|Education||Law Faculty, University of Tirana, Albania (Master of Laws, 1986); University of Paris X-Nanterre, Paris, France (Certificate of Legal Studies, 1988); University of Paris II-Pantheon Sorbonne, Paris, France (Certificate of Legal Studies, 1990)|
Lecturer of Commercial Law at Magistrate School (2001-2005). Lecturer of Comparative Law at Law Faculty. University of Tirana, Albania (1998-1999) Founder of Boga & Associates (1994). Legal Studies Department, Law Faculty, University of Tirana, Albania (1986 to 1990). Special Advisor to Ministry of Foreign Trade of the Republic of Albania (1986 to 1988). Member, Albanian National Olympic Committee. Deputy President, American Chamber of Commerce in Albania and Chairman of the Tax & Legal. Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Albania. Member, Executive Board of Club d'Affaires France-Albanie.
|Transactions ||Ministry of Finance (following the award of a public bid together with BNP Paribas S.A.) in the privatization process of INSIG, the largest state-owned insurance company in Albania. The assistance included preparation of a tax and legal due diligence of the company for Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia, preparation of the information memorandum, the confidentiality agreement, the data room, the share purchase agreement; advised in the finalization of the privatization process as a whole; EBRD and IFC in the context of acquisition of shares from INSIG and amendment of its by-laws post privatization; Penta Investments a.s, a Czech International Private Equity Fund, in connection with privatization of a state owned petrol refinery and marketing company ARMO Sh.A.; Croatian firm Industrija Nafte INA d.d., in the process of privatization of ARMO Sh.A. Involved in the due diligence process of ARMO Sh.A.; Energie Steiermark ("ESTAG") an Austrian energy company with regard to its participation in the privatization process of the Albanian Distribution System Operator (DSO); EBRD and BSTDB regarding a senior debt provided by a syndicate of lenders in the process of the privatization of Albtelecom Sh.A., the largest fixed telecommunication company in Albania; EBRD in connection with (i) the financing of Albanian companies under the framework of a EUR 250,000,000 facility for banks, non-bank financial institutions, factoring companies, consumer finance companies, mortgage companies and insurance companies operating in Albania; (ii) a participation facility with Societe Generale Albania, to finance in part, sub-loans to the long-standing clients of Societe Generale Albania (iii) a number of secured loans granted under its Western Balkans Sustainable Energy Direct Financing Facility to Albanian small and medium sized enterprises; EBRD and IFC regarding their senior secured loan facility to Vodafone Albania Sh.A; Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C, in relation to one of the biggest and the most important projects in Kosovo, that of public-private partnership of the International Airport of Pristina (the only international airport of the country). The Government of Kosovo awarded in concession the airport to the Turkish and French consortia Limak İnşaat Sanayi ve Ticaret Anonim Şirketi and Aeroports de Lyon Management and Services and therefore entered into a Public- Private Partnership Agreement for the engineering, procurement, design, construction, operation and expansion of the Prishtina International Airport with Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C a joint stock company established by the aforementioned consortia; Advising Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C, in connection with the security package related to project financing by a Turkish bank, by drafting the security package in light of the laws of Kosovo, perfecting the security and rendering legal opinions in connection with enforceability of the transaction documents, information about the legal framework applicable to the project; Advising Limak Kosovo International Airport J.S.C in connection with its day-to-day activity related to regulatory, employment issues, contracts with subcontractors, corporate governance, etc; Standard Bank Plc in Kosovo for Standard Bank Plc in connection with several loans extended to a Dubai and a local subsidiary company for financing the acquisition of an asset in Kosovo in a privatization process and the operation of such asset upon conclusion of the privatization; Conducted a legal due diligence on the asset, reviewed and participated in the process of amendment of the asset acquisition contract, tailored the security package documents related to each of the extended loans, perfected them and rendered legal opinions about their validity and enforceability; Hydroplan Green World AS the Norwegian company, with regard to its participation in hydropower plant concession projects in Albania; Alpiq Holding Ltd. a Swiss based power production company in the process of bidding and negotiating a concession agreement for designing, constructing and operating a hydropower plant in Albania; Statkraft A.S., as the co-concessionaire in the construction and operation of several hydropower plant in the south of Albania, as regards Albanian law matters and implications deriving from the Concession Agreement entered into for implementation of the above project; Stakraft Development AS, advised with regard to its participation to the bid for obtaining the concession of construction, operation and transfer of ASHTA hydropower plant; ASPIS Pronia Group, the Greek Insurance Company, concerning the legal due diligence of the Company Interalbanian Sh.A. in the framework of the acquisitions of 51% of the shares of Interalbanian Sh.A.; Tax advisor in the tax due diligence to Sigal Sh.A. and its subsidiaries in Kosovo and Macedonia; IFC regarding (i) its Guaranty Facility Agreement with the American Bank of Albania; (ii) finance projects/loans to local entities operating in the financial and manufacturing sectors; (iii) financing of the Cement Français and Korça Roof Tiles; DEG (Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsges. Mb) on Mother Teresa International Airport project; Siemens on the Rinas Airport Reconstruction project; Raiffeisen Bank regarding the implementation of the financial leasing activity; ProCredit Bank, Seament Albania, Elbasan Cement Factory, DV Albturist Hoteliers regarding tax appeals; OTP, the Hungarian bank, in the framework of its tendering process for the privatization of Savings Bank of Albania; Capitalia and Albanian Ministry of Finance (shareholders of Italian-Albanian Bank) with regard to the sale of their shares to the Italian bank San Paolo IMI (i.e. drafting and negotiating the share purchase agreement); Societe Generale Albania and its subsidiary Sogelease Albania regarding legal and tax aspects of their activity; Joint venture "J/V C.I. SARANTOPOULOS SA & COSTRUZIONI FALCIONE GEOM. LUIGI S.r.l. Shpk." in the construction of the road segment Durres - Rrogozhine, as part of the 8th corridor, under the supervision of the Ministry of Road Transport and Telecommunications; FIAS (WB and IFC) regarding "Survey on Administrative Barriers to the SME Activity"; and to the European Training Foundation (ETF/EU agency) "Supporting SME and SME Managers Project in Albania - Legal Framework Consultancy"; In the privatization of the Fushe-Kruje Cement Factory and Birra Tirana; UNYT (University of New York in Tirana) in the purchase of several land plots and the preparation of the purchase and undertaking agreement; On the purchase process of premises of Pro Credit Bank; In the Rehabilitation Project in Rail Transport (CEEC project); Sacet Srl - Legal assistance regarding the termination of Concession Contract with United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo; In the Trans Balkan project financed by the World Bank related to Albania-Macedonia-Bulgaria- Oil Pipeline (AMBO).|