Banking and finance in Algeria
Bourabiat Associés assists banks, funds and sponsors with a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, project finance and bond issuances. The practice, which is led by Foued Bourabiat, also specialises in Islamic finance transactions and OHADA law. Advising Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) on the completion of a shari'ah-compliant financing facility for Oil Recovery Services SAL was a key highlight. BNP Paribas and International Finance Corporation (IFC) are other notable clients.
Ghellal & Mekerba
Ghellal & Mekerba has long track record assisting international banks and financial institutions with project financing, including in relation to infrastructure, energy and telecoms. Practice head Amine Ghellal has a strong reputation in investment, corporate, financing, exchange control, tax and customs law. Maya Ghellal and Nabila Benouniche are other names to note.
LPA-CGR’s client portfolio includes financial institutions, banks, multilateral development agencies and governments. Alain Gauvin joined Asafo & Co in late 2019.
Bennani & Associés LLP advises major banks on restructuring transactions, issuances of securities and regulatory matters. The practice is led by Mourad Seghir, while senior associate Mohamed Debbouche, who specialises in exchange control regulation, is another name to note. The firm's clients include Australia and New Zealand Bank (ANZ), Sinosure and UniCredit.