The venture capital financing in Macedonia is under-developed. The first investments in start-ups from venture capital firms have occurred just recently. Our client is an EUR 40 million venture capital fund that is focused at investing in technology start-ups on the Balkans. During 2016 this VC fund has invested in two Macedonia IT start-ups. We have provided full legal support to the VC fund in those investment projects, including:
We have advised an international investment fund about the Macedonian securities regulations. One particular analysis that we would point out is the regulatory treatment of equity holdings in banks when such holdings are held by different funds that are managed by common asset manager
The IT sector in Macedonia is very dynamic. In the past several years, many international IT companies have opened subsidiaries in Macedonia because there are high quality software programming engineers in Macedonia, while the salary levels are relatively low, compared to the western markets.
We have provided legal support for the set-up of the business operation in Macedonia of several high profile international IT companies. Our services covered:
We are specialised in preparing of contracts related to IT services, in accordance with the international best practices and the applicable Macedonian regulations. For our clients we have prepared and reviewed:
We have performed detailed legal compliance health checks of several IT companies in Macedonia. Our health check projects were focused primarily on the labour law issues specific to the IT companies (regulation of overtime work, work from home, use of recreational zones, etc.), as well as the level of compliance of the companies with all other applicable legislation in Macedonia.
We provide full scope legal support to some of the biggest IT companies in Macedonia on on-going basis. Our support includes advice on corporate and finance law issues, compliance with applicable regulations, assistance in with IT specific and other business contracts, assistance in labour law issues, representation before courts, etc.
We are the exclusive provider of legal services to the biggest international hotel brand present in Macedonia. We provide full scope legal services to the hotel on on-going basis.
Our work was especially challenging in the process of the set-up of the operations of the hotel. We provided legal support to the hotel for:
We provide legal support to a number of clients in the energy sector.
Fuels and oil derivatives
We have provided legal support for the set-up of the business operation in Macedonia of a big international customer engagement BPO company listed on the NYSE. Our services covered:
Our support to the BPO client was extended to on-going legal support on corporate and finance issues, compliance with applicable regulations, assistance with drafting and review of business contracts, assistance in labour law issues, etc.
Several international companies in the automotive industry have chosen Macedonia for realising Greenfield investments, by opening production facilities in the Macedonian Technological Industrial Development Zones. We are proud with the fact that we are the preferred legal advisor to the majority of such foreign investors.
We have provided full legal support for the set-up of the business operation in Macedonia to the biggest foreign investor in the automotive industry, who is at the same time one of the biggest employers in the country. Our services covered:
In addition, we provide on-going legal services to most of the foreign investors from the automotive industry present in Macedonia:
Papazoski and Mishev Law Firm provides on-going legal support to number of companies and foreign investors in the food and agricultural business. In this respect:
We have assisted a client in drafting of a Joint Venture Agreement with a lessor of a state-owned land in Macedonia in respect of a joint farming production.
Papazoski and Mishev Law Firm provides on-going legal support to number of companies and foreign investors in the medical business. In this respect:
Papazoski and Mishev Law Firm provides on-going legal support to number of companies and foreign investors in the mining business. Thought the years we have built strong competencies in the industry. In this respect:
We have assisted a client in a preparation and negotiation of a Joint Venture Agreement related with the exploration activities in Macedonia.
Papazoski and Mishev Law Firm has provided legal support to a number of foreign and domestic clients in the transportation business. In this respect: