regulatory framework (2012);
  • Advising UK investment fund on potential transaction involving the purchase and processing the slag (2011);
  • Advising Everclear on the acquisition of the exploration and mining license in Kosovo (2010);
  • Advising Norwegian mining company Metallica AS on acquisition of local mining company (2008).

Environment

  • Advising IFC on the equity investment of Titan ShPK Kosovo, covering also environmental consents and approval (2012);
  • Advising UK investment fund on the environmental legislation for purposes of processing the slag and environmental remediation of the slags (2011);
  • Ongoing legal advice to Bechtel Enka JV on the environmental legislation and approvals for the execution of construction works on the motorway of Kosovo (2011);
  • Advising IFC and the Government of Kosovo on all environmental and waste legislation in context of the implementation of a PPP transaction for the management of public landfills (2010-suspended);
  • Advising Everclear on environmental compliance and legacy issues in the context of the acquisition of the exploration and mining license in Kosovo (2010).

Gaming

  • Advising Ricardo Gaming on gaming legislation, tax requirements and compliance as well as company incorporation in Kosovo (2011).

Infrastructure

  • Advised Bechtel International and Enka General Partnership in Kosovo, formed as an SPV, for execution of the largest construction project, Morine-Merdare Motorway (2010-ongoing);
  • Advising Bougyes Batiment International on tender participation in concession over Prishtina International Airport (2010).

Insurance

  • Advised Willis Limited on damage compensation matters (2012);
  • Advising AXA PP on the relevant legislation and regulatory requirements for Insurance Intermediary (2012).

Intellectual Property

  • Served as an official representative for trademark applications for companies such as Raiffeisen Bank International, LEO Pharma, Colgate Palmolive, etc. (2008-ongoing).

Litigation and Arbitration

  • Represented Willis Limited in damage compensation matters;
  • Represented Bechtel Inc in various cases related to property, commercial disputes and other matters arising from time to time (2011-ongoing);
  • Represented Colgate Palmolive in a trademark protection case (2012);
  • Represented the multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis in protecting its medical products and devices in front of the Kosovo Agency (2012);
  • Represented the multinational pharmaceutical company Schering Plough in various legal matters (2011-ongoing);
  • Represented the German Embassy in Prishtina in relation to civil status documents;
  • Representing Kolpa Slovenia in contractual damage compensation (2012-ongoing);
  • Representing Danish Crown in execution procedure for debt collection (2012-ongoing).

Pharmaceutical and Health Care

  • Advised the multinational pharmaceutical company Novartis on protection of medical products and devices (2012);
  • Advised the multinational pharmaceutical company Schering Plough on various legal matters (ongoing);
  • Advised the pharmaceutical company LEO Pharma on protection of unauthorized sale (2011).

Privatisation

  • Served as local counsel for the Transaction Advisory Consortium selected by the Kosovo Government for the privatisation of 75% of its share in Kosovo Telecom (2012-ongoing);
  • Advising as local counsel to strategic privatisation transaction advisor on the Brezovica Ski Report privatisation project (2012-ongoing).

Public Procurement and PPP

  • Advised Bechtl Enka JV on all procurement matters relating to first and second Kosovo motorway projects (2009-ongoing);
  • Advising IFC and the Government of Kosovo as transaction advisor for the implementation of a PPP transaction for the management of the public landfills (2010-suspended);
  • Advising Bougyes Batiment International on tender participation in concession over Prishtina International Airport (2010).

    Real Estate

    • Advising Benetton Group on registration of mortgage interests in Kosovo (2012);
    • Advised the British Embassy in Prishtina on property matters (2010-2012);
    • Advised Bechtel Inc on various court or administrative cases related to property, commercial disputes, tax, employment and other matters arising from time to time (2011-ongoing);
    • Advising IFC and the Government of Kosovo on applicable property regime as part of the project for the implementation of a PPP transaction for the management of the public landfills (2010-suspended).

    Tax

    • Advising retainer clients including Bechtel Enka GP on all legal tax related issues, including addressing claims of the tax authorities (2012-ongoing);
    • Offering legal opinions on tax compliance matters for regular clients such as EBRD, FINCA, IFC, DFID, KfW) (2010-ongoing).

    Telecommunications and Media

    • Advising AL Jazeera International on license and broadcasting requirements under the local law (2012);
    • Advised on regulatory issues as part of a due diligence process in context of proposed investment in Studio Moderna B.V. and subsidiaries (2011).
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