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Index of tables

  1. Banking and finance
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

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    • Mamoun Aidoud - Aidoud Law Firm
    • Adnane Bouchaib - Bouchaib Law Firm
    • Foued Bourabiat - Bourabiat Associés
    • Amine Ghellal - Ghellal & Mekerba
    • Mustapha Hamza - Hamza Law Office
    • Samir Sayah - CMS

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A top choice firm for finance’, Ghellal & Mekerba is widely lauded for its ‘sound knowledge of both transactional and regulatory law’. On the transactional side, the firm is well known for its project finance expertise, due to the preeminent reputation of founding partner Amine Ghellal. It also houses a standalone economic law group, which focuses on financial and regulatory law.

Banking and finance matters are a mainstay at Bouchaib Law Firm. The firm has a solid regulatory practice and recently advised several development finance institutions on aspects of the Algerian regulatory framework. Recent transactions include acting for a foreign client on the financing of a desalination plant.

Responsive, experienced and thorough’, Bourabiat Associés is an ‘international-standard firm’. Managing partner Foued Bourabiat recently advised a leading maritime company on its restructuring. Project finance is another focus area.

At CMS, managing partner Samir Sayah advised a major multinational during a recapitalisation transaction. The firm also acts for banks, insurance companies and corporate borrowers on a mix of lending, structured finance and various regulatory matters. The global firm’s recently announced merger with Nabarro LLP and Olswang LLP should augment its international client base.

Referral favourite Hamza Law Office has a prominent reputation for banking work, with clients reserving particular praise for its ‘strong experience in project finance’. Name partner Mustapha Hamza is ‘a strong lawyer who can effectively navigate the local terrain’.

Aidoud Law Firm is regularly instructed by foreign law firms to advise on the local aspects of cross-border transactions and also acts for a strong stable of domestic clients. Mamoun Aidoud is the key contact.

Although better known for its corporate work, Chemloul & Associés maintains an active banking and finance practice, with a strong skillset in project finance. Mohammed Chemloul is recommended.

In 2016, international law firm DS Avocats opened an office by hiring Vincent Lunel from LPA-CGR. Lunel recently advised on a substantial aviation financing.

In 2016, LPA-CGR was rocked by the departure of Vincent Lunel to DS Avocats. However, the firm’s well-established platform in the country should ensure it remains a significant player going forward. Morocco-based Alain Gauvin is a key contact for Algeria work.

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