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The firm

Kammoun & Kallel is authorised and regulated by the Tunisian Lawyers Regulation Authority.The firm was founded by lawyers with a seniority of 30 years, specialising in business law with a solid legal expertise actively involved in M&A, banking, IT, PPP, project financing, telecommunication, privatizations, securities, government contracts, restructuring and insolvencies, arbitration and litigation.

The firm advises foreign embassies and international clients for their establishment in Tunisia as well as for the development of their operations or investments.

Aware of the legal issues peculiar to each business field, the firm attaches a particular attention to the permanent development of specific skills in each business field in order to provide practical solutions, anticipating the needs of the clients and meeting their expectations.

Areas of practice

Banking and finance: The firm led the transaction advice of ICD (Islamic corporation for development of private sector) in connection with financing of a non-conventional full-fledged bank operating without interest in accordance with Sharia principles (El Wifack). During the transaction, a specific focus has been paid to the Islamic finance legal issues raised and to the stock market and control exchange issues. Ahmed Kallel led also the transaction advice of IDB (Islamic development bank) in connection with financing of a non-conventional full-fledged bank operating without interest in accordance with Sharia principles (Zitouna Bank). During 2017, Ahmed Kallel led also the transaction advice of IDB (Islamic development bank) in connection with financing of an Islamic micro finance company in accordance with Sharia principles (Zitouna Tamkeen).

Mergers and acquisitions: The firm led the transaction advice of Al Majd Holding in connection with the sale of 100% of equity in Polyclinique Taoufik to Abraaj Group (Emirates Fund). Ahmed Kallel led the transaction advice of Jalila Mezni for the sale of a participation of Lilas company to Abraaj Group (Emirates Fund). During 2017, the firm acted as counsel of Ben Yedder Group/Poulina Group within their bidding to the acquisition of International School of Carthage; Ahmed Kallel acted as counsel of MEDIBIO SA for the entry of BNP PARIBAS for increase in capital; Mohamed Kammoun acted as counsel of U-Power Group for the merger of its offshore entities acting as the largest manufacturer in the sector of safety footwear with 3000 local employees; led the transaction advice of Italian U-Power Group on their acquisition of Jal Group, the largest manufacturer in the sector of safety footwear; led the transaction advice of Italian Marzotto Group on expansion of their textile business in their 20 years of establishment in Tunisia led the transaction advice of Max Streicher on its joint venture with Bouchamaoui Group to combine their oil and gas plant construction businesses in connection with Gaz du Sud project in the south of Tunisia (Nawara site).

Arbitration and litigation: Mohamed Kammoun acted for and advised: a Swiss company in a damages claim brought by Les Ciments de Bizerte during 2017; a Spanish company in a damages claim brought by Les Ciments de Carthage during 2017; a Turkish company in a damages claim brought against Tunisian manufacturers in the textile industry during 2017; a London UK based company (Midgulf Ltd) in a London arbitration brought by Groupe Chimique Tunisien (a public owned company). A particular attention was paid to the issues of anti-suit injunction, validity of the arbitration clause, competence-competence and separability; enforcement action of London arbitration award rendered against Groupe Chimique Tunisien in the amount of $50m was initiated led by Mohamed Kammoun; represented an Algerian group on their joint venture with a KSA fund manager in Algeria within the negotiation of amicable arrangement and ICC Paris arbitration; drafted several witness statements and expert reports produced before English courts; acted as arbitrator in an arbitration venue in Tunisia involving the first international firm in cosmetics sector (L’Oréal); assisted and represented several Tunisian and foreign investors in ad hoc arbitrations in construction and infrastructures; advised a major financial institution in proceedings and advisory issues arising from insolvencies.

  • Number of lawyers: 7
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Arabic
  • Member
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • The Tunisian Lawyers Regulation Authority
  • Worldwide Lawyers Associations
  • Tunisian and Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry

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