Employment in Algeria


ADNA, formerly Bourabiat Associés, has an office network that spans North Africa and is well equipped to assist major international companies with their employment needs in Algeria, with a recent workload consisting of advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and restructurings, as well as immigration and unfair dismissals. Valérie Veaux-Muller leads the team and and has worked on employment issues in both Algeria and France.

Practice head(s):

Valérie Veaux Muller

Key clients

Air Products


Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)


DP World

Al Ghurair Group

Fruital (Coca-Cola)



International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Jamjoom Pharmaceuticals

Neptune Energy

Samsung C&T




Work highlights

  • Advising Webuild on the merger with Astaldi on employment law questions such as the the consultation of employees representatives and the transfer of employment contracts.
  • Assisting Aramex with the implementation of its remuneration system.
  • Advising OXY on immigration issues.

Bennani & Associés

Bennani & Associés is a popular choice for major employers such as Philips and Daimler, and has been advising on health and safety issues, employee contracts, terminations, immigration and outsourcing matters. Managing partner Mourad Seghir heads the team and alongside the aforementioned areas is also skilled in downsizing and the employment aspects of M&A transactions. He is often supported on matters by associate Imene Meddeber.

Practice head(s):

Mourad Seghir

Other key lawyers:

Imene Meddeber


The firm has remarkable legal knowledge and a strong and solid team.’

Bennani & Associes is a very trusted law firm and we highly appreciate to have trusted and discreet partners on the ground.’

‘In a nutshell, competence and trustworthiness is what I appreciate most.’

‘Mourad Seghir is  very proactive and keeps both himself and his team up to speed.’

‘Mourad Seghir is always available and ready to support his clients. ‘

Key clients




Daimler AG

Bristol-Myers Squibb


Lincoln Electric


Stream Flo



Paul Wurth International

Luxury Motors Works



Work highlights

  • Advised Simalga on applicable indemnities and the termination of more than 30 employment relationships due to the closure of the business.
  • Assisted IQVIA with the review of its internal regulations and applicable health and safety rules in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Advised ING on the terms and conditions for hiring foreign employees in Algeria and the applicable authorisations and visas, as well as legislation concerning teleworking.


The only international firm in the market, CMS’ Algiers office has been predominantly assisting global companies with day-to-day employment and HR assistance, but also handles mass redundancies and dismissals. The team works across all sectors, but is especially active in the life sciences sector.