Dispute resolution in Tunisia

El Ajeri Lawyers

El Ajeri Lawyers has expertise in a broad range of sectors, including the healthcare and pharmaceuticals, automotive, logistics, energy, IT, distribution and retail, and banking and financial services industries. The firm has a recognised litigation practice, as well as handling arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and cross-border disputes are a key strength. Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri and Mohamed Abragh have a strong background in litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Lotfi El Ajeri; Amel M’Rabet; Mohamed Abragh

Key clients

Attijari Finance

Marquardt Group

Alaine Group

Saidane & Fils

Maersk Group

Groupe Scolaire René Descartes

Palm Beach Hotel

Al Baraka

AON

LC Packaging Africa NV

Work highlights

  • Advising Groupe Scolaire René Descartes on anticipating a serious conflict between shareholders relating to an early exit.
  • Advising Alainé Group on managing a serious conflict between shareholders who at the same time have commercial relations with different entities.
  • Advising Saidane & Fils on a silent breach of an unwritten contract of exclusive commercial representation concluded almost 50 years ago.

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland)

Eversheds El Heni (a member of Eversheds Sutherland) has a strong track record in litigation and arbitration. The firm has expertise in a range of sectors, including financial services, insurance, energy and natural resources, renewables, real estate and technology. Key clients include a number of large international companies. Managing partner and practice co-head Farès Koussay El Heni is particularly experienced in acting for multinationals in international disputes. Practice co-head Raouf El Heni is a key individual and has a strong background in representing insurance companies in litigation.

Practice head(s):

Farès Koussay El Heni; Raouf El Heni

Testimonials

Multilingual team of lawyers able to work across several jurisdictions, with a high quality of legal service.’

Key clients

Star Assurance

BIAT Assurance

ROCHE

NOKIA

GE

Manpower

Turkish Airlines

AFP

ECU

Work highlights

  • Providing ongoing advice to Star, a leading insurance company active in Tunisia, on a range of around 50 litigation matters.
  • Acting as ongoing adviser to BIAT Insurance, a leading Tunisia-based insurer, on more than ten litigation matters in Tunisia.
  • Providing ongoing advice to Roche on three strategic litigation matters.

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel displays expertise in handling complex cross-border disputes. Commercial disputes and litigation in the financial services sector are key areas of strength for the team. Associate Anis Jabnoun has extensive experience in handling corporate and M&A-related disputes, while Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois regularly act for investors in Tunisia and offer a range of expertise in contentious matters, including arbitration and litigation in the financial services sector.

Practice head(s):

Anis Jabnoun; Samy Laghouati; Jean-Gabriel Flandrois

Key clients

Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland

BPCE

Alshaya

Laboratoires Servier

Philip Morris International Management SA

IFC

Sumitomo

BNPP

SIT SPA

Renault

Faurecia

Oracle

Work highlights

  • Acting for Fresenius following claims brought before Tunisia’s Competition Council by Medicase and Maintenance Medicale, its distributors in Tunisia, alleging abusive termination.

Kammoun & Kallel

Kammoun & Kallel handles complex, and often sensitive, litigation and arbitration instructions. The team regularly acts in disputes in the construction sector. Mohamed Kammoun heads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Mohamed Kammoun

Key clients

Total

BEST RE

Chaudra

PSI

ACOSERV

Ramada Plaza

FILIN

Sika

Aldiana

Swiss Embassy

Work highlights

  • Acted for BEST RE in an ad hoc arbitration over an insurance contract.
  • Acted for NASR Contractors in an ICC arbitration with METKA in respect of a breach of a construction contract for a renewable energy project (with ENI).
  • Acted for Bulk Trading in an LCIA arbitration over the termination of a contract.