Firm Profile > Gide Loyrette Nouel > Algiers, Algeria

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

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Assisting both corporations and state bodies, Gide Loyrette Nouel has considerable experience advising on acquisitions, joint ventures, privatisations, divestment and large-scale infrastructure transactions. The team is led by Samy Laghouati, who ‘stands out as very knowledgeable and business-oriented, with know-how of government affairs, industries and investors’. The firm has an enviable track record in the oil and gas sector: it is currently advising Total on a $1.5bn joint venture with Algerian state-owned oil and gas company, Sonatrach. Julien Gontier is another key name.

Testimonials

‘We have found an uneven quality of services in Algeria, and Samy Laghouati with his team bring the pragmatic advice needed for international players with a solid experience in an unstable jurisdiction.’ 

‘Samy Laghouati stands out as very knowledgeable and business-oriented, with know-how of government affairs, industries and investors. Julien Gontier knows well how to navigate the judicial process and procedures.’ 

Key clients

Total

Sanofi Pasteur

Air Liquide

Merck KGaA

Daewoo E&C

SEAF (Small Enterprise Assistance Fund)

Varian

Energy Tier 1

The team at Gide Loyrette Nouel is a popular choice for headline transactions in energy and natural resources in Algeria. It works on a range of matters for mostly international corporations in this area, especially in the oil and gas sector. The firm is most notably advising Total on a $1.5bn joint venture with Algerian state-owned oil and gas company, Sonatrach. Samy Laghouati is the key contact.

Key clients

Total

Air Liquide

Applus Oil & Gas service company

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Gide Loyrette Nouel regularly acts for clients in disputes arising from the construction and public procurement sectors. Samy Laghouati heads the practice, which has experience in litigation and arbitration. The firm represents clients from overseas as well as Algerian state-owned companies. Another name to note is Julien Gontier, who specialises in public procurement and infrastructure disputes.

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
Mr Samy Laghouati photo Mr Samy Laghouati
Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : 12
Arabic
English
French
German
Spanish
Contact : Samy Laghouati (laghouati@gide.com)
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