Banking and finance in Tunisia

Adly Bellagha & Associates

Adly Bellagha & Associates is particularly noted for its expertise across the energy and oil and gas sectors and is experienced in Islamic finance and acquisition finance mandates. Adly Bellagha & Associates is a standout individual.

Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze

Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze's banking and finance practice acts for banks, funds and international institutions. The team advises on capital markets transactions, restructuring and insolvencies. Founding partner Donia Hedda Ellouze and Meriem Belajouza Felli are the firm's specialists.

Practice head(s):

Donia Hedda Ellouze

Other key lawyers:

Meriem Belajouza Felli

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has a sizeable banking and finance practice that advises a range of international financial institutions and banks. Managing partner Farès Koussay El Heni has a strong background in banking and finance. Practice co-head Raouf El Heni is also noted for his experience in major financing projects. Soundès Mejdoub is another key individual and has extensive banking and finance and private equity expertise in France, Tunisia and across Africa, often assisting international banks.

Practice head(s):

Farès Koussay El Heni; Raouf El Heni; Soundès Mejdoub

Key clients

IFC

EBRD

AFD

BAD

HSBC

Banque Internationale du Luxembourg

NBAD

Responsability

STAR Assurance

Maghrebia Assurance

EATON

Swicorp

TAEF

Work highlights

  • Advising the IFC on two major financing projects in the agricultural and financial services sectors.
  • Advising the EBRD as part of its loan project in the agro-industrial and solar sectors.
  • Assisted Swicorp as part of its acquisition and participation project in two listed companies in the electronics and telecoms and health and fitness sectors in Tunisia.

Ferchiou & associés

Ferchiou & associés advises a range of local and international banks and companies on conventional and Islamic banking and finance law. The team assists lenders and borrowers with financial transactions and regulatory matters. Senior managing partner Noureddine Ferchiou has a strong background in banking and finance.

Practice head(s):

Noureddine Ferchiou

JurisMed

JurisMed advises on a broad range of banking and finance matters, from structured and project finance to trade and Islamic finance. Capital markets is another area of focus, and the team advises on both domestic and international transactions. Maya Boureghda Chebeane has a banking and finance focus and specialises in structured finance, private equity, capital markets and restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Maya Boureghda Chebeane

Meziou Knani & Khlif

Meziou Knani & Khlif has a presence in the financial services, telecoms, and oil and gas sectors. The team advises on a range of banking and finance matters, as well as capital markets and private equity transactions. Ghazi Meziou is noted.

Abdelly & Chaary and Partner Law Firm

ABDELLY & ASSOCIATES NORTH AFRICA FIRM advises on a range of banking and finance issues, including regulatory initiatives and legislation, enforcement actions, payment system issues, and anti-money laundering. Adel Dajani has an extensive background in banking and finance.

Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem Associés Law Firm

Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem Associés Law Firm is regularly engaged on foreign investment mandates and has expertise in the oil and gas and renewable energy sectors. Founding partner Salaheddine Caid Essebsi is the name to note.

Chafter Raouadi Law Firm

Chafter Raouadi Law Firm advises Tunisian and international banks and other financial services providers. Key areas of strength include financial transactions, financial regulation and anti-money laundering, and capital markets matters. Elyes Chafter focuses on banking and finance regulation and Habiba Raouadi has experience handling insolvency and restructuring matters for banks and creditors.

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel has an experienced banking and finance team. Associate Anis Jabnoun has a background in banking and finance, bankruptcy and rehabilitation procedures, and cross-border investments. Samy Laghouati, who is based in Algiers, acts for public bodies and overseas investors on banking and finance mandates and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois has expertise in cross-border transactions and the acquisition and restructuring of banks.

Practice head(s):

Anis Jabnoun; Samy Laghouati; Jean-Gabriel Flandrois

Key clients

BPCE

Alshaya

Laboratoires Servier

Philip Morris International Management SA

IFC

Sumitomo

BNPP

SIT SPA

Renault

Faurecia

Oracle

Roquette & Frères

Société Générale

Work highlights

  • Advising Alshaya Group on several financings linked to its projects to establish the first H&M and Starbucks stores in Tunisia.

Kammoun & Kallel

Kammoun & Kallel advises on a range of banking and finance matters, including project finance, acquisition financing and Islamic financing, as well as investment funds and vehicles, and capital markets and securities. Mohamed Kammoun and Ahmed Kallel are key points of contact.