Associated European Energy Consultants

“Delivering European Energy Solutions”

Associated European Energy Consultants

“Delivering European Energy Solutions”

Member Infomations


Tirana, Pristina

Optima Legal & Financial

Sky Tower, Floor 8, Suite 3
AL Tirana
+355 4 222 16 66
+355 4 273 536
Contact person for AEEC matters:

Ilir Daci

1. Family Name: Daci
2. First Name: Ilir
3. Date of Birth: 05.08.1980
4. Nationality: Albanian
5. Key qualifications:

Mr. Ilir Daci is Managing Partner of Optima Legal & Financial law firm. Mr. Daci is a prominent lawyer with broad experience in energy sector, mergers & acquisitions, privatizations, restructuring, having also acted as liquidation expert for various large companies.

With 15 years of professional experience as legal consultant in Albania, Mr. Daci has been extensively involved in many similar project, including project with focus on drafting, assessments and due diligence, funded by agencies such as World Bank, IFC, USAID, GTZ, SNV, Italian Cooperation Office and more. Mr. Daci has a degree in law and is a member of Albanian Bar Association since 2004 and member of International Bar Association. He is also certified mediator since 2007.

Mr. Daci is involved in several legislative reform projects having significantly contributed to the reforms on inspection, energy efficiency, company law, social care, financial reporting and more. Mr. Daci is currently supporting the Albanian Government in a capacity building project for development of the largest gas infrastructure project in the country to date.

6. Education:
Tirana University, Law Faculty
September 1998
July 2002
Law Degree


Mother tongue



8. Professional Certification or Membership in Professional Associations:

• Certified Commercial Mediator, Centrum voor Conflicthantering (Centrum for conflict Management), Netherlands;
• Tirana Bar Association;
• International Bar Association;
• ICC Albania;
• Associated European Energy Consultants.

9. Countries of Work Experience:

Albania, Kosovo.

10. Employment Record:

2008 – present
Tirana, Albania
Optima Legal & Financial
Positions held
Founder / Managing Partner

2003 – 2008
Tirana, Albania
Kalo & Associates
Positions held
Attorney at Law

Optima Legal & Financial

Optima Legal & Financial delivers advisement from its offices in Tirana and Pristina, to public and private companies.
The firm is praised for leadership in various sectors of Albania’s legal market, particularly energy, infrastructure and corporate finance. On various occasions, we are selected for extremely complex assignments, as a result of our team high-qualified expertise and strong dedication to exceeding the required standards of professional work. An encyclopedic knowledge coupled with a deep understanding of domestic and international law, uniquely combined with the extensive experience of our people, which provide the fundamentals for success, make us a key point of reference.
We are known for a strong capacity to handle complex legal issues as well as an ability to provide clients with comfort and security, derived from our high-class service with the added reassurance of the close scrutiny and engagement of Partners in the delivery of service to clients.
By means of interdisciplinary collaboration and distinct experience within the client’s industries, the firm offers strategic and effective solutions to exceed the client’s expectations and meet their objectives. Our partners have distinguished experience in numerous and significant projects across various sectors and have provided a highly qualified representation in front of national and international adjudicatory authorities including courts and arbitral tribunals, as well as the provision of advice on large scale infrastructure and concession projects.
We have allied with various law firm groups and other professional organizations. The firm has a fantastic network of partners including magic circle firms who complement our services and allow us to deliver unparalleled assistance to our clients.

Tirana, Pristina
Accredited professionals
Dedicated departments in the field of energy
Oil, Gas, Energy and Natural Resources
Accredited professionals active in the field of energy
Other departments
Real Estate, M & A, Concessions and PPP-s, Envirnonment, Litigation, Banking, Projects, Tax, Employment, Intellectual Property
Medium-sized and large independent power producers, electricity providers, governmental agencies, public utilities and financial institutions.
A full spectrum of legal resources to represent all of clients’ interests. Interdisciplinary collaboration and distinct experience within the client’s industries, by offering strategic and effective solutions to exceed the client’s expectations and meet their objectives. Our firm strives to encourage a diverse workplace, a collegiate working environment and an unmatched dedication to inclusiveness.
Selection of references
Unbundling of Albpetrol – establishment of Albgas as gas TSO; Optima advises on corporate governance and regulatory work, licensing, permitting and certification. India Power – solar power project; Optima advises on any legal aspects of the project, including but not limited to project development, permitting, licensing, regulatory, contract negotiations. Tirex Resources – largest copper mining venture in Albania financed by EBRD; Optima advises on any aspects of the project, including but not limited to regulatory, licensing, permitting, negotiations etc. Enso hydro GmbH – hydro power plant development, supported as equity partner by IFC; Optima advised on permitting, construction, licensing, grid access, dispute resolution etc.

Publications of Optima Legal & Financial

AEEC Autumn Conference 2017

On Monday, 13 November 2017, at The Plaza Hotel in Tirana, it was held the annual Autumn Conference of AEEC. The conference was hosted by our member firm Optima Legal & Financial and moderated by AEEC Chairman Prof. Christian Held and Mr. Ilir Daci, Partner at...