Dispute resolution in Algeria

Chemloul & Associés

Chemloul & Associés focuses on commercial and civil litigation. The practice, which is led by Mohammed Chemloul, is also strong in international arbitration, and advises domestic public and private entities as well as foreign companies operating in the country.


At CMS in Algiers, head of litigation Ali Mokrane focuses on, among other things, labour law, maritime law, commercial disputes, as well as administrative litigation. A notable highlight was advising oil and gas company Repsol Exploracion Argelia on exchange control regulation litigation.

Ghellal & Mekerba

Ghellal & Mekerba’s expertise includes litigation before the civil and administrative courts. Practice head Amine Ghellal is member of the International Arbitration Institute and often acts as an arbitrator before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Bennani & Associés LLP

Bennani & Associés LLP has been defending the Spanish building company Astilleros Armon against a defect liability claim issued by the Algerian port authority in relation to a number of ships delivered by the client. Practice head Zakaria Zereg is experienced in commercial, corporate, civil and administrative litigation as well as international arbitration.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel's Julien Gontier, who was made counsel in July 2018, assists foreign and local companies with contentious matters related to public procurement and infrastructure projects. The practice is also strong in international arbitration.


Dentons' associate office in Algiers, Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi, assists investors with commercial litigation and international arbitration, and particularly oil and gas-related disputes. Ahmed Djouadi is a key contact.

DLA Piper

DLA Piper Africa member firm L&P Partners handles contentious and pre-contentious aspects of commercial matters, advising clients in the pharmaceutical, real estate and construction, infrastructure, automotive, banking and agribusiness industries. Mohamed LanouarMounir Ait Belkacem and Arezki Djadour are the names to note.


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.

Law Office Yamina Kebir

Law Office Yamina Kebir's client portfolio includes soft commodities trader Sucden and maritime transport company 5 Logistique Sophimex. Yamina Kebir is the key contact.

Aidoud Law Firm

Aidoud Law Firm handles disputes involving tax, customs and maritime law as well as labour relations and intellectual property. Mamoun Aidoud is the key contact.

Ben Abderrahmane & Partners

Ben Abderrahmane & Partners focuses on advising domestic clients in international arbitration and on tax law matters. Dahman Ben Abderrahmane is the main contact.

Bouchaib Law Firm

Bouchaib Law Firm's contentious work covers employment disputes as well disputes within the fields of banking, energy, telecoms and pharmaceuticals. Adnane Bouchaib is the name to note.

Cabinet Boukrami In cooperation with Saba & Co. IP

Cabinet Boukrami In cooperation with Saba & Co. IP specialises in the resolution of disputes related to a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patents, trade marks and copyrights.

Hamza Law Office

Hamza Law Office advises clients on contentious matters in the banking and energy sectors. Mustapha Hamza is the main contact.

Cabinet Sator

Cabinet Sator focuses on intellectual property litigation. Mohamed Sator heads the practice.