Firm Profile > Gide Loyrette Nouel > Algiers, Algeria

Gide Loyrette Nouel
6 & 8 RUE LAROUSSI AMROUNE
LES GLYCINES – EL BIAR
16046 ALGIERS
Algeria

Algeria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s corporate and commercial group is led by Samy Laghouati, whose practice is chiefly focused on the oil and gas sector, having acted for ENI and Total on major projects. Of counsel Djamila Annad focuses on upstream and refinery projects. The wide range of mandates the firm has acted on this year includes structuring a capital investment fund, drafting a joint venture agreement for a pharmaceutical client, and handling the sale of a local subsidiary on behalf of Air Product to Sidal, a major Algerian gas producer. Julien Gontier is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Samy Laghouati

Other key lawyers:

Julien Gontier; Djamila Annad

Key clients

Volkswagen AG

Engie

Total

Daewoo E&C

Sanofi

Daelim Industrial

Halliburton

BNP Paribas

SEAF

Repsol

Danone

Novo Nordisk

British American Tobacco

Algeria > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel’s dispute’s resolution practice has extensive experience in handling ICC arbitrations, having achieved successful outcomes in high-value disputes for clients in the energy, engineering and construction, and public utility sectors, which by their nature are highly technical. On the litigation side, the firm has recently handled a complex labour dispute with criminal aspects. The firm’s dispute resolution practice principally acts for foreign and multinational clients. Managing partner Samy Laghouati primarily focuses on energy mandates. Julien Gontier takes the lead on litigation work and has extensive expertise in EPC and O&M contracts and public procurement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Samy Laghouati

Other key lawyers:

Julien Gontier

Key clients

Daelim Industrial

Saur

ThyssenKrupp

Algeria > Energy Tier 1

Gide Loyrette Nouel has advised on many of the most high-value matters in the oil and gas sector in Algeria in recent years. The firm has advised on both upstream and downstream mandates, and is particularly well versed in structuring joint venture arrangements between multinational energy companies and Sonatrach, Algeria’s state energy company. As well as handling projects work, the firm acts on general corporate matters for energy sector clients, including on share acquisitions. Structuring EPC contracts is another of the practice’s core strengths. Samy Laghouati, head of the firm’s Algiers office, has experience in drafting exploration licences, M&A transactions, and hydrocarbon asset securitisation. Of counsel Djamila Annad, formerly of Sonatrach and the Ministry of Energy until 2015, is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Samy Laghouati

Other key lawyers:

Djamila Annad

Key clients

Total Refining & Chemical

Engie

Daelim Industrial

Halliburton

Schlumberger

Repsol

ENI

Total E&P

Sonatrach

France > Private equity: LBO Tier 3

Practice head(s):

Olivier Diaz

Testimonials

Strong experience in assisting managers in LBO transactions. A real help.

Excellent LBO and PE practice specialising in management remuneration and in particular management packages.

Multi-disiciplinary tax and legal team. The two partners Jean-Francois Louit and Caroline Lan work well together and the team is always available thanks to this efficient duo. The presence of the two partners on our matter has allowed us to think bigger in our brainstorming sessions and negotiations with the opposing parties. The team also has a good knowledge of the investment funds and their counsel in France, thanks to their experience, which goes a long way in making negotiations run more smoothly.’

Caroline Lan is efficient, quick and gives pertinent advice.

Very flexible and creative team in the way they structure operations and their approach to negotiations. Great ability to absorb stress and pressure while staying calm, collected and pragmatic when faced with difficulties. Able to take on a major workload while always staying available for their client.

Key clients

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert

CEP

Cérélia

Primonial

Socotec

April

Vitalliance

Five Arrows Principal Managers

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

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:

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions/corporate
Private equity
Banking and finance
Energy
Projects (finance and infrastructure)
Public-private partnerships
Tax
Competition and international trade
Employment
Real estate
Public and administrative law
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Julien Gontier  photo Mr Julien Gontier Counsel Julien Gontier specialises in litigation/arbitration, public procurement and infrastructure projects. He…
Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : 12
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English
French
German
Spanish
Contact : Samy Laghouati (laghouati@gide.com)
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