Foreign Direct Investment  

CLO Legal Solutions has represented numerous foreign companies that have established business operations in Albania. 

This area of our practice covers an entire range of services from strategic planning to establish a business presence in Albania, including providing advice on day-to-day operations.  For a multinational or foreign company planning to operate in Albania, it is important to select the most appropriate form of business, such as wholly-owned subsidiary, joint venture, branch or liaison office. In this regard, we provide our clients advice in making such a selection, prepare all necessary documentation for any government approvals, and ensure that such approvals are obtained in a timely manner.    

Once a business entity is established in Albania, our lawyers also provide a full range of post-establishment and related services, including advice on additional capitalization, debenture issuances, public offerings, office or factory site location and leasing, and commercial agreements relating to outsourcing, licensing arrangements, manufacturing, distribution, and franchising.  

Foreign companies of all sizes and sectors have relied upon joint ventures to penetrate the Albanian market while gaining immediate local expertise at the same time. In this regard, we have extensive experience in advising on joint ventures and strategic alliances, and have advised on the major cross-border joint ventures in Albania.  In addition, we have handled many more smaller-scale joint ventures, advising foreign investors and/or domestic companies.  Given our extensive experience in establishing and providing on-going services to joint ventures, we are able to provide special insight on problems and issues that arise frequently and that the foreign investor or the domestic company should take into account, including corporate governance, minority rights, and dispute resolution, among others.  

We handle and advise foreign clients in relation of their direct investments, including:

  • Regulation of foreign investments;   
  • Structuring of investment plans;
  • Creation of legal structures (joint venture, 100% subsidiary, branch, agency), joint venture agreements, bylaws, feasibility studies, contracts and related documents;  
  • Acquisitions of companies and investments: feasibility studies regarding the projects, the quality of the partners, due diligence, memoranda of understanding, acquisition contracts, guarantees regarding assets and liabilities, contracts and related documents;
  • Acquisition of on-going businesses; 
  • Restructurings: capital increase/decrease, change of company form, merger, partial asset contribution, liquidation;
  • Assistance during negotiations

  • Monitoring of approval process and registration formalities;
  • Legal monitoring of local structures.

For further information about our services related to foreign direct investments or to discuss a particular matter in more detail, please contact us on +355 42 22 0022; +355 67 60 00 020 or  

Contact Us:

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