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Adly Bellagha & Associates attracts praise as being ‘experienced and reliable’ and for its ‘strong market knowledge’. A leading contender for oil and gas mandates, the firm also shines in the telecoms and IT fields. Adly Bellagha is widely recognised as a leading lawyer.

Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze stands out for its ‘business-oriented’ approach and ‘remarkable client service’. Donia Hedda Ellouze ‘knows the law inside out’ and is highly regarded for her ‘strong commercial acumen’; she regularly advises multinationals on foreign investment issues.

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has a diverse corporate practice with robust experience in the energy, life sciences, telecoms and tourism industries. Mohamed Raouf El Heni and Fares El Heni continued to advise Orange Travel Group on the acquisition of its Tunisian subsidiary.

Few firms enjoy the reputation of Ferchiou & associés, which is widely regarded as a ‘force in the market’. Noureddine Ferchiou is a seasoned specialist considered among Tunisia’s leading lawyers and Amina Larbi-Ezzine is also highly regarded. The energy, communications and retail sectors have been significant sources of work over the past year.

Jurismed acts on a broad spread of corporate finance work, with notable expertise in private equity, capital markets and corporate restructuring. For some, Maya Boureghda Chebeane ‘represents the new generation of Tunisian lawyers’.

A Tunisian powerhouse’, Meziou Knani & associés is highly regarded for its ‘strong connections and established reputation’. Key figures include Ghazi Meziou (who is ‘a great partner’) and Ayoub Knani. The firm regularly acts for institutional investors as well as energy, retail and telecoms companies.

Abdelly & Associates North Africa enjoys a strong reputation for its work in the energy sphere and also has experience in the telecoms, financial services and life sciences sectors. Samir Abdelly and Salma Chaari advised an international energy company on the establishment of its Tunisian subsidiary.

Ben Salem Law Firm acts for a diverse range of domestic and international clients, with a strong showing in the tourism, energy and technology sectors. Bessem Ben Salem is the main contact.

Foreign investment is a key source of instructions at Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem "CE.BS"., which is particularly recommended for energy-related matters. Salaheddine Caid Essebsi enjoys a strong profile in the market.

Chafter Raouadi Law Firm advises on the full spread of corporate work, from incorporation through to M&A and restructuring. Zine El abidine Chafter and Elyes Chafter are the names to note.

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel recently advised Total Tunisie on its acquisition of Sagaz – Anis Jabnoun led the deal. Other representative clients are Nokia, TUI Hotels & Resorts and Repsol.

Professional and always available’, Kammoun & Kallel differentiates itself through its ‘dynamism and speed of execution’, with Mohamed Kammoun highlighted for his ‘good, clear, practical advice’. Ahmed Kallel is also recommended and advised Jalila Mezni on its joint venture with Abraaj Group.

At Lamloum Law Firm, Malek Lamloum is recommended for corporate work. The firm has solid experience in foreign investment matters.

Sousse-based Malek Rejiba Tunisian Law Firm has a strong record in tourism and real estate. Malek Rejiba is the key contact.

Malouche Law Firm acts for an enviable roster of multinational clients including major retailers, telecoms companies, financial institutions and food and drinks brands. Slim Malouche is recommended.

At Mamoughli & Mamoughli Avocats, Abdellatif Mamoughli and Mourad Mamoughli handle general corporate matters. Foreign investment, financial services and tourism are all areas of expertise.

Mili & Associates is well known for its IP expertise and it also maintains a comprehensive business law practice.

Transportation, tourism and financial services are core areas at Zaanouni Law Firm. Representative clients include major airlines, telecoms companies and hotels. Taoufik Zaanouni is very experienced.

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