Corporate / M&A
The Corporate and M&A practice of Tashko Pustina is positioned as one of leading practices in Albania with a significant experience in the market, advising its clients in some of the largest and most crucial transactions since 2002. Clients of the firm benefit from the knowledge of local legal and regulatory framework, and the experience of the partners and associates of Tashko Pustina in some of the most complex local and cross-border transactions concerning industries such as: telecom, energy and Infrastructure, healthcare, renewables, life sciences, banking, fintech, tourism, mining, automotive, aviation, sports, media and gaming.We support international and local corporations on all commercial contracts, covering manufacturing, supply, maintenance, joint venture, collaboration & partnership, online T&C, development, licensing, distribution and supply. We combine our industry and technical know-how and the business requisites of the clients.In our M&A practice, we support purchasers and seller at all stages of transactions, starting from bid preparation, seller’s or purchaser’s legal and tax due diligence, to negotiation of the transaction documents, and all the way to completion. We advise in a full range of structures, including private take over, auctions, privatizations, and demergers.

Our recent works includes:

  • Successfully advising the Turkish Çalik Holding on the transfer of shares it owned with the Albanian largest fix telecom operator ALBtelecom to the Hungarian 4iG.
  • Advising one of the largest Albanian banks on its group restructuring.
  • Advising on the merger of the fix provider ALBtelecom and its mobile subsidiary Eagle Mobile.
  • Successfully advising the largest private healthcare provider American Hospital in the acquisition of the second largest private healthcare provider.

Banking and Finance

Tashko Pustina advises corporations, commercial and investment banks, financial institutions on a wide variety of bilateral and syndicated financing and refinancing transactions, both domestic and international including highly complex cross – border transactions. In corporate lending we act for both borrowers and lenders in both Albania and Kosovo, with a unique commercial understanding of the bankability of the terms of the transactions.

When advising local and international banks in their financing projects in Albania, we assist them with matters such as: review and commenting from the local law perspective of the facility agreements, advising on suitable ways to address issues identified in the long form documentation (reps / undertakings), drafting and negotiation of security documents, advising on all security perfection measures, perfection of securities, corporate approvals of the obligor’s entry into each agreement, issuing capacity opinions on each security provider, enforceability opinions on the local law governed security documents, collecting and verifying local CPs and condition subsequent, and providing support at signing and completion.

Our recent work includes:

  • Advising a group of 5 Albanian banks on a partial re-financing (EUR 32 M) of an existing syndicated loan for an Albanian production facility.
  • Advising three international banks on a EUR 100 M financing for the acquisition of an Albanian mining company.
  • Advising an international development bank on the financing of two local banks.
  • Advising an Albanian private healthcare provider on the restructuring of an existing loan by an international development bank.
  • Advising an Albanian hospitality and leisure company on the re-financing of a EUR 20 million loan.
  • Advising 5 Albanian banks on their inter-creditor agreement for the partial refinancing of an existing syndicated facility.

Litigation & International Arbitration

The firm perfectly combines the local legal and technical expertise with an international perception with the purpose of providing professional legal services and high-quality representation for its clients in both domestic and international courts. We always evaluate in details the client’s business objectives against any legal, reputational, and business risks in order to conclude whether to follow settlement or litigation procedures. We also advise our clients on investment structuring for treaty protection.

The firm’s team comprises of knowledgeable and energetic individuals with experience in dealing with local litigation and international arbitration proceedings.

Competition & Antitrust

Tashko Pustina has developed a strong competition practice in Albania and Kosovo. Its partners and associates have advised companies operating in industries such as telecom, energy, infrastructure, banking, healthcare & life-sciences, fintech, distribution and retail on competition matters such as merger control, competition infringement, and complex agreements. We help clients structure their transactions that minimize antitrust concerns, and represent them before the competition authorities.

We work closely with many international law firms in their multi-jurisdictional filings, providing advice and representing their international clients in Albania and Kosovo.


The firm offers a full range of tax services through its tax department, addressing matters such as tax compliance, transfer pricing, tax disputes, and post transaction integration. The firm provides its clients with effective and innovative advice on M&A’s, financing, cross-border transactions, all the way to VAT and excise disputes.

The firm’s tax litigation department has successfully handled some complex cases for industries such as telecom, renewables, oil and gas, infrastructure, tourism, gaming and energy.

Real Estate

With an outstanding experience in the real estate sector, Tashko Pustina assists local and international clients with innovative advice, technical expertise, offering the clients clarity and commitment, and bringing commercial values to the transactions.

Understanding the competitive pressure of today’s real estate world, and with real estate deals becoming more complex, the firm’s practice includes acquisition and dispositions projects, financing, development projects, leasing, and property management.

Public Projects and Procurement

Our firm has a team of professionals with in depth knowledge, dedicated to advising both private business organizations and public institutions on all aspects of procurements, partnerships and concessions. We represent and advise local and international business organizations in preparing their bids and offers, or public entities in the design of auctions and project documents, and negotiation and completion of the project agreements. Sectors include: renewables, infrastructure, life sciences and healthcare, telecommunication, culture heritage.


The firm’s experts have a strong reputation in providing advice and supporting large industries in their day-to-day challenges concerning complex labour related matters.

We advise our local and international clients and investors in a wide range of employment, HR and remuneration issues and complex and high-profile projects.

The firm has a broad experience on significant corporate restructuring for Albanian large corporations, and advised on collective dismissals and collective and individual judicial processes. The firm also advises in strategic employment aspects of M&A delas and in management contract negotiations.


Restructuring and insolvency is a well-established practice for the firm, whereby the partners and associates provide an in-depth advice in relation to the local laws and regulatory framework, with a practical attitude and solution-based approach.

In Kosovo, the experts of Tashko Pustina have served as professional service providers and liquidation administrators for some hundreds of socially owned enterprises under liquidation.

Data and Data Protection

Cyber security and effective data protection management have become extremely important in today’s world with the development of technology and digitalisation. Successful business models now face certain risk in connection with the malmanagement and protection of data.

Our team is specialized in data protection laws and regulations and we support our clients and international companies exposed in Albania and Kosovo markets.

We advise our clients in matters such as: compliant data handling, data security and cyber security, employee data protection, data protection compliance, investigations in case of legal breaches, data protection requirements in transactions, data transfer and processing, and data protection requirements and assessments for FinTech.