Tonucci & Partners started its professional activity in Albania in 1995.
Tonucci & Partners has both Albanian and expatriate lawyers based full-time in Albania.
As such Tonucci & Partners combines the firm’s leading international experience with local expertise, language skills and knowledge of local market practices.
At present, Tonucci & Partners in Albania is:
• a leading Albanian law firm with both local and international background and expertise;
• a firm with skilled foreign lawyers based full-time in this country in order to provide clients with prompt, reliable and high-quality professional legal services of a highest standard found in the most developed worldwide economies.
The firm works fluently in the following languages: Albanian, English, Italian, Romanian, French, German, and Spanish. The documentation can be handled in any language.
Tonucci & Partners acknowledges that today’s clients may need more than just purely legal advice. Our firm is not just a general practice law firm. We also provide a variety of business consulting services aimed at facilitating the smooth entry of foreign entrepreneurs into the Albanian market and vice-versa.
Thanks to our network of local correspondents with offices located in the leading industrial and financial centers of Europe, Asia and Americas, we can promptly provide our clients with fully integrated legal assistance.
At Tonucci’s we believe in high quality, problem solving and cost effective approach, and our aim is to satisfy our clients and to help them achieve their objectives and increase their business.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE IN ALBANIA SINCE 1995
Tonucci & Partners was chosen by the World Bank to serve as sole legal advisor of the Albanian Government in the privatization of leading state-owned companies active in the strategic sectors of Oil and Gas (Armo, Albpetrol), Minerals (Albkrom) and Telecommunications (AMC and Albtelekom).Furthermore, Tonucci & Partners in Albania has actively participated in the drafting of significant Albanian legislation including the Albanian Constitution of 1995 and the Albanian Custom Code.
The “E.U. PHARE” Commission and the Albanian Government appointed Tonucci & Partners as legal advisor and coordinator on the reform and development of economic legislation in Albania.Lawyers from Tonucci & Partners regularly advise the foreign Embassies in Albania, Delegation of the European Commission to Albania and local representations of the international financial institutions on ad hoc basis.
The Firm has also assisted OSCE (Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) in several projects on legislative reforms in Albania.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Our Clients in Albania range from small and medium size companies, to large multinationals, financial institutions, banks, governmental institutions and agencies and other state-owned organizations which turn to our firm for advice on legal issues concerning both their Albanian activities and/or international operations.
We develop a close relationship with our clients and assist them in every aspect of their business in Albania providing a full range of legal services in the area of:
•Corporate and commercial,
•Mergers and acquisitions,
•Banking and finance,
•Energy, power, utilities and natural resources,
•Public procurements, tenders and concessions,
•Foreign investments, EU funds and finance (I.P.A. Instrument Pre-Accession Assistance),
•East Europe and developing countries,
•Construction, Real estate and project finance,
•Telecommunications – multimedia and information technology,
•Employment and Immigration,
•Intellectual property and data protection law,
•EU regulation and antitrust,
•Litigation and arbitration.
BUSINESS GUIDE ALBANIA
On October 21, 2010 in Tirana, the Firm celebrated its first 15 years of operations in Albania. The guest of honor was the Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania. Other participants included foreign Ambassadors to Albania along with key representatives in the Albanian business community. Tonucci & Partners Albania published the Business Guide Albania in celebration of the 15th anniversary of its professional activity in Albania and regularly update the Business Guide. The last version in pdf format is available on our web site atwww.tonucci.com