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Editorial

Index of tables

  1. Banking, finance and capital markets
  2. Leading individuals
  3. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

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    • Adnane Bouchaib - Bouchaib Law Firm
    • Foued Bourabiat - Bourabiat Associés
    • Alain Gauvin - LPA-CGR
    • Amine Ghellal - Ghellal & Mekerba
    • Mustapha Hamza - Hamza Law Office
    • Samir Sayah - CMS

Next generation lawyers

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Ghellal & Mekerba is regarded as a ‘top choice for finance’, with founding partner Amine Ghellal having an outstanding reputation for handling many of the market´s biggest international project finance matters across the construction, transport, telecom and energy sectors. Maya Ghellal and Mahieddine Raoui are other key figures.

Bouchaib Law Firm regularly advises clients on regulatory aspects of banking, finance and capital markets work in Algeria and is particularly active for development finance institutions. In a recent highlight the group acted for a foreign client on the financing of a desalination plant.

Bourabiat Associés assists banks and other financial institutions, funds and sponsors with financing transactions and has particular expertise in project financing and bond issuances; practice head Foued Bourabiat and senior associate Amar Benafla are also adept at advising on OHADA law and often act in multijurisdictional Islamic financings. Clients include Arab Petroleum Investments.

CMS’ banking and finance department in Algeria is headed by managing partner Samir Sayah; the group advises banks, insurance companies and corporate borrowers on corporate lending, regulatory concerns and structured finance projects, as well as assisting with restructuring matters for international clients.

With ‘strong experience in project finance’, Hamza Law Office is held in high regard for its banking and finance offering. Mustapha Hamza is a ‘strong lawyer who can effectively navigate the local terrain’.

LPA-CGR’s Algeria team is particularly active in asset financing, regulatory matters and capital markets operations. Alain Gauvin, who heads the firm’s Casablanca and Algiers offices, works on financing, restructuring and market transactions for financial institutions, banks, development agencies and government bodies.

Aidoud Law Firm acts for foreign organisations looking to invest in Algeria and is regularly instructed by international law firms to provide local law advice for the purposes of cross-border projects. Mamoun Aidoud is the key contact.

Mourad Seghir of Bennani & Associés LLP recently advised UniCredit on the consequences of the worldwide reorganisation of the client’s operations and pending issued bank guarantees. The practice also advises clients on how to move funds to and from Algeria.

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