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Adly Bellagha & Associates has experience in Islamic finance and acquisition finance. Adly Bellagha remains a key contact at the firm.

Cabinet Donia Hedda Ellouze specialises in investments and capital market matters. The multilingual team consists of Donia Hedda Ellouze, whose expertise remains in privatisation and finance work, and Meriem Belajouza Felli.

Ferchiou & associés excels in capital market matters and has experience in Islamic banking and finance law. Clients include local and international corporations. Noureddine Ferchiou has over 30 years of experience and has expertise in cross-border transactions.

JurisMed offers a wide scope of services in banking and finance, including Islamic finance, project finance and capital market transactions. Maya Boureghda Chebeane remains the key contact at the firm.

Meziou Knani & associés covers a wide practice area which includes acquisition finance, real estate finance and structured finance. The team is active in the oil, energy and industrial sectors. Ghazi Meziou and Ayoub Knani are recommended.

Abdelly & Associates North Africa assists domestic and regional market players in banking and finance matters. The firm has experience in securities offerings, as well as advising banks on regulatory and governance issues. Adel Dajani is recommended for his expertise in investment banking.

Caid Essebsi & Ben Salem CE.BS. offers clients project finance assistance and Islamic finance expertise. Yamen Akkari and Salaheddine Caid Essebsi are the key contacts at the firm, along with Fakher Ben Salem.

Chafter Raouadi Law Firm handles a range of financing matters, including Islamic finance, and advises on financial market regulation. The team includes Zine El Abidine Chafter and counsel Ali Fekih. Elyes Chafter and Habiba Raouadi are the key figures.

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)'s Tunisia practice is led by Farès Koussay El Heni and Mohamed Raouf El Heni, who advise international institutions and corporations on a wide scope of financing issues, notably regulatory matters. Paris-based Boris Martor is also a key contact.

Associate Anis Jabnoun leads the team at Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel, which has expertise in international finance law. Past work has included advising Société financière internationale (SFI) on acquiring a minority stake in Amen Bank, the second largest private bank in Tunisia, with shares listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange. Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois from Paris are recommended.

Ahmed Kallel leads the team at Kammoun & Kallel and is known for his expertise in Islamic finance law and financing operations. Recent highlights include acting for Banque Zitouna. The firm often works with international law firms to assist on domestic matters. Mohamed Kammoun is recommended.

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  • Turkey: Special Purpose Acquisition Companies

    Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (" SPAC "), which are incorporated to achieve the purpose of investing and merging with a non-public company, were first introduced in the United States in 1990s and recently increased its popularity globally. Unlike other countries, SPACs entered into Turkish legal system relatively late with the Communiqué on Common Principles Regarding Significant Transactions and Appraisal Right (Communiqué No. II-23.1) of the Capital Markets Board (" CMB "), published in the Official Gazette dated 24.12.2013 numbered 28861(" Appraisal Right Communiqué "). Currently, there is no SPAC listed under Borsa Istanbul (" BIST ") in Turkey. SPACs are very similar to venture capital structure and can be considered as a strong alternative for investors and shareholders in Turkey as well.
  • Right of Set off under the UAE Civil Transaction Law No. 5 of 1985 and the view from the DIFC

    In a 2018 judgment the DIFC, discussed and decided upon the concept of set-off under the UAE Civil Transaction Law No. 5 of 1985 (the ‚ÄúCivil Code‚ÄĚ).
  • Law of 16 July 2019 implementing the EuVECA and EuSEF regulations and amending the RAIF law

    The Law of 16 July 2019 implementing the regulations on EuVECA, EuSEF, ELTIF and MMF (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ) and amending the RAIF law entered into force on 22 July 2019 (the ‚ÄúLaw of 16 July 2019‚ÄĚ).
  • Thriving in Regulation: The case for DLTs

    The unprecedented expansion of the use of DLTs in various industries and disciplines has shed light to the dire need of regulation. Would it though be worth it to sacrifice some degree or even the total idea of true decentralization to achieve this end?

    Since a very long time, FIDIC (The International Federation of Consulting Engineers) is commonly used a standard for international construction and engineering contracts and is very frequently used in UAE. It mainly governs the construction works within the country and in GCC. 
  • Communiqu√© on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (‚Äú CMB ‚ÄĚ) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft Communiqu√© on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the Communiqu√© on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (‚Äú Communiqu√© ‚ÄĚ), on October 3, 2019. The Communiqu√© entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (‚ÄúFTS‚ÄĚ) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept.¬†
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the ‚ÄúDanish Beneficial Ownership Cases‚ÄĚ, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).

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