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Adly Bellagha’s team at Adly Bellagha & Associates acts for clients such as Bayer Healthcare, Numidia Phosphates and Dell. It also handles a significant amount of corporate work for clients in the oil and gas sector.

Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze regularly assists foreign investors with investments into Tunisia. Donia Hedda Ellouze leads the team, which also handles corporate privatisations, and advises on franchises and distribution agreements.

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)’s team includes Farès Koussay El Heni and Mohamed Raouf El Heni. It acts for clients from industries such as technology, pharmaceuticals and energy, among others. Soundès Mejdoub joined from Ferchiou & associés.

Ferchiou & associés assists international corporates and investors with establishing a presence in the Tunisian market. The group, which is led by Noureddine Ferchiou, is acting for Nokia in its acquisition of Alcatel-Tunisie. Omar Ferchiou, Rym Ferchiou and Amina Larbi-Ezzine are recommended.

Jurismed advises overseas-based investment funds on investments in Tunisia. It also handles business incorporations, M&A and merger control work, among other matters. Karim Hammami and Maya Boureghda Chebeane are key figures.

Meziou Knani & associés’ team has expertise in inbound corporate transactions, and also outbound investments into Europe and sub-Saharan Africa. It also handles private equity deals for clients such as The Abraaj Group and Mediterranean Capital Partners. Ghazi Meziou and Badis Jedidi are names to note.

Abdelly & Associates North Africa advises domestic and international clients on the corporate and commercial aspects of large-scale infrastructure projects in Tunisia and North Africa. Practice head Samir Abdelly, and Salma Chaari are highly regarded. Clients include Zurich Insurance, Gasoil Petroleum and Nortel Networks.

In addition to undertaking M&A, Ben Salem Law Firm’s other work includes advice on incorporations of companies and share purchase agreements. The key partners are Bessem Ben Salem, Ibtissem Ben Salem, Amel Ben Salem, Salwa Bra, Rim Hajji and Medien Medini.

Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem CE.BS.’ first-rate reputation in the oil and gas sector makes it a strong choice for related corporate and commercial advice. Its team also acts for clients from other industries, such as mining, renewable energy and aviation. Slah Eddine Caid Essebsi, Mohamed Kazdaghli and Yamen Akkari are recommended.

Chafter Raouadi Law Firm’s team, which acts for Tunisian and international clients, combines corporate law knowledge with expertise in areas such as franchise law, competition law and tax. Elyes Chafter, Zine El Abidine Chafter and Habiba Raouadi are the partners in the group, which is assisting a UK-based education company with negotiating a franchise agreement with a partner company located in Tunisia.

At Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel, in 2016, Anis Jabnoun and others acted for TÜV International in its €3m acquisition of TUV Maghreb; this deal was part of the client’s strategy to expand its presence into North Africa. Google, Sony, Total and Generali are other clients.

Kammoun & Kallel’s Ahmed Kallel assisted Ben Yedder Group/Poulina Group with a bid to acquire the International School of Carthage, and Mohamed Kammoun advised Adidas on its franchise in Tunisia. In addition to undertaking commercial and corporate transactional work, Kammoun handles corporate restructurings and insolvencies.

Bennani & Associés LLP’s team is led by Lamia Harguem, who has expertise in foreign investments into Tunisia, joint ventures and M&A, among other areas. Harguem recently assisted the Orange group with filing a merger notification with the Tunisian regulatory authorities concerning its acquisition of a controlling interest in Groupama Bank.

Zaanouni Law Firm & Associates’s team acted for AfricInvest in its takeover of MS Solutions Group and assisted Corpak MedSystems with its acquisition of Tunis Medical Services. Mohamed Zaanouni leads the group, whose other members include Amine Hamdi, Houda Knani and Abdessattar Berraies.

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