Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon


Algeria > Commercial, corporate and M&A > Law firm and leading lawyer rankings


Index of tables

  1. Commercial corporate and M&A
  2. Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals
  4. Next generation lawyers

Leading individuals

  1. 1
    • Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla - LPA-CGR
    • Foued Bourabiat - Bourabiat Associés
    • Mohammed Chemloul - Chemloul & Associés
    • Amine Ghellal - Ghellal & Mekerba
    • Mustapha Hamza - Hamza Law Office
    • Rym Loucif - LPA-CGR
    • Amine Sator - CMS

Next generation lawyers

  1. 1

Who Represents Who

Find out which law firms are representing which Commercial, corporate and M&A clients in Algeria using The Legal 500's new comprehensive database of law firm/client relationships. Instantly search over 925,000 relationships, including over 83,000 Fortune 500, 46,000 FTSE350 and 13,000 DAX 30 relationships globally. Access is free for in-house lawyers, and by subscription for law firms. For more information, contact


Bourabiat Associés has expertise in assisting sponsors and financial institutions in the oil and gas, mining, power and water industries with company formation, M&A, disposal of assets and shareholder relations among others. Managing partner Foued Bourabiat, assisted by senior associate Amar Benafla, recently led advice on Kapsch CarrierCom’s rail sector joint venture project with a state-owned company as well as Actis’ acquisition of an equity stake in Medis Group.

CMS’ local and international standing attracts a steady stream of instructions from international clients, particularly related to complex cross-border deals and servicing domestic clients on local matters. Samir Sayah recently assisted a client with the distribution and promotion of pharmaceutical products and Amine Sator advised pharmaceutical companies on tax and restructuring matters.

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s corporate lawyers are valued for their ‘excellent service’ as well as for ‘making themselves available at short notice and providing a quick turnaround time’. The team recently acted for Volkswagen on a project with Sovac and advised IPIC on regulatory issues related to its $125bn merger with Mubadala Development. Samy Laghouati has ‘excellent inside knowledge of the Algerian legal framework’. Rym Loucif joined LPA-CGR in 2018.

Bennani & Associés LLP provides companies and public entities with advice on M&A, joint venture agreements, privatisations and restructuring matters. Recent work highlights include advising Sovac on the assembly plant joint venture project with Volkswagen and assisting John Deere in relation to its distribution activity in Algeria. Managing partner Mourad Seghir leads the practice.

Chemloul & Associés possesses expertise in the telecoms, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors and is held in high regard for corporate and commercial work. Mohammed Chemloul leads the team.

Ghellal & Mekerba handles a range of corporate and commercial matters, including contract negotiation, investment vehicle creation and corporate filing. The firm is active in the existing Algerian privatisation process. Amine Ghellal is the key contact.

Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi is an associate office of Dentons and has a strong reputation for its corporate work, with notable expertise in the oil and gas industry. Name partners Ahmed Djouadi and Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou lead the practice.

A consistent performer’, Hamza Law Office enjoys a strong reputation locally for corporate deals. Mustapha Hamza is widely regarded as being one of the market’s leading figures, with the telecoms, energy and defence sectors all being areas of expertise.

LPA-CGR has an impressive track record of corporate work in Algeria, acting for ministries and authorities, multilateral banks, international groups and industrial concerns among others. Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla, who has considerable experience in international commercial contracts, IP and arbitration, joined from Lanouar Partners. Alain Gauvin heads the team. Rym Loucif was a new arrival in 2018 from Gide Loyrette Nouel.

Lanouar Partners provides commercial and corporate advice to international high-profile clients such as GlaxoSmithKline, Renault and Pfizer. Mohamed Lanouar, Mounir Ait Belkacem and Arezki Djadour are the key contacts.

Cabinet d'Avocats Samir Hamouda is a respected player in Algeria, due to the reputation of the highly regarded Samir Hamouda. The firm specialises in tax and foreign investment issues and regularly advises oil and gas clients on local corporate law issues.

Law Office Yamina Kebir advises a number of high-profile multinational clients including British Airways, Mars and Cojaal on Algerian law: the group assists with the incorporation of Algerian subsidiary companies, joint ventures, distribution contracts and day-to-day legal operations. Yamina Kebir is the key contact.

