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  2. Leading individuals: Hall of Fame
  3. Leading individuals

Leading individuals: Hall of Fame

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Leading individuals

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    • Foued Bourabiat - Bourabiat Associ√©s
    • Ahmed Djouadi - Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi
    • Amine Ghellal - Ghellal & Mekerba
    • Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou - Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi
    • Amine Sator - CMS
    • Hassan Yassine - Thompson & Knight LLP

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CMS¬†provides a number of services to energy clients, including advice on contracts, licences, tax, foreign exchange regulations, due diligence and negotiation with public and private entities. Practice head¬†Samir Sayah¬†is ‚Äėproactive and accessible‚Äô.¬†Amine Sator¬†is another name to note.

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, practice head Samy Laghouati has been advising Total on a major petrochemical project which involves the setting up of a joint venture between the client and Sonatrach. Another recent highlight was assisting Engie with the sale of Engie E&P International to Neptune Energy Group.

Bennani & Associés LLP assists major oil and gas companies with M&A transactions and regulatory matters, including production sharing agreements, sale of assets, import and export activities and offshore investments. The practice, which is led by Mourad Seghir, advised Total on its acquisition of oil assets from Maersk, a major operation in the Algerian energy market.

Bourabiat Associés assists international oil and gas companies with a wide range of legal matters, including M&A and banking and finance, as well as regulatory, environmental and competition law. The practice, led by practice head Foued Bourabiat, advised gas company Linde on merger clearance before the Algerian competition authority in relation to a multibillion-dollar merger between the client and Praxair.

Ghellal & Mekerba’s client portfolio includes international oil and gas, petrochemical and hydrocarbon companies. The practice is also experienced in mining law, and has assisted foreign clients with the construction of power plants in Algeria. Amine Ghellal is the key contact.

Dentons’ associate office in Algeria, Hadj-Hamou/Djouadi, has a strong focus on oil and gas, handling corporate, regulatory and contentious matters. Sid Ali Hadj-Hamou  and Ahmed Djouadi are the key figures.

Hamza Law Office advises prominent energy clients, particularly oil and gas companies. Practice head Mustapha Hamza is particularly experienced in banking and project finance.

Thompson & Knight LLP specialises in international business transactions in the energy industry, assisting public and private clients with oil and gas exploration and development, investment, acquisitions and divestments, trades and mergers, privatisations, contract design and negotiation, tax planning and dispute resolution. Hassan Yassine is the main contact.

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP network member Benslimane Avocats & Conseils advises energy clients on M&A and contentious matters. Samir Benslimane is the name to note.

Chemloul & Associés’ expertise in oil and gas includes contract negotiation, infrastructure realisation, project finance, environmental law, investment, privatisation and litigation. Amel Chemloul is the main contact.

At LPA-CGR, Rym Loucif handles M&A transactions and other corporate matters in the field of oil and gas. The practice is also active in the emerging renewables market.

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