ALBANIA: KALO & ASSOCIATES is a great, well-established firm in the market’ and a favorite among international law firms requiring local expertise.
The firm is consistently retained on some of the country’s largest or more complex mandates and represents clients such as Vodafone Albania, Crédit Agricole and Transatlantic Petroleum.
Recent deals include advising Deutsche Bank on a €250m loan agreement with the Albanian government. The firm is led by Perparim Kalo, who is ‘very experienced and well connected’, while Ardjana Shehi is another standout individual.
KOSOVO: Albanian firm KALO & ASSOCIATES ‘definitely deserves its high ranking’. It has been present in Kosovo since 2008 and has already built a leading reputation, providing high-quality legal services to a raft of domestic and well-known international companies, such as Unilever, Fox TV, Samsung, Merck and Raiffeisen Bank. Key individuals in Pristina are Ahmet Hasolli and Gazmend Nushi, both of whom are locally trained and experienced partners. Recent work highlights include continuing to advise a global oil company on permits pertaining to radiation and use of explosives.