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LOTISSEMENT RICOUR OMAR, VILLA N°5, BEN AKNOUN, ALGIERS, ALGERIA
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Algeria

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

LPA-CGR

LPA-CGR’s client portfolio includes financial institutions, banks, multilateral development agencies and governments. Managing partner of the Algiers and Casablanca offices Alain Gauvin is well versed in restructuring, market transactions, alternative risk transfer instruments and banking and financial regulation.

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Alain Gauvin - LPA-CGR

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

LPA-CGR

LPA-CGR’s corporate and M&A work encompasses business ventures, private equity deals and privatisations. The practice is jointly led by Alain Gauvin and Rym Loucif, the latter of whom arrived from Gide Loyrette Nouel in 2018. Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla, who is well versed in dispute resolution and arbitration, is another name to note. Recent highlights include assisting Tell Group with the creation of the first investment fund for Algerian companies and investors and advising local private company Mageco on a number of corporate transactions.

Leading individuals

Rym Loucif - LPA-CGR

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

LPA-CGR

LPA-CGR's dispute resolution specialist Fatima-Zohra Bouchemla is experienced in litigation as well as domestic and international arbitration, representing government agencies, state-owned enterprises and foreign investors. The team has been assisting engineering company Technip with the Algerian law aspects of an arbitration triggered by the client against Sonatrach before the International Chamber of Commerce in Geneva. Algerian state-owned bank Banque Extérieure d’Algérie (BEA) and Portuguese bank Novo Banco are other notable clients.

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Energy
Energy - ranked: tier 3

LPA-CGR

At LPA-CGRRym Loucif handles M&A transactions and other corporate matters in the field of oil and gas. The practice is also active in the emerging renewables market.

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