Public takeovers in Albania are regulated by Law 10236/2010. The law applies to publicly declared offers to obtain ownership of securities issued by a public company, and lays out rules relating to the conditions and procedures for taking control of public joint stock companies eligible to participate in a public takeover. There are no restrictions with respect to the nationality of such companies.
Albanian legislation recognises only mergers between companies with their principal place of business in Albania. However, a draft law on cross-border mergers was recently introduced for discussion. The law aims to establish the terms, procedures and legal effects of a cross-border merger between at least one Albanian company and a company with its principal place of business in an EU member state.