Experience in privatization
Major projects
Privatization of the following companies:


1998
- “PIVARA” (Brewery) from Skopje (represented the interest of the purchaser Hellenic Bottling Company from Athens and its subsidiary company in Cyprus);
2000
- “Makedonski Telekomunikacii” (Macedonian Telecommunication company) AD Skopje (represented interest of Telekom Slovenia as interested purchaser),
2000
- IGM “PROLETER” from Vinica ( represented interest of the purchaser the company “TONDACH GLEINSTAETTEN” AG from Austria).

2003
WAZ Media Group from Essen, Germany, Representing interests of WAZ in project WAZ investment in publishing sector in Macedonia in the daily newspapers: Dnevnik, Vest and Utrinski Vesnik, Preparing Memorandums for understanding Frame Agreements, Company Agreements and representing interests of WAZ in negotiations with Dnevnik, Vest and Utrinski Vesnik.

2003
CBI Central Balkan Investments Ltd. Cyprus investment in ALFA Television Skopje.

Representing interests of CBI in preparing Share purchase agreements, company agreement in ALFA Television Skopje and in negotiations with ALFA television.

2003/2004
RH & DT Edwards Ltd. United Kingdom, participation on the tender regarding purchase of the company assets of the company FAS 11 Oktomvri Skopje.

Representing interests of RH & DT Edwards Ltd. in the tender process of the company FAS 11 Oktomvri, Skopje, regarding purchase of the company shares of that company in bankruptcy.

2005/2006
Privatization of AD ESM (distribution), participation on the tender regarding purchase of company shares.

Representing interests of CEZ (Czech company for production and distribution of electricity) in the tender process of the company AD ESM (distribution), examination of data room, preparing Due Diligence Report and giving legal advices to the client as a local legal adviser, during the entire tender process.

Acting as a local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the White & Case, Law Firm, Prague (international legal adviser to the client).

2007
Privatization of AD TEC Negotino  (distribution), participation on the tender regarding purchase of company shares.

Representing interests of Company Electrabel  (Belgian company for production of electricity) in the tender process of the company AD TEC Negotino, examination of data room, preparing Due Diligence Report and giving legal advices to the client as a local legal adviser, during the entire tender process.

Other important projects/clients

2003/2004
US Embassy in Skopje, project – construction of new US Embassy in Skopje.

Legal advising of the US Embassy in Skopje on all aspects of real estate purchase for the new embassy location in Skopje, legal examination of the subject real estate, participation in preparing conditional sale agreement on purchase of the subject real estate.

2004
Legal advising of the company Knorr – Bremse AG from Germany on the acquisition of shares into the Macedonian company MZT HEPOS EKA DOO Skopje.

2004/2005/2006/2007/2008
Signed agreement with AUSTRIA TABAK AG from Vienna on LAWYERS ANTEVSKI general representing of AUSTRIA TABAK interests in Republic of Macedonia.

2005
Legal advising of Schenker & Co. AG, Vienna, Austria regarding making changes of the managing director and changes of the company activities of its affiliate company in Skopje and general legal advice regarding its company activities in Macedonia.

2005/2006/2007/2008
Legal advising of Fuchs Petrolub AG, Mannheim, Germany regarding dismissal of the managing director of its affiliate company in Skopje and general legal advice regarding its company activities in Macedonia.

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Client  MESSER AUSTRIA GmbH from Gumpoldskirchen Austria and its established subsidiary company Meser Vardar Tehnogas dooel, Skopje

Establishing an affiliate company for the client in Macedonia and current advising of the client regarding its company activities in Macedonia in the areas of company, corporate law, commercial law and labor law.

2005
Legal advising of Porsche Austria regarding its market entry on the Macedonian market as well preparing all the necessary contracts and agreements connected with that.
2005, 2006, 2008

2005, 2006, 2008
Client TEXPORT GmbH from Salzburg, Austria

Establishing one affiliate company for the client in Macedonia in 2005 and other affiliate company for the client in 2008 in Macedonia and current advising to the client and its affiliate companies in the are of company law , corporate law, commercial, real estate law and labor law in Macedonia.  

