Gide Loyrette Nouel > Algiers, Algeria > Firm Profile

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 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.

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Testimonials

Gide Algeria is for sure one of the most reliable law firms in Algeria.

Key clients

Volkswagen AG

Engie

Total

Daewoo E&C

Sanofi

Chine Road and Bridge Corporation

Halliburton

BNP Paribas

Schlumberger

Repsol

Danone

Novo Nordisk

British American Tobacco

Work highlights

  • 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 1

Gide 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.

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‘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.’

Key clients

Daelim Industrial

Saur

ThyssenKrupp

Varian Inc

China Harbour Engineering Company

Work highlights

  • 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 1

Gide 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.

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Total Refining & Chemical

Engie

Daelim Industrial

Halliburton

Schlumberger

Repsol

ENI

Total E&P

Sonatrach

Asmidal SPA

Work highlights

  • 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 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

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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
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Julien Gontier photoMr Julien GontierCounsel Julien Gontier specialises in litigation/arbitration, public procurement and infrastructure projects. He…
Number of lawyers : 550
at this office : 12
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Contact : Samy Laghouati (laghouati@gide.com)
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