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Amina Larbi

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Ferchiou & associés

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Partner

Position

Practice Areas: All sectors of business law: corporate, commercial, administrative, international trade, energy, oil & gas, banking, mergers & acquisitions, foreign and offshore investment. Foreign Investment Laws and Practice: Advisor to a variety of foreign clients in various industries in relation to the setting up of their business activity in Tunisia including advice on; structuring of investment, advise on business entity form , foreign exchange regulations, and regulatory approvals. Economic Law: - Serve as local counsel in relation to merger control regulations as they apply to cross border acquisitions impacting the Tunisian market; advise clients in relation to competition law, distribution laws and regulations, agency and representation agreements, and licensing know how; assist international brands in relation to trademark protection issues

Career

Partner with the Ferchiou & Associés law firm, since 2014; Senior Associate at GLN – A Law firm in partnership with Gide loyrette Nouel (2012 – 2014); Associate at Gide Loyrette Nouel Tunisia (2001 – 2011); Associate with Watson Farley & Williams, Paris and New York in the structured finance department (1997 – 2001); Associate with Gide Loyrette Nouel, Paris, Banking and Finance Department (1994 – 1997).

Languages

Arabic, French, English

Member

Admitted to Bar, Paris (1993) and Tunis (2013)

Education

University of Paris I, Panthéon Sorbonne, Postgraduate degree (DEA) in Private International Law and International Trade Law (1992); Den Haag Academy of International Law, Certificate in Private International Law (1993).


Tunisia

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Leading individuals

Amina Larbi-Ezzine - Ferchiou & associés

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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