Arlind Zeqiri, M.A.

Business Development Director, Senior Expert Counsel at LGP

Arlind Zeqiri, M.A.

Function: Business Development Director, Managing Partner LGP Project Solution And Managing Partner at Lansky, Ganzger, Zeqiri + Partner Doo Skopje
E-Mail: arlind.zeqiri@lansky.at
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Correspondence: Albanian, Macedonian, English, German, Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Turkish

With ARLIND ZEQIRI, M.A., former Minister for Foreign Investments of the Republic of North Macedonia, LGP has won a renowned expert for economic policy in South-East Europe. As member of the government, he acted at the strategic interface between local companies, potential foreign investors, and government agencies. His main areas of expertise are development and implementation of investment promotion strategies, regional development, economic systems of the European Union, environmental policy, economic diplomacy, economic reforms. His expertise is reinforced by the versatile skillset providing a long-standing and successful relationships with key clients. He also enjoys significant, active, and current expertise in advising clients in business legal issues, well applied in a wide array of jurisdictions.

Arlind`s practice specializes in real estate and construction, energy, mining, mergers & acquisitions, and as part of LGP Skopje, he was involved in several big scale projects in the SEE region, acting as a lead or specialty counsel in large numbers of cross-border and domestic transactions, connecting developers, landers, investors, and authorities. He had the leading role in the acquisition process of three of the largest mines, located in Albania, Kosovo, and Bosnia & Herzegovina. 

Lately his practice is focused on energy, where he covers the full spectrum of the industry from conventional generation and renewables through to hydrogen, and energy infrastructure. 

Besides mining and energy, Arlind has also vast experience in the construction sector, as well as in the automotive industry, telecommunications, ICT, finance, and insurance, etc. 

Arlind Zeqiri’s professional career has led him from the State University of Tetovo (North Macedonia) to the North-West Chamber of Commerce of the Republic of North Macedonia, the Agency for Foreign Direct Investment and Export Promotion of the Republic of North Macedonia - Invest in Macedonia (in Bern, Switzerland) and then to the top of the Ministry for Foreign Investments of the Republic of North Macedonia. At the beginning of his career, Arlind Zeqiri was active as a consultant for regional development and international investments in Germany and Austria. 

Arlind Zeqiri completed his law studies at the Southeast Europe University (SEE) in Macedonia (BSc) and Diplomacy and Strategic Studies at the International University of Vienna (M.A.). He has been admitted to the bar in Skopje since December 2012. 

Fields of activities

  • Foreign Direct Investments 
  • Strategic Institutional and Government relations
  • International Trade
  • Public Procurement and State Aid
  • Project Development & Finance Consultancy
  • Project Finance and Investment Incentives 
  • Mining & Metals
  • Telecommunication
  • Energy Law
  • Corporate Law and M&A 
  • Real Estate and Construction Law

Education

  • 12/2012 Bar exam (Skopje, Macedonia) 
  • 10/2002–05/2007 South East European University Tetovo, diploma in law with specialisation in criminal law, human rights, international law, European Union law, international criminal law
  • 09/2010–05/2011 John Naisbitt University Belgrade (Univerzitet Megatrend), master's degree in macroeconomics and regional economics, with a focus on European Union economies, environmental policy, economic diplomacy
  • 03/2007–05/2010 International University Vienna (IU), master's program

Professional experience

  • 05/2016–06/2017 Government of the Republic of Macedonia, Minister for Foreign Investments:
    • Acted as strategic interface between domestic companies, potential foreign investors, and public authorities
    • Developed and implemented strategies to promote investments
    • Supported foreign investors during investment phase and approval procedures
    • Promoted the image of Macedonia as business location
    • Promoted reforms aimed at further developing an investor-friendly environment
  • 09/2013–05/2016 Agency for Foreign Direct Investment and Export Promotion of the Republic of Macedonia, Head of the International Office in Bern (Switzerland)
  • 04/2012–09/2013 Agency for Regional Development Tetovo, Economic Chamber of North-West Macedonia, Head of the Office
  • 04/2012–09/2013 State University of Tetovo, teaching assistant specialising in private international law, international law, political systems, international organisations, development policies and economy
  • 03/2012–09/2013 LANSKY, GANZGER + partner, Regional Manager Macedonia
  • 03/2011–09/2013 König Rechtsanwälte, Regional Manager SEE
  • 06/2007–04/2012 Consultant for regional economic development and foreign investment in Germany and Austria (DIWI Consult International), intern at the OSCE Secretariat and the Embassy of the Republic of Macedonia in Vienna

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