2005/2006
Legal advising of SHCR Holding, Switzerland and Mr. Heinz Lehmann from Switzerland regarding purchase of shares in one Macedonian Limited Liability company (Hotel holder) and regarding concluding contract on take over of management over one Casino license.

2006
Legal advising of MITTAL STEEL Corporation on take over regulations of stock holding companies in Macedonia and on transfer of shares.

Acting as local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP from Brussels Belgium (International legal adviser).

2007/2008/2009
Project "Magyar Telekom/Macedonian Telecommunications AD ", internal investigation of the complete data in Macedonian Telekom AD

Legal advising of the client company "Magyar Telekom” related to examination of the Macedonian law regulations and advising regarding all aspects of processing and transferring of the personal data abroad and assistance with the logistics of the investigation of the entire data in the Macedonian Telecommunications AD (this is affiliate company of Magyar Telekom in Macedonia) in the Republic of Macedonia.

Acting as a local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the international legal adviser  White & Case LLP from Paris, France.

This project is worked together with the international legal adviser White & Case LLP from Paris, France.

2007/2008/2009
GTZ German Organization on technical support in Macedonia.

Giving legal advice on ongoing basis  and preparing relevant documents on all legal issues connected with the activities of GTZ in Macedonia.

2007
- Costa International Limited / UK

Examination of Franchise and Development Agreement and preparing a legal
opinion regarding the necessary changes and amendments to the Agreement text
in accordance with regulations in the Republic of Macedonia. In the project
collaboration with the Eversheds LLP, London as international legal adviser to
the Client.

2007
- Hunter Douglas Europe B.V., The Netherlands
Examination of License Agreement and preparing a legal opinion in order the
Agreement to comply with the regulations in Republic of Macedonia.

2007
Client Crown Agents for Oversea Governments & Administration Limited, UK
Giving legal opinion on the Macedonian regulation on the public purchase procedures in Macedonia and examination and amendments to draft Contract for measures to assist in the modernization of the Macedonian Customs Administration.

2007
Client BNP Paribas, Legal and Transaction Management Group, Paris, France

Giving legal opinion on the structured deposit transaction with Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje, regarding the validity of the transaction and examination of the documentation of the structure solution of the transaction.

2008/2009
Client ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Examination of laws and preparing for ABN AMRO Bank Pledge agreement regarding pledge over assets (tobacco) in property of pledgor, located in Macedonia.

2007/2008
Client SDMC, Skopje, - affiliate company of Taiwanese company.

Examination of the extrajudicial agreement between SDMC and Ministry of Finance of Rep. of Macedonia regarding settling all open issues between SDMC and the Government regarding the Free Trade and Development Zone Bunardzik in Skopje , participation into the negotiations regarding the agreement between the Government and SDMC and preparing the relevant documentation for SDMC for settling of the open disputes with the Government.     

Acting as a local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the international legal adviser  Wong & Co. Law Firm from Taipei, Taiwan.

2008
Client Barclay's Bank, London , UK

Examination of Macedonian laws and preparing legal opinion on OTC Commodity Derivative Transactions – Market.

Acting as a local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the international legal adviser  Law Lansky, Ganzger & Partner, Law Firm from Vienna, Austria.

2008
Client SONY Corporation, France

Examination of relevant Macedonian laws and regulations  concerning packaging & languages on the imported  products in Macedonia and preparing legal opinion.

2008
Client  Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KgaA, Germany

Examination of Macedonian laws and legal advice in to the participation of the client  into the public  procurement, tender No. 01/IK-2007 in Republic of Macedonia.Acting as a local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the international legal adviser  Law firm BNT Rechtsanwaelte from Nurnberg, Germany.

