Founding Partner Perparim Kalo has returned to his eponymous firm Kalo & Associates after serving for two years as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of Albania.
Kalo established the firm in 1994 and served as its Managing Partner until December 2020 when he was appointed to the court. "His appointment makes history as only now the Constitutional Court is functional, after two years and a half of dysfunction due to the missed quorum required by law," stated a Kalo & Associates press release announcing his appointment on December 28, 2020, adding that his "appointment does also mark the satisfaction of the sole precondition imposed on Albania for opening the integration negotiations with EU. This high-level appointment is an appreciation for his contribution, not simply as a lawyer, but also as a man with additional values, including involvement in social affairs like Corporate Social Responsibility, support for art and culture, civil society causes, etc. Many lawyers who have been working in the firm see this appreciation as appreciation for them, too."
When he moved to the Constitutional Court, Kalo passed on the reigns to Co-Managing Partners Aigest Milo and Eni Kalo.
In 2017, Kalo received the CEE Legal Matters Market Makers award, being identified by peers as being most influential, most important, most uniquely responsible for having created Albania’s modern commercial legal market.