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  1. Dispute resolution
  2. Leading individuals

Leading individuals

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    • Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla - LPA-CGR
    • Mohammed Chemloul - Chemloul & Associés
    • Amine Ghellal - Ghellal & Mekerba
    • Ali Mokrane - CMS

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CMS represents clients in commercial litigation, contentious tax matters and international arbitration. Practice head Ali Mokrane and Samir Sayah are the names to note.

Chemloul & Associés holds a strong reputation for international arbitration, with commercial and civil litigation also being core strengths of the practice. Mohammed Chemloul is ‘first-class’.

Ghellal & Mekerba’s ‘very knowledgeable and experienced’ dispute resolution lawyers act on high-profile contentious matters, with a strong showing in civil, commercial and administrative matters. Amine Ghellal has experience as a member of the International Arbitration Institute and is, according to one client, ‘the best arbitrator in Algeria’.

Aidoud Law Firm handles a mix of disputes including those pertaining to tax and custom law, maritime law and various intellectual property rights. Mahmoun Aidoud is the leading figure.

Bennani & Associés LLP recently assisted Shouguang Fushi Wood with pre-claim procedures and settlement of a €7m claim against Afrique du Bois and represented Hikma Pharmaceutical in an IP dispute. Mourad Seghir leads the practice.

Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi is particularly recommended for construction and energy-related disputes. Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou and Ahmed Djouadi possess considerable experience.

Oil and gas industry specialist Hamza Law Office receives instructions on a range of energy and construction related disputes, with Mustapha Hamza regularly involved in arbitrations.

In 2017, LPA-CGR significantly strengthened its Algerian litigation practice with the hire of Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla from Lanouar Partners, enhancing the firm’s reputation for national and international arbitration. The group is headed by Alain Gauvin and acts for ministries and authorities, public enterprises, multilateral banks, international groups, financial institutions and industrial concerns. Areas of expertise include banking and finance litigation, shareholder disputes and professional liability.

Lanouar Partners continues to service clients including Lafarge and Novo Nordisk on litigation matters. Notably, the firm represented Technip in a $1.6bn arbitration brought by Sonatrach. Mohamed Lanouar is the key figure. Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla joined LPA-CGR.

Yamina Kebir of Law Office Yamina Kebir is a member of the Algerian Bar authorised to appear before the Supreme Court and the Conseil d’Etat of Algeria. She handles litigation matters for a number of corporate clients, including Sucden Financial and Sophimex.

Ben Abderrahmane & Partners is highly rated for its strength in international arbitration, particularly construction and energy cases. Dahman Ben Abderrahamane is the key figure.

Bouchaib Law Firm has strong trial experience in both civil and administrative matters. Adnane Bouchaib is recommended.

IP specialist Cabinet Boukrami In cooperation with Saba & Co. IP advises on the full spread of patent, trade mark and copyright litigation.

Cabinet Sator is known for its expertise in IP disputes. Mohamed Sator and Maya Sator are the key figures.

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