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 & Partners , The Legal 500, Best Lawyers and IFLR1000, 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 four partners, two senior associates, three 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, labour law, real estate and intellectual property. The number of transactions handled makes 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, the tobacco industry, 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:
“Maximum dedication and very professional approach in their legal support for the need of our company.”
“High quality legal service, responsiveness and professionalism.”
“Very good – probably the best in the market; good value for money.”
“Excellent and professional.”
According to Chambers & Partners’ sources, Polenak Law Firm is a market leader in North Macedonia, assisting clients with M&A transactions, project financing and due diligence. The team is highly experienced in advising international corporates and financial institutions. Moreover, the firm’s dispute resolution practice is highly experienced with particular strength in commercial and financial disputes. The team comes highly recommended by clients, with one deeming it to be “the best general corporate firm in North Macedonia.” “They are really pragmatic and responsive,” a client says, adding: “We really like working with them.”
The Legal 500 says “Polenak Law Firm’s team provides ‘value-for-money’, covers M&A, banking, antitrust and competition, energy, telecoms, aviation, labour law, IP and real estate.”
‘The team is well equipped and provides high-quality service and there is always at least one member who can satisfy clients’ needs’.
‘Great local expertise and independence’.