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    • Amar Benafla - Bourabiat Associés

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CMS leverages its international network to pack a punch in cross-border deals, but it also acts for domestic clients on local matters. The firm advises on the full spread of corporate law with notable strength in joint ventures, corporate restructurings and M&A. Among its recent highlights, Samir Sayah advised a European pharmaceuticals company on a joint venture agreement. Amine Sator is also recommended.

Chemloul & Associés’ corporate practice is considered to be among the market’s best, and has the ‘ability to get deals done’. The firm acts for a diverse mix of local and foreign clients, with particular expertise in the telecoms, pharma-ceuticals and energy fields. Managing partner Mohammed Chemloul is highly sought for advice.

Ghellal & Mekerba acts for an enviable roster of foreign clients, with strong showings in the telecoms, healthcare and energy sectors. The firm advises on the full lifecycle of corporate matters, from incorporation through to joint ventures and M&A. Amine Ghellal and Sid Ahmed Mekerba are the key contacts.

Clients value Gide Loyrette Nouel’s ‘in-depth knowledge in Algeria’ and its ‘real local presence’. In particular, ‘top lawyerSamy Laghouati has ‘good industry knowledge’. His recent mandates include advising Philip Morris International on its indirect acquisition of an Algerian company. Rym Loucif is also recommended.

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

Morocco-headquartered Bennani & Associés LLP leverages its robust regional platform to specialise in cross-border mandates. Mourad Seghir recently advised a German vehicle manufacturer and its local distributor on a car factory in Algeria.

Bouchemla Lanouar et Associés impresses clients with its ‘good understanding of the issues’. The firm’s membership of DLA Piper’s Africa network ensures a steady flow of inbound deals and it recently advised an Italian client on a joint venture with Ramdane Group. Mohamed Lanouar is ‘very experienced’, of counsel Mounir Ait Belkacem is ‘a problem-solver’ and Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla is also recommended.

At Bourabiat Associés, Foued Bourabiat has established himself as ‘a key partner for foreign firms’ due to his ‘strong service levels and good knowledge’. Highlights included advising a private equity firm on a significant share acquisition. Senior associate Amar Benafla is also extremely active.

DS Avocats’ Vincent Lunel is ‘immersed in the local market’. Among Lunel’s highlights, he advised a global life sciences company on the establishment of a new subsidiary in Algeria. The firm has also recently advised on a range of restructurings, joint ventures and share purchases.

Another local firm with strong international connections, Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi is the associate office of Dentons. Energy-related matters are a notable focus of the practice, which is headed by name partners Ahmed Djouadi and Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou.

LPA-CGR has an impressive track record of corporate work in Algeria, but the loss of star name Vincent Lunel to DS Avocats in 2016 was a blow. Mohamed Chehat is a key contact.

Cabinet d'Avocats Samir Hamouda is a respected player in Algeria, due to the reputation of ‘leading lawyer’ Samir Hamouda. The firm specialises in tax and foreign investment issues.

Law Office Yamina Kebir acts for a strong roster of foreign clients, particularly European companies, on employment law and general corporate matters. Yamina Kebir is ‘very experienced’.

Aidoud Law Firm routinely advises on a range of foreign investment, customs law and tax matters.

In addition to its specialist IP practice, Badri Cabinet for Intellectual Property Algeria advises international clients on investments.

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 incorporation, contract negotiation, benefits agreements and tax law. The telecoms, pharmaceuticals and energy sectors are key sources of work.

Cabinet Boukrami In cooperation with Saba & Co. IP utilises its broad international footprint to provide regional access to foreign clients seeking to prosecute, register and enforce IP rights across North Africa.

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

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