Gide Loyrette Nouel > Algiers, Algeria > Firm Profile
Gide Loyrette Nouel Offices
6 & 8 RUE LAROUSSI AMROUNE
LES GLYCINES – EL BIAR
Gide Loyrette Nouel > The Legal 500 RankingsGide Loyrette Nouel has advised on some landmark transactions, most recently advising on the $1.5bn joint venture between Total Refining & Chemical and Sonatrach concerning a petrochemical project in Algeria. As well as joint ventures, the team is also active in advising on M&A, restructuring and capital investments. Samy Laghouati, who has a particularly strong focus on the energy sector, heads the team and is supported by counsel Julien Gontier.
Other key lawyers:
‘Gide Algeria is for sure one of the most reliable law firms in Algeria.‘
Chine Road and Bridge Corporation
British American Tobacco
- Assisted CRBC with setting up a joint venture with the Algerian state owned entity Société Nationale de Travaux Publics aiming to carry out mega-infrastructure projects in Algeria.
- Advised TATA Motors on the creation of a joint venture operating in the assembly of vehicles in Algeria.
- Advised Verallia Packaging on the sale of 100% of its assets to an Algerian company
Algeria > Dispute resolution Tier 1Gide Loyrette Nouel’s Algiers office has a strong track record in ICC arbitrations, particularly in cases involving construction and public infrastructure. Managing partner Samy Laghouati is a generalist who often works on disputes, particularly those in the energy sector. Counsel Julien Gontier specialises in disputes and has handled contractual breaches involving EPC, O&M, supply contracts and power projects.
Other key lawyers:
‘In depth knowledge of local practices and an ability to counsel foreign companies on the best way to get the required results.’
‘Julien Gontier has been exceptional to deal with. He has helped guide us through the Algerian bureaucracy with great ease. Mr. Gontier has also been incredibly available during the pandemic such that we have never been unable to reach him despite his travels between France and Algeria.’
China Harbour Engineering Company
- Acted for Sonatrach in an ICC arbitration against its foreign partner in a dispute over the purchase of the latter’s stake.
- Representing a France-based company in the water treatment sector in an ICC arbitration against an Algerian public company involving a public procurement contract.
Algeria > Energy Tier 1Gide Loyrette Nouel's highly respected team counts Halliburton and E&P Energy among its client roster, and advises on major joint ventures, share acquisitions and contractual agreements. Samy Laghouati oversees the team and is highly skilled in the aforementioned areas, with expertise in both traditional and renewable energy projects. Highlights included advising on Total's joint venture with the publicly owned Sonatrach concerning the development of a major petrochemical project.
Total Refining & Chemical
- Advised Daelim Industrial on an EPC contract relating to the construction of a gas-fired combined-cycle plant.
- Advised ENI on the acquisition of a participating interest owned by the Australiancompany BHP Billinton Petroleum.
- Advised ENGIE on an exploration project as part of a partnership with Sonatarch.
Gide Loyrette Nouel > Firm Profile
Gide Algiers is a key player in Algerian business life, advising on all areas of business law with teams involved in almost all major investment and disinvestment operations in the country over the past 15 years.
Active since 2003, Gide’s team in Algiers includes practitioners of Algerian and foreign nationality who combine a perfect knowledge of law and business practices in Algeria with international expertise.
Gide Algiers’ team, supervised by partner Samy Laghouati, mainly advises international investors on the legal and tax aspects of their activities, in all business sectors and in all fields of business law, in particular in terms of acquisitions, privatisations and joint ventures, as well as major infrastructure projects.
Main areas of expertise
|Mergers and acquisitions/corporate|
|Banking and finance|
|Projects (finance and infrastructure)|
|Competition and international trade|
|Public and administrative law|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 550 at this office : 12
LanguagesArabic English French German Spanish
OtherContact : Samy Laghouati (email@example.com) Other offices : Beijing Other offices : Brussels Other offices : Cairo Other offices : Casablanca Other offices : Istanbul Other offices : London Other offices : New York Other offices : Paris Other offices : Shanghai Other offices : Tunis Other offices : Warsaw
Algeria: Energy – Oil & Gas
Published: December 2021
Authors: Samy Laghouati
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Energy – Oil & Gas laws and regulations that may occur in Algeria.
United Kingdom: Securitisation
Published: February 2022
Authors: Dimitrios Logizidis Alexander Tompkins Rosalie Johnstone
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Securitisation laws and regulations that may occur in United Kingdom.
France: Merger Control
Published: October 2022
Authors: Emmanuel Reille Laura Castex
This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to Merger Control laws and regulations that may occur in France.