Main Practice Areas
Corporate / M&A
The Corporate / M&A Department of Tashko Pustina is positioned as one of leading practices in Albania with a significant experience in the local market. Tashko Pustina advises some of Albania’s key investors in some of the largest and most important transactions, and strategic privatizations 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 complex local and cross-border transactions concerning industries such as: telecom, oil & gas, infrastructure, healthcare, tourism, construction, mining, sports, media and gaming.
Tashko Pustina advises its clients, corporations, commercial and investment banks, and financing institutions on a wide variety of bilateral and syndicated financing transactions, re-financing projects, both domestic and international including highly complex cross- border transactions.
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. The firm’s team comprises of knowledgeable and energetic individuals with experience in dealing with local litigation and international arbitration proceedings. The partners of Tashko Pustina have successfully represented their clients in some of the most complex international arbitration cases of the last decade in Albania.
The firm has a remarkable experience and know-how in the energy sector with a special focus on renewable energies. The firm advises some of the leading energy producers in the country on day-to-day basis, in matters such as regulatory framework, market and price model and calculation of energy price formula. The experts of Tashko Pustina regularly represent the Albanian Renewable Energy Association before the local regulatory bodies and international energy policy organizations. Additionally, Tashko Pustina has an outstanding experience in M&A projects concerning renewable industry; licensing and permits; and power purchase agreements.
The firm has developed a notable strong practice in telecom industry and especially in matters such as competition, M&A, regulatory framework and international arbitration. Tashko Pustina acts as the legal advisor of one of Albania’s largest telecommunication operators.
Energy and Infrastructure
The firm enjoys a distinguished experience in energy and infrastructure projects in Albania in sectors such as oil and gas exploration and exploitation, oil refining, mining, mineral enrichment, infrastructure and transport, construction and operation of energy facilities through a variety of acquisition projects, concessions, license agreements, financing and re-financing projects.
With an outstanding experience in some very complex real estate transactions, Tashko Pustina assists local and international clients with innovative advice, bringing commercial values to the transactions. The firms practice includes acquisition and dispositions projects, financing, development projects, and property management.
The firm’s experts have a strong reputation in providing advice and supporting large industries in their day-to-day challenges concerning labor related matters.
Competition & Antitrust
Tashko Pustina has developed a strong competition and antitrust practice in Albania. Its partners and associates have advised companies operating in industries such as telecom, oil & gas, banking, distribution on competition issues such as merger control, competition infringement, and complex agreements.
The practice provides clients with effective and innovative advice on matters such as mergers and acquisitions, financing, cross-border transactions, all the way to VAT and excise disputes. Our tax litigation department has successfully handled some complex cases for industries such as telecom, oil & gas, gaming and energy.
Information Technology and Intellectual Property
Tashko Pustina provides practical advice for local and international technology companies including cross-border transactions, intellectual property protection, patents, and litigation. The expertise includes regulatory and compliance matters.
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 serve as professional service providers and liquidation administrators for some hundreds of socially owned enterprises currently under liquidation.