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Hoxha, Memi & Hoxha

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Firm Overview: HM&H is an Albanian independent law firm with a strong focus on business law. HM&H offers the highest standard of legal advice and the team has rendered professional services to prominent international corporations investing in Albania. Since its foundation in December 2003, the firm has provided a wide range of legal services to domestic and international companies, thus acquiring an ever increasing reputation for professionalism and diligence. The firm’s lawyers have offered advice on regulatory reforms to the Albanian government and several national and international institutions particularly with regard to the drafting of policy options, laws and regulations. The firm was reorganised in 2008 as a LLC.

Main Areas of Practice:

■ Advised and assisted Vienna Insurance Group in the acquisition of controlling interest in two Albanian insurance companies, Intersign Sh.a and InterAlbanian Sh.a
■ Acted, in association with DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, as legal advisor to IFC, for the privatisation through tender procedures of four state-owned hydropower plants; total closed value of approximately EUR 110 million IT:
■ Advised and assisted Cez Albania in ICT infrastructure, software and web applications licensing/transfer agreement with electricity distribution operator of Albania
■ Assisted Aleat during the implementation of e-Trust electronic platform for the rendering of secure communication services to the citizens by the Albanian government and other public institution

■ Advised and assisted Budějovický Budvar in ‘Budweiser’ trademark litigation case against US brewer Anheuser Busch, as well as in several opposing procedures related to the registration of client’s trademarks in Albania
■ Advised and assisted CEZ a.s in trademark protection and licensing matters
■ Advised and assisted Armani Spa. in trademark infringement litigation case
■ Advised and assisted ENI Sp.a. in trademark infringement case

Media & Telecommunications:
■ Advised and assisted Agon Channel in the setup and regulatory matters for new TV Channel AGON
■ Advised and assisted Velti in regulatory requirements and structuring of SMS marketing campaigns and services
■ Advised and assisted Verizon in operation of Albanian subsidiary

■ Advised and assisted Hilton Hotels for the development of new hotel projects in Albania

■ Advised and assisted William Hill in regulatory on-line gambling matters
■ Advised and assisted APEX in regulatory gambling matters

Banking & Finance:
■ Advised and assisted Tirana Bank and Piraeus Bank Group in corporate, financial and debt restructuring deal with City Park Sh.a (ongoing)
■ Advised Banka Societe Generale Albania in drafting new set of security documents in relation to latest amendments of Albanian law on securing charges and financial collateral

■ Advised and assisted CEZ a.s and its subsidiaries in Albania in relation to regulatory matters and disputes with Albania authorities, regarding the privatisation and subsequent state commissioning of the national energy distribution operator
■ Advised and assisted Energji Ashta in the implementation of the Ashta HPP concession project
■ Advised and assisted concessionary company for the implementation of the concession related to the erection of a major Hydro Power Plant, in Kalivaç
■ Advised and assisted Italian companies in the acquisition of controlling interests in several HPP Concession projects in Albania

Utilities & Infrastructure:
■ Acted, in association with DLA Piper Weiss-Tessbach, as legal advisor to IFC, for the structuring of a new solid waste management concession project
■ Acted as advisor for Degremont during the tender procedures for the Greater Tirana Sewerage System Improvement Project

International Work: HM&H has provided legal services to prominent international clients in many industry sectors, such as insurance and banking, real estate development, tourism, hospitality and leisure, energy and utilities, mining, oil, media and advertising, communications and IT and distribution and retail.

Clients: Multinational corporations, energy companies, insurance and financial groups, telecommunication companies, hospitality companies. Some of the most prominent clients of the firm include: Sagem, Lockheed Martin,Verizon, Hilton Hotels, Vienna Insurance Group, Starwood, Verbund and CEZ a.s.
Contact: Shpati Hoxha Tel: +355 4 2 274558 Email: [email protected]

Areas of Practice

  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Corporate/M&A
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate/ Construction
  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction
  • Employment IT/ Outsourcing
  • Project Finance
  • Private Equity
  • Tax
  • TMT