Firm Profile > Abdelly & Associates > Tunis, Tunisia

Abdelly & Associates
1053 TUNIS

Tunisia > Banking and finance Tier 2

ABDELLY & ASSOCIATES NORTH AFRICA FIRM advises on a range of banking and finance issues, including regulatory initiatives and legislation, enforcement actions, payment system issues, and anti-money laundering. Adel Dajani has an extensive background in banking and finance.

Tunisia > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

ABDELLY & ASSOCIATES NORTH AFRICA FIRM advises on M&A and privatisations, and has particularly strong experience in the energy and natural resources sector. The team regularly assists clients with cross-border transactions. Founding partner Samir Adbdelly, who focuses on corporate and M&A work, is a key individual to note.

ABDELLY & ASSOCIATES North Africa law firm group was established as a continuity of a long standing legal tradition and has grown considerably, presided over by Dr. Samir Abdelly and Dr. Adel Dajani since the 90 ‘s. we live and work in the region with partners in Algeria , Libya, and office in Tunisia.

We developed our network with partners in Dubai, Cairo, Paris, and London and we strive to expand further partners in Asia and USA by establishing strategic relationships with international law firms interested in the North African market.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Director Dr Samir Abdelly 0021623999148
Sofien Abdelly : Partner
Fatma ben abdallah : Associate
Manel ballasoued : Associate
Syrine Attia : Associate
English (fluent)

Abdelly & Associates and Partner Is a multi-disciplinary team of highly-experienced lawyers who provide innovative legal advice, with expertise, PFI/PPP. We are committed to helping clients keep pace with market and regulatory developments, as well as enabling entry into new markets, managing risk and strengthening your business by providing top tier legal advice combined with industry knowledge and an acute awareness of your commercial drivers.
Our experience is highly valued by our clients in fact Our energy lawyers have significant experience working with clients in the upstream, midstream and downstream markets for virtually all forms of energy, including :

    • Oil & gas : we have a group of acknowledged legal experts in the oil and gas industry, offering depth of resource, local expertise and commitment to the key oil and gas players across the region
    • Renewable : The Firm also provides legal assistance to clients that are developing, financing or investing capital in renewable energy facilities, such as wind, solar,. To realize the full potential of the available tax and financing products, the group assists clients in tenders concession ,PPP , negotiating contracts with power purchasers, equipment installers, purchasers of renewable energy certificates and providers of both installation and permanent financing..
    • Power : We provide top-tier legal expertise in the power sector, including


Mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and acquisitions lawyers provide legal advice on all aspects of M&A transactions for public and private corporate clients, institutional investors and private individuals. We have extensive experience advising clients in all aspects of buying and selling businesses, including purchases and sales of