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    • Adly Bellagha - Adly Bellagha & Associates
    • Maya Boureghda Chebeane - Jurismed
    • Salaheddine Caid Essebsi - Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem CE.BS.
    • Noureddine Ferchiou - Ferchiou & associés
    • Donia Hedda Ellouze - Donia Hedda Ellouze, Cabinet
    • Ghazi Meziou - Meziou Knani & associés

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Adly Bellagha & Associates handles project finance, Islamic finance and acquisition finance transactions. Adly Bellagha advised Tunisia Health Care on financing the construction of a private hospital. Ismail Ben Farhat is a key figure.

Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze’s work includes funds-related finance and acquisition finance transactions, as well as debt and equity capital markets matters. Donia Hedda Ellouze works with Meriem Belajouza Felli.

Ferchiou & associés assists domestic and international lenders with acquisition finance and asset finance transactions, including syndicated loans, and capital markets transactions, among other areas. Noureddine Ferchiou and Omar Ferchiou advised Natixis as one of the arranging banks on a $1bn Eurobond issuance by the Central Bank of Tunisia.

Maya Boureghda Chebeane is a key figure at Jurismed, whose workload covers areas such as project finance, Islamic finance and structured finance. Capital markets transactions is another area of strength.

Meziou Knani & associés is particularly active in infrastructure and project finance transactions. Elsewhere, its wider practice covers acquisition finance, real estate finance and structured finance. Ayoub Knani and Ghazi Meziou are recommended.

Abdelly & Associates North Africa assists domestic and international banks with a broad cross-section of financing transactions, regulatory initiatives and payment systems issues, among other matters. Adel Dajani is recommended.

Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem CE.BS.’s Yamen Akkari is experienced in project finance transactions, while Samia Nasri has Islamic finance expertise. Securities law expert Fakher Ben Salem and Salaheddine Caid Essebsi are also recommended.

Chafter Raouadi Law Firm handles various bank financing and securities transactions, and also associated regulatory issues. Banking litigation is another area of activity. Elyes Chafter, Zine El Abidine Chafter and Habiba Raouadi are key individuals.

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)’s Tunisia-based team works closely with members of the Paris office, including Boris Martor to advise international financial institutions and insurance companies on transactional and regulatory matters. Farès Koussay El Heni and Mohamed Raouf El Heni are notable figures. Soundès Mejdoub joined from Ferchiou & associés.

At Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel, Anis Jabnoun is working with a cross-office team to advise Africa Finance Corporation on the £28m financing to oil and gas company Topic for the development of the Halk El Menzel offshore oil concession block in Northern Tunisia. Other clients include EBRD, Société Générale and European Investment Bank.

Kammoun & Kallel’s Ahmed Kallel recently acted for Islamic Development Bank on the provision of a TND17m shari’ah-compliant loan facility to an Islamic micro-finance company. Kallel also acted for Société Aziza on a convertible bonds issuance.

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