Navigating Albanian Law with Precision

Antitrust & Competition

Understanding antitrust and competition rules is a necessary and prudent part of any successful business strategy in today's global economy. 

These laws are complex, but they govern a broad range of business conduct: interaction with competitors; obtaining and maintaining a dominant market position; forming supplier and customer arrangements; participation in trade associations; conduct in joint ventures and corporate mergers and acquisitions. Indeed, these laws have the potential to impact virtually every aspect of a company's business plan and activities in the marketplace.

Whether your company is large or small, if it is considering forming a business alliance, moving into a new market, taking a new tack with its competitors, implementing a new production, marketing or distribution strategy, or growing through corporate development, advice concerning the requirements of antitrust and competition laws is essential. The risks and consequences of non-compliance can be severe.

CLO Legal Solutions offers extensive experience and expertise in antitrust and competition law.

The firm regularly advises on:

  • abuse of dominant position;
  • cartel matters;
  • manufacturing controls;
  • merger control proceedings;
  • misleading advertising and marketing;
  • pricing and distribution practices;
  • restrictive trade practices and agreements;
  • Transactions leading to concentration.

Legal services also include merger notification to Albanian antitrust authorities and representation of clients in monetary fine proceedings.

The firm also provides full support services in the event of Competition authority inspections.

Interestingly the competition law in Albania has grown into a more aggressive supervision of market behaviour. Competition law no longer is a formal, abstract concept but a real set of rules that is enforced on market participants.

Companies cannot afford to ignore the competition rules, whether they are undertaking a merger, joint venture or acquisition, participating in an association with their competitors or entering into distribution or licensing agreements.

Our experience involves:

  • Application of national or international merger control rules, including managing the regulatory; process before the Competition bodies in the Republic of Albania;
  • Notification of transactions to the regulator in order to seek clearance where this is necessary;
  • Negotiating of terms such as exclusivity, non-competition and pricing in the light of the competition rules;
  • Making complaints to the authorities about abuse of dominance and defending such allegations of competitors;
  • Defence of companies and their management in cartel proceedings. 

For further information about our antitrust and competition services or to discuss a particular matter in more detail, please contact us on +355 42 22 0022; +35567 60 00 020  or  

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CLO Legal Solutions  

[t]: + 355 42 22 0022        
[t]: + 355 67 60 00020
[t]: + 355 69 40 85 520  

Office Address:  

 “Bajram Curri” Boulevard,
Building n. 110
5th Floor, 1022
Tirana, Albania