Being one of the market leaders in North Macedonia, Polenak Law Firm continues the tradition of providing top quality legal services since the first law office bearing the name Polenak was established in 1946. This leadership is recognized by the relevant legal directories, such as Chambers Europe, Legal 500, Best Lawyers and IFLR, who rank Polenak Law Firm as a market leader in North Macedonia and a first tier law firm.

Polenak Law Firm is a full-service law firm comprising of five partners, five senior associates, two associates and five junior lawyers.

Polenak Law Firm is dedicated to understanding its clients’ objectives, maintaining confidence, and thus building long term relationships. The Firm’s attorneys are experienced practitioners devoted to serving the needs of the clients with effective and timely solutions to critical legal issues of any kind.

The strength of the Firm is developed around a variety of projects, including M&A, banking law, competition law and antitrust, energy, telecommunications, labor law, real estate and intellectual property. The number of transactions handled make it the most experienced law firm on the market in banking, project finance, M&A, privatisation processes, competition and antitrust matters, aviation, energy, telecommunications and PPP. The knowledge and practice of the Firm’s litigation lawyers in criminal, civil and commercial cases is remarkable, construing one of the Firm’s prominent benchmarks.

The client list of Polenak Law Firm comprises of international finance institutions, banks, insurance companies, tobacco business, energy, telecommunications, metals industry, construction companies, transportation companies. Over 80% of the Firm’s clients are multinational corporations and international financial institutions. Most of the Firm’s experience is practically achieved and applied in supporting international clients.

The Firm’s attorneys are able to advise in Macedonian, English, German, French, Serbian, Croatian and Russian.

The Firm’s reputation is based on strong local knowledge and international capability, receiving wider recognition by clients and relevant legal directories.

The IFLR1000 reviews the Firm as “one of the leading financial and corporate firms in [North] Macedonia”. Clients say for IFLR1000 “We are overall very content with the firm’s work in all aspects.”

According to Chambers & Partners’ sources Polenak Law Firm is a prominent player in the Macedonian corporate market, handling M&A, financing and competition law as well as commercial issues relating to employment law and IP. The Firm’s clients praise the team’s dedication to client service, with one stating: “The lawyers are responsive, and always there for the client.”

Kristijan Polenak

Kristijan Polenak

Managing partner


98 Orce Nikolov Str.
1000 Skopje
North Macedonia

Tel: +389 2 3114 737
Fax: +389 2 3120 420