2007, 2008, 2009
Client, Casino Apolonia, Gevgelija

Advising the client related to different legal issues connected with tax law in Macedonia and related to using legal means for protection of clients interests against the state Rep. Of Macedonia in front of the International Court for protection of human rights in Strassbour.

2008, 2009, 2010
Client E & T EnergieHandelsgesellschaft GmbH from Vienna, Austria.

Establishing affiliate company of E & T  in Macedonia and ongoing legal advise for such company in Macedonia plus activities regarding application and getting permit from the competent authorities in Macedonia for issuing authorization for the E & T  affiliate company for trading with electricity in Macedonia.

2009, 2010
Client, HSE Holding Slovenske Elektrane, DOO, from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Establishing affiliate company of HSE in Macedonia and ongoing legal advise for such company in Macedonia plus activities regarding application and getting permit from the competent authorities in Macedonia for issuing authorization for the HSE affiliate company for trading with electricity in Macedonia.

2009/2010
Client NEW YORKER Textil – Grosshandels , Import – und Verwaltungsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG, from Kiel, Germany.

Advising the client on different issues regarding the labor law in Macedonia and drafting all kinds of employment contracts and power of attorneys for the management of their local company in Macedonia , required by the client.

Participation in foreign direct investment projects (green field investment)

2000/2001/2002/2004
- CBI Business and entertainment center in Skopje (represented interests of
INTERAMERICAN Athens and its subsidiary company CBI from Cyprus as
Foreign investors).

2004
BIRKART GLOBISTICS, Germany, project establishing regional Birkart Globistics logistic center in Stip, Macedonia.

Representing interests of BIRKART GLOBISTICS in preparing part of the legal documentation in the project.

2004/2005/2006/2007/2008
AVON Cosmetics Ltd. USA,
Legal advising in connection with project establishing of AVON affiliate company in Macedonia and preparing all relevant documents in connection with AVON market entry in Macedonia.

After the market entry, current advising of the client on all relevant legal issues regarding its activities in Macedonia.

2006, 2007
Project "SUN CITY" - BCI Sopiste DOO Bickhardt Bau AG (Investment value EUR 120.000.000,-)

Legal advising of the client Bickhardt Bau AG from Germany, in connection with the project "Sun City" regarding the selling of the construction land in property of the Republic of Macedonia, legal advising regarding preparing and submitting of the GUP and DUP (General Urban Plan and Detail Urban Plan), preparing of the contract for selling of the construction land, and negotiations with the Government for realizations of the Project.

2007
Participation on the Tender regarding construction of small hydro plants in Macedonia.

Representing interests of Company Electrabel  (Belgian company for production  of electricity) in the tender process, examination of the relevant documents and laws and , preparing Report to the client and giving legal advices to the client as a local legal adviser, during the entire tender process.

2007
Joint Venture Project, establishing of a new company Teteks Yarn Ltd. in Tetovo, established by two Norwegian companies and one Macedonian company. Project value EUR 1.050.000,-.

Representing interests of the foreign investors, companies Sandnes Uldvarefabrikk AS from Kvernaland, Norway and WIGGO Erichsen Holding AS from Sandnes, Norway in the Project. Preparing partnership Agreement between the foreign investors and one domestic party (company Teteks AD) and examination of the entire documentation regarding the establishing of the new joint venture company in Macedonia. Involving as a local legal adviser to the clients in collaboration with Jethro Consult from Spydeberg, Norway

2008, 2009
NTE Norway,

Project Construction of the Wind Energy Plant in Macedonia in two stages (on two different locations). Project activity: Establishing of NTE local affiliate company in Macedonia and giving advice to the client regarding running the entire procedure for granting necessary licenses  for the Project realization.

Involving of LAWYERS ANTEVSKI as a local legal adviser to the client.



