Leading Individuals

Energy in Algeria


Acting for major domestic and international sponsors and financial institutions, ADNA offers in-depth expertise in a broad range of energy-related industries, encompassing oil and gas, mining, power, electricity and renewable energy. The practice has a proven track record in assisting clients across the entire energy value chain, from exploration and production to complex petrochemical projects. Managing partner Foued Bourabiat heads the team and brings extensive experience in cross-border transactions. He is supported by highly regarded associate Fayçal Zedek.

Practice head(s):

Foued Bourabiat

Other key lawyers:

Fayçal Zedek


‘Very broad expertise in the energy sector.’

‘Very knowledgeable. Best in the market.’

Key clients

Air Products

BNP Paribas

Emerging Capital Partners

The Carlyle Group

DP World


Development Partners International (DPI)

Fruital (Coca-Cola)


Occidental Petroleum

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Honaine/Aguas de Skikda (Abengoa)

Myah Bahr



OPIC (now DFC)

Samsung C&T


Jamjoom Pharmaceuticals


Neptune Energy

Procter & Gamble

CVC Capital Partners

China Investment Corporation



Fruital (Coca-Cola)








Al Ghurair Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Pertamina in connection with the negotiation of a new production sharing contract governed by the new Algerian hydrocarbons law for the development of an oil field in Algeria.
  • Advised Occidental Petroelum on an agreement with Algeria to develop the Berkine basin.
  • Advised Eni on the acquisition of BP’s two gas-producing concessions “in Amenas” and “in Salah” jointly operated with Sonatrach and Equinor.

Bennani & Associés LLP

Bennani & Associés LLP has an enviable client list of household name multinational companies, including powerhouses in the region. Practice head Mourad Seghir offers specialist expertise in commercial contracts and the regulatory aspects of litigation within the oil and gas and wider energy sectors, with wind and solar energy being particular areas of strength. Promoted to counsel in July 2023, Mohamed Debbouche is also a key player in the energy team.

Practice head(s):

Mourad Seghir

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Debbouche

Key clients


Consortium including Centrotherm Photovoltaics

Dragon Oil

Enel Green Power



Hellenic Petroleum SA


Linde Gaz


Noble Energy

Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company


Stream Flo (client since 2018)

Work highlights

  • Advised Greece-based Hellenic Petroleum on the €1.3bn transfer of its refining, trading and petrochemicals operations via a legal hive-down into a newly incorporated entity.
  • Assisted Snam in connection with its €405m acquisition of a stake in a recently constituted company which will own the stakes currently held by Eni in companies active in the system of transportation of gas from Algeria to Sicily.
  • Advising a Chinese company on its participation in the tender bid for a 1,000MW solar project, which will be the largest in Algeria.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel is highly sought after in a diverse range of energy and natural resources sub-sectors in Algeria, with a particular emphasis on oil and gas, in which the firm has become a trusted advisor to major companies, sponsors, buyers, sellers and lenders on complex transactions. Practice head Samy Laghouati is renowned for the breadth of his expertise in the oil and gas field, with hydrocarbon exploration and production licences, M&A and energy-related regulatory matters being key areas of strength. He is supported by well-regarded counsels Xavier Lecomte and Julien Gontier.

Practice head(s):

Samy Laghouati

Other key lawyers:

Xavier Lecomte; Julien Gontier

Key clients


TotalEnergies Raffinage Chimie



France-based company in the water treatment sector

Canada-based company in the water sector

Work highlights

Loucif + Co

Specialised business law firm Loucif + Co assists both domestic and foreign companies to navigate the highly regulated Algerian energy sectors, with a notable strength in oil and gas matters. Overseen by founding partner and corporate expert Rym Loucif, the practice caters to a number of major energy powerhouses.

Practice head(s):

Rym Loucif


‘Very responsive law firm, efficient, business oriented.’

‘Rym Loucif: highly competent, able to suggest proposals.’

Key clients

Neptune Energy

British Petroleum (bp)



Work highlights

  • Advised BP on the sale of its upstream business in Algeria to Eni, including its interests in the gas-producing In Amenas and In Salah concessions.
  • Advised Powerchina on the first solar PV tender (Solar 1000 MW) launched by the Algerian Government.
  • Advised major German energy companies in connection with the negotiation of gas purchase and sale agreements (natural gas and LNG) with the Algerian national oil company, Sonatrach.