Firms To Watch: Dispute resolution

Gallala Law Firm has a 'very professional and dedicated' dispute resolution practice, which demonstrates growing prominence in both litigation and arbitration.

Dispute resolution in Tunisia

El Ajeri Lawyers

Dispute resolution is a mainstay at El Ajeri Lawyers and it specialises in the full range of litigation, mediation and arbitration matters. The firm brings to bear high-level international experience, with its membership of the DLA Piper Africa alliance ensuring that it is routinely called upon to represent local and foreign clients in cross-border proceedings. It also distinguishes itself through its comprehensive sector focus, which spans the transport, retail, banking and pharmaceutical industries, among others. High-profile litigator Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri is sought after for complex cases. Mohamed Abragh also specialises in contentious work, with a focus on international law, litigation and mediation.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Abragh; Amel M’Rabet

Other key lawyers:

Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri

Testimonials

Management of litigation cases is very complex in Tunisia. Cases and resolution takes years, despite this the team is very committed to fight for the clients’ interest and provides continuous follow up.

Key clients

Medtronic Covidien

ECA Services

Exterran

Work highlights

  • Represented Medtronic Covidien in a dispute over the determination of the amount of Medicast’s commission for all sales of Medtronic Covidien products in Tunisia.
  • Represented ECA Services in a case alleging the unfair termination of a service contract in favour of a competitor.
  • Represented Intercosmetic Distribution in a case concerning the breach of an exclusive distribution contract in Tunisia.

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)'s 'professional, available and courteous' team is a popular choice for sophisticated contentious matters. A strong performer in cross-border litigation and arbitration, the firm represents a raft of multinational and regional clients in strategic cases, as well as in smaller day-to-day matters. Farès Koussay El Heni remains a key contact for global clients, including Roche, Manpower and General Electric. Raouf El Heni has vast experience acting for insurance companies in contentious matters and recently represented BIAT Insurance in a string of cases.

Practice head(s):

Farès Koussay El Heni; Raouf El Heni

Testimonials

‘Professional, available and courteous, all team members are specialized in a specific field, there will always be a listening ear and a prompt response whether from the managing partners themselves or from the rest of the team.’

Key clients

Star Assurance

Nokia

General Electric Healthcare

Turkish Airlines

BIAT Insurance

ROCHE

Manpower

Cimpress

National Pen

Work highlights

  • Advised the Government of Libya on arbitration matters.
  • Advised Nokia on various litigation matters across several areas of law, including commercial law, civil law, and international law.
  • Advised Turkish Airlines on over 30 strategic litigation matters.

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel leverages its extensive international work to focus on litigation with a cross-border element. The team frequently represents global clients in their local contentious work, including BPCE, Merck and ABB. The group also retains strong referral links with major international law firms and often works alongside firms based in the US, Europe and Africa. Anis Jabnoun handles a wide mix of contentious matters, including commercial disputes, bankruptcy proceedings and competition cases. Associate Mohamed Essid is noted for his litigation focus.

Practice head(s):

Anis Jabnoun; Samy Laghouati; Jean-Gabriel Flandrois; Mohamed Essid

Testimonials

‘They have a very professional team of lawyers and the positive results in the cases are always assured.’

Key clients

Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland

BPCE

Alshaya

Laboratoires Servier

SAP

CHR Hansen

FedEx

Helios Strategy

Castel

MCR OIL TOOLS

Roquette

Alshaya

Abdelly & Chaary and Partner Law Firm

Abdelly & Associates shines in energy, construction and insurance disputes, with a proven track record in representing multinational companies in litigation, mediation and arbitration. The firm also fields a robust employment practice, which specialises in advising global employers on contentious matters. Samir Abdelly is particularly sought after for oil and gas disputes.

Practice head(s):

Samir Abdelly; Cyrine Attia; Fatma Abdallah

Key clients

ATOG

SINOPEC

SINOCHEM HOLDINGS CORPORATION

CNPCI

BEST RE INSURANCE

Monaco Resources

Société Tunisienne de Banque

Zurich Insurance

GFH

Tunis Bay

MAGHREB BANK

Duranven Resources

JLP .1D

Mitsubishi

Sumitomo

GROUPE LA CARTE

GROUPE MZABI

MOBILE POWER SYSTEMS

BLOOMBERG

BAKER HUGHES

CGG VERITAS

SCATEC

CHINA HARBOUR

HSBC

CREDIT SUISSE

SIEMENS

NOVA SCOTIA BANK

SW SUPPORT (aircraft spare parts supplier)

GSG LTD (on-line gambling)

SERVIER

MONACO RESOURCES

MEDCO ENERGI

GREATWALL DRILLING COMPANY

EUROMINES OIL & GAS

ENERGEAN OIL & GAS

DUNDEE BANK CORPORATION

DIVONA TELECOM

DEUTSCHE BANK

CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK

4C

FACEBOOK

Work highlights

  • Represented Tunis Bay Golf Alliance Project in litigation and arbitration stemming from a shareholder dispute.  
  • Successfully represented Sumitomo in a competition dispute relating to a contract termination.
  • Represented BEST RE in high-value litigation against an insurance company.

Kammoun & Kallel

Kammoun & Kallel has a strong record in representing local and international clients in contentious construction cases, particularly those involving the energy industry. Other sector sweet spots include insurance and tourism. Mohamed Kammoun heads the practice and is well versed in commercial litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kammoun

Key clients

TotalEnergies

BEST RE

HAMELIN

MAX STREICHER

AERO STANREW

APICORP

Corinthia Hotels

Aldiana Hotels

Marzotto Group

U-Power Group

Work highlights

  • Represented the Tunisian branch of Malaysia’s BEST RE group in arbitration proceedings.
  • Advised TotalEnergies on several commercial disputes before Tunisian courts.
  • Represented several clients, including construction company Acoserv, in high-value breach of contract claims relating to the Nawara gas pipeline project.