Participation in credit facility agreements for project finance/loans for company financing:
1995
-Central Wechsel und Kreditbank Vienna, Austria (representing the interests of the Bank) in the loan agreement with Balkan Steel, Liechtenstein, (transaction value
10.000.000,- USD)

1996
-Central Wechsel und Kreditbank Vienna, Austria (representing the interests of the Bank) in the loan agreement with MI-DA, Skopje, (transaction value 5.000.000,-USD)

1997
-Banque Cantonale Vaudoise, Lausanne Switzerland (representing the interests of the Bank) in the loan agreement with MAK MEDIA, Skopje, (transaction value 8.000.000,- USD)

2002
-ROSBANK, Geneva Switzerland (representing the interests of the ROSBANK) in the loan agreement with Balkan Steel, Liechtenstein, (transaction value
12.000.000,- USD).

2004
- Subject: Ford Credit Examination of Loan Agreement of FCE Bank and preparing Legal Opinion 1 and 2, regarding extending loan to a Ford Dealer located in Macedonia.

2010
- Acting of LAWYERS ANTEVSKI as legal advisor FCE Bank, UK.

2004
- HSH Nordbank, Koppenhagen, Dennmark Legal advising of the client HSH Nordbank in connection with the given credit facility by the HSH Nordbank regarding the signed purchase and delivery contract between MacHydro with GE Energy (Norway).

Examination of number of agreements and preparing form of legal opinion regarding legality of various documents as Facility agreement, Power Purchase Agreement, Implementation Agreement and other agreements in connection with the signed purchase and delivery contract between MacHydro with GE Energy (Norway).

2004
- Landesbank Baden Wurttemberg, Germany advising on cross - border leasing to Macedonia and Examination and amendments in accordance with Macedonian Law of one Hire purchase agreement and one Pledge agreement.

2005
- Porsche Corporate Finance, Switzerland
Advising on different kind of financial agreements connected with financing of the activities of Porsche subsidiary in Macedonia (Porsche Macedonia) as well on the current regulations in Macedonia regarding financing.

2007
Project Galaxy
Advising lenders (lenders are different financial institutes and Banks mostly from UK) regarding preparing Facility agreement and entire security documents regarding given financing (in amount of 42.000.000,- EUR) to the Borrower Company Cable Tel AD from Sofia, Bulgaria, regarding take over of the shares in 13 Macedonian Cable Network television companies.
Acting as local legal adviser to the client (lenders) in cooperation with Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP, London,UK, (international legal adviser). 

2007-2008
Eurohold, Bulgaria
Advising the client Eurohold, Bulgaria in relation of  purchasing of majority shares and gain control over a Macedonian Insurance company, examination of Macedonian laws, negotiation and review of Share purchase agreement, preparing relevant documents for submission in front of the relevant authorities for approving the take over transaction in Macedonia.

2008
Project Moonlight
Acquisition by the company Moonlight Capital, Luxembourg of the Turkish Company called Migros in Macedonia, the majority ownership of Koc Holding. Competition advice including involving of LAWYERS ANTEVSKI in examining of relevant laws and documents regarding submission of the Notification to the Commission on protection of the competition in Republic of Macedonia regarding the subject transaction.
Acting as local legal adviser to the client (Moonlight Capital) in cooperation with Dickson Minto W.S. , London , UK, (international legal adviser). 



Prepared overviews on Macedonian laws.

2003
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on four questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, secured transactions survey, labor law and entry regulations in company law)

2003
Ernst & Young, Basel, Switzerland
Project questionnaire: Project European sell of goods laws.
Preparing overview over the Macedonian laws on sell of goods.

2003
FAZ Frankfurt, Germany.
Prepared overview on Macedonian regulations regarding foreign investments, taxation, law, foreign currency law, labor law, company law and commercial law and real estate law.

2004
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on four questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, secured transactions survey, labor law and entry regulations in company law)

2005
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on seven questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, secured transactions survey, labor law and entry regulations in company law, Licensing and Inspections Survey, Survey on Property Rights and Corporate Governance Survey)

2004, 2005
FAZ Frankfurt, Germany.
Prepared overview on Macedonian regulations regarding foreign investments, taxation, law, foreign currency law, labor law, company law and commercial law and real estate law.

