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Gide Loyrette Nouel

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Samy Laghouati

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Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.P.I.

Work Department

Mergers & Acquisitions / Corporate


Partner in charge of Gide's Algiers office which he founded in 2003, Samy Laghouati has been exclusively involved in business ventures and investments in Algeria, acting for both public bodies (government agencies and state-owned enterprises) and foreign investors. He mainly handles privatisations, acquisitions, as well as large-scale infrastructure transactions (real estate and energy, water). He assists his clients with every stage of the deals, from the structuring (legal and fiscal) to the execution and following through of the investments. Lecturing at the Algerian Higher Business School (International Taxation).


Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

Led by Samy Laghouati, the team at Gide Loyrette Nouel handles privatisations, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments and large-scale infrastructure transactions, assisting both public bodies and foreign investors. A notable highlight was advising Total on a joint venture with Algerian state-owned oil and gas company Sonatrach. Other notable clients include Engie, Volkswagen and Sanofi. Rym Loucif moved to LPA-CGR in 2018.

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Within: Energy

At Gide Loyrette Nouel, practice head Samy Laghouati has been advising Total on a major petrochemical project which involves the setting up of a joint venture between the client and Sonatrach. Another recent highlight was assisting Engie with the sale of Engie E&P International to Neptune Energy Group.

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Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Associate Anis Jabnoun leads the team at Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel, which has expertise in international finance law. Past work has included advising Société financière internationale (SFI) on acquiring a minority stake in Amen Bank, the second largest private bank in Tunisia, with shares listed on the Tunis Stock Exchange. Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois from Paris are recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

The Tunisia practice at Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel is led by Anis Jabnoun, with assistance from Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois. Commercial and merger control matters are an area of strength for the firm. Clients include the European Investment Bank (EIB).

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The dispute resolution group at Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel is led by Anis Jabnoun, who has over 15 years' experience of practising in Tunisia. Jabnoun recently advised Owliance on the sale of 66% of the shares of a subsidiary which provides IT services to insurance companies. Clients include HP, Islamic Relief Worldwide and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Samy Laghouati and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois are also noteworthy.

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