Aidoud Law Firm routinely advises on a range of foreign investment, customs law and tax matters. Mamoun Aidoud is the key figure.

Ben Abderrahmane & Partners is an independent regional law firm with platforms in Algeria, Libya and Morocco. Dahman Ben Abderrahmane is recommended for foreign investment issues.

At Benslimane Avocats & Conseils, name partner Samir Benslimane advises Maghreb Invest Algerie on corporate matters on an ongoing basis. The firm is a member of Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s Africa Law Institute network.

Bouchaib Law Firm regularly advises clients on foreign investment issues such as company incorporations, contract negotiation, benefits agreements and tax law. The telecoms, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors are key sources of work.

Experienced and well connected’, Haroun & Associés is recommended for corporate work due to the distinguished reputation of ‘market doyen’ Ali Haroun.

Press releases

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • New Legislation Reduces Maximum Weekly Working Hours in Korea

    *For better understanding of this article with other graphics , we highly recommend you to visit our firm's website as below.
  • Supreme Court Renders Decision Calling for “Gender Sensitivity” in Sexual Harassment Cases

    Amid the widespread attention that sexual harassment/violence in the workplace has received due to international movements such as the “Me Too” movement, the Supreme Court of Korea has recently rendered a significant decision on the need to reform the judicial system’s approach to sexual harassment cases.
  • Geographical Indications Of Origin In Serbia: Where The Past Fuels The Future

    This article was written by Dragomir Kojić, Partner ⃰, and Tamara Bubalo, Associate ⃰, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine. To see the original article, please follow this link.
  • Striving Towards the Black Gold

    This article was written by Petar Mitrović, Partner ⃰, and Nikolina Kažić, Associate ⃰, and was originally published in Issue 5.2 of the CEE Legal Matters Magazine To see the original article, please follow this
  • Montenegro To Publish A Tender For A 200 MW Solar Power Plant

    The Montenegrin Government plans to publish a tender for the lease of state land for the purpose of constructing a solar power plant in the municipality of Ulcinj. According to the announcement, the tender envisages a total of 6,621,121 square meters of land for the planning, construction, exploitation, and maintenance of a solar power plant at Briska gora, in the very south of Montenegro.
  • Laying the Foundations: ZF Group Building a Factory in Serbia

    The Karanović & Nikolić team, led by Senior Partner Marjan Poljak and Senior Associates ⃰ Ana Stanković and Ana Luković, advised ZF Friedrichshafen on the project of opening an electric vehicle parts factory in Pančevo, Serbia. The German company, a global leader specialising in the design, research and development, and manufacturing activities in the automotive industry, laid the foundations and began construction on 21 June 2018.
  • Harmonising the GDPR in Mauritius

    Mauritius is the first country in the southern hemisphere to have recently revamped its data protection legal regime by repealing the previous Data Protection Act 2004 (" DPA 2004 ") and adopting a new law, namely the Data Protection Act 2017 (" DPA 2017 ") following the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (" GDPR ") in the European Union. 
  • Listing on the Emerging Companies Market of the Cyprus Stock Exchange

  • DORDA advises on the acquisition of Austrian office properties Denk Drei

    Stefan Artner , Partner and Head of the Real Estate Practice Group, and real estate attorney Klaus Pfeiffer of DORDA advised Austrian Real Estate Development GmbH ( ARE , a subsidiary of Bundesimmobilien-Gesellschaft, the Austrian privatization agency) on the acquisition of the Denk Drei office properties from IC Development . The successful closing of the forward purchase transaction took place on April 30, 2018. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price.
    - Dorda
  • A closer look at Settled Status for EU citizens

    Following the release of more details of the UK Government’s scheme for a streamlined application process to grant EU citizens in the UK settled status to safeguard their position following the UK’s departure from the EU, our EEA immigration solicitors here at OTS Solicitors take a look at the post-Brexit position for EU nationals and what the settled status scheme entails in more detail.

Press Releases worldwide

The latest news direct from law firms. If you would like to submit press releases for your firm, send an email request to