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LGP Skopje is the North Macedonia branch of international business law firm Lansky, Ganzger + partner (LGP). Through its offices in Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan) and Skopje (North Macedonia), and lawyers from 20 nations, LGP assists clients in economic, legal, political and country-specific questions for markets in the European Union, CIS, the Western Balkans (SEE), and China.

LGP is renowned for its specific and unique products, as it provides full-service offerings as deal counsels and investment facilitators, assisting investors with their business development activities, facilitating transactions and linking project developers with investors, and supporting economic and business linkages between the Western Balkans region and Central Europe and beyond.

LGP solves a wide range of legal issues in day-to-day business life through its partners, associates and consultants of different seniorities who have both public and private sector experience.

Our expertise is focused in the following areas and industries:

Construction and Infrastructure

The LGP team for real estate law and construction law is ideally structured for the real estate market in the eternal cycle between hype, crisis and recovery. We advise private and institutional investors, property developers and project developers, brokers, property managers and private individuals.

LGP successfully supported clients in the implementation of large infrastructure projects, as well as industrial and commercial investment projects. Our services offer support from tendering and financing through questions of environmental and civil law pertaining to the approval of projects.

Energy and Natural Resources

In recent years, the increased use of renewable energy resulted a large number of legal questions emerging in energy sector. LGP advises energy companies, investment funds, governments and developers on all types of energy projects. We assist with getting permits and approvals, licensing, power purchase and transmission, and finance and construction. Our experts provide full support starting from preparation and negotiation of engineering agreements, construction contracts, equipment supply agreements, power purchase agreements, transmission agreements and interconnection agreements.

Business and Strategic Partnerships

Our clients can benefit from fresh partnerships, and we’ve built up a large network of diverse, well-established connections in different industries and sectors that support access and gathering information central to the success of business ventures.

LGP Services encompasses extensive communication services, facilitating contacts and communications with potential partners, distributors and assistance in establishing and structuring the partnerships, and other aspects defined in conjunction with the client.

Regardless of the partnership’s goals, the process of finding the most attractive companies for negotiations is as follows:

  • understanding of clients product/service and its needs;
  • determining the potential for cooperation with targeted companies;
  • narrowing the potential partners down to a specific list and defining the timeline of activities;
  • establishing relations with high representatives of the targeted companies and conducting negotiations to work out the details of their potential collaboration until the final signing of an agreement.

Food Industry

LGP provides legal advice for food business operators related with the technicalities of food regulations and the conditions of food production and retailing. Our clients include manufacturers, industry players, retailers and we furthermore closely collaborate with experts from professional associations.

Media and Telecommunications

We advise national and international clients on all questions regarding media and telecommunications law. Our clients always profit from the firm's integrated advisory approach. Lansky, Ganzger + partner collaborates with PR experts who specialise in Litigation PR and possess the necessary expertise and in the media industry and telecommunications sector.

IP & IT

LGP supports full coverage of services in this area from designing licence agreements under copyright law, advising on questions regarding the ability to protect one's own services, or representation in court due to copyright or trademark law infringements. Furthermore, we advise clients on national and international trademark and patent matters: from application to registration and the prosecution of infringements.

The internationality and interdisciplinarity of the firm also prove to be a special advantage for clients, as we also tend to our clients' interests in the area of IT law: Preparation of General Terms and Conditions, license and software agreements, provider agreements and production advice, as well as legal questions on eCommerce and data protection.

Wealth Management and Assets Protection

LGP supports entrepreneurs, private individuals, family-run companies and family offices, and individuals from a host of different cultures.  These services cover a wide range of legal areas from corporate law, capital markets law and banking law, to inheritance and family law, real estate law and criminal law. If necessary, our litigators can appear before courts and the authorities.

LGP collaborates with wealth managers and tax experts from across its global network of partners to create a comprehensive financial plan to benefit our clients.

Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies

Our Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies team specializes in offering all-round support to financial services providers, fintechs and users of blockchain technology.

We support our clients with legal advice on financing, structuring, developing and launching blockchain applications, legal advice on tokenizations, especially security token offerings (STO).

Our team has the required expertise to perform compliance checks of the blockchain solutions used within a company and development, implementation and review of compliance management systems (CMS), such as in preventing money-laundering.

LGP provides support on structuring overseas transactions and can provide assistance on capital measures, regulatory advice and representation vis-a-vis supervisory authorities as well as assistance with market launch (EU, Austria, South-Eastern Europe, CIS).

Investment protection

Our investment protection services cover conscientious preparation and strategic planning, starting from identifying possibilities for investments and providing full support in greenfield and brownfield investments. We work closely with banks, financial planners, tax advisers and auditors in the development, structuring and protection of investments. When clients purchase or acquire shares, options or other financial products, or are involved in private equity or venture capital, tax burden can be reduced by selecting the appropriate structures, funds or insurance wrappers. , We support our clients in protecting of their rights and interests under local country legislation and applicable investment treaties.   

LGP’s extensive experience in investment law helps us ensure optimal planning of the proceedings when representing our clients, both in national and international judicial and arbitration proceedings.  

We are renowned in the region for resolving cross border disputes whether in international arbitration or local courts where we operate. 

LGP binds local investors with international strategic partners in different industries and performs market research, public policy research and evaluations of public policy reforms. We help at any stage of the project implementation, by aiding with business development and expansion and filling temporary capacity and competency gaps with on-hire consultants, as well as building outsourcing teams from South-East Europe to central Europe.

Our primary focus lies on what our clients really need, since we want to make sure that our services give real results and benefits to their organization. We work side-by-side with them on strategic planning, expansion to new markets and organizational transformations to create meaningful changes in their business. We offer the best strategy practices and experience, gained across many countries and industries, and our clients understand just how much they can benefit from external help and are ready to implement our suggested pragmatic solutions.

Market knowledge, economic and legal expertise from a single source

North Macedonia plays an important role for stability and growth throughout the entire SEE region. The country’s economy is resurgent thanks to stringent reforms aimed at raising its attractiveness as a business location in recent years. Furthermore, a stable interethnic peace and the long-awaited settlement of differences with its neighbor Greece have cleared the path for the opening of EU accession negotiations. These positive developments have not gone unnoticed in international financial institutions as well as with institutional and private investors.

As locally active consultants, we contribute to the positive development of North Macedonia by supporting international companies in their market entry and realizing projects with investors and local entrepreneurs. Through our cooperation with licensed attorneys at law and experts in different fields of law, we offer services that cover clients’ needs in every field of legal work.

We pride ourselves in our solution-oriented, customer-focused approach going beyond purely legal and tax advice to cover all aspects of business activities in North Macedonia. For example, we offer active support in developing business opportunities by matching investors with target partners providing project management services.

With former Minister for Foreign Investments Arlind Zeqiri, we have as part of our team one of the most well-connected and knowledgeable experts for the markets of SEE. During his time in government, he acted at the strategic interface between local companies, potential foreign investors and government agencies.