2006
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on three questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, Survey on Property Rights and Corporate Governance Survey)

2007
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on three questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:
(Survey on Property Rights, Corporate Governance Survey and Dealing with Licenses)

2008
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on three questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:
(Survey on Property Rights, Corporate Governance Survey and Dealing with Licenses)

2009
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on four questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas regarding the World Bamks Doing Business Report for 2010:
(Survey on Getting Credit – Legal Rights, Survey on Starting business, Survey on Protecting Investors  and Survey on Dealing with  Construction Permits,)

2010
World Bank Group,
Preparing information’s on four questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas regarding the World Banks Doing Business Report for 2011:
(Survey on Getting Credit – Legal Rights, Survey on Starting business, Survey on Protecting Investors, Survey on Dealing with  Construction Permits and Survey on Getting Electricity)


Preparing information’s on four questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, secured transactions survey, labor law and entry regulations in company law)

2003
Ernst & Young, Basel, Switzerland
Project questionnaire: Project European sell of goods laws.
Preparing overview over the Macedonian laws on sell of goods.

2003
FAZ Frankfurt, Germany.
Prepared overview on Macedonian regulations regarding foreign investments, taxation, law, foreign currency law, labor law, company law and commercial law and real estate law.

2003
World Bank Group,


Preparing information’s on four questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, secured transactions survey, labor law and entry regulations in company law)

2004
World Bank Group,


Preparing information’s on seven questionnaires on Macedonian law in following areas:

(Insolvency survey, secured transactions survey, labor law and entry regulations in company law, Licensing and Inspections Survey, Survey on Property Rights and Corporate Governance Survey)

2004
FAZ Frankfurt, Germany.

Prepared overview on Macedonian regulations regarding foreign investments, taxation, law, foreign currency law, labor law, company law and commercial law and real estate law.


Preparing Legal Due Diligences for projects regarding company quotations on stock exchange market:

2002
Due diligence report on the Company FHL Mermeren Kombinat AD Prilep.
(representing the interests of the Pireaus Bank, Athens)

Preparing Legal Due Diligences for projects regarding company quotations on stock exchange market.

Acting as local legal adviser to the client in cooperation with the Kyriakides & Georgopoulos law firm from Athens, Greece.



Legal advising of foreign diplomatic and consular missions in Macedonia

LAWYERS ANTEVSKI legally advises following diplomatic and consular missions in Macedonia:
Austrian Embassy, Skopje,
German Embassy, Skopje,
Embassy of Switzerland, Skopje,
Embassy of Sweden, Skopje,
Royal Norwegian Embassy, Skopje,
US Embassy, Skopje.

Representing clients in front of International Arbitration Courts

In front of the London Arbitration Court

2005,2006
Representing interests of the Defendant Company Rudine MM from Skopje in the law suit of the Claimant Glencore International AG from Baar, Switzerland for the claim in amount of USD 40.758,33. This law suit was terminated with complete success for our client, the claim of the Claimant was rejected with award of the Arbitration court.

In front of the Vienna Arbitration Court

2006,2007
Representing interests of the Claimant – Company Michels Medizintechnik from Germany against the Defendant Company DOOEL Bitola Promet from Bitola for unpaid debt in amount of EUR 80.000,- plus caused damages in amount of EUR 14.952,40. Until present in this arbitration procedure the main claim in total amount of EUR 80.000,- has been totally accepted by award of the Arbitration court. Regarding the rest of the claim (on caused damages) the arbitration procedure is also finished with judgment 100% in favor of the Claimant.

2007
Representing interests of the Claimant – Company Esarom Essenzenfabrik Ges.m.b.H from Austria against the defendants Mr. Saso and Ljupco Genadiev from Tetovo and the Company Nasto International import-export DOO from Tetovo, Macedonia for unpaid debt in amount of EUR 184.179,-. This arbitration procedure has recently started and is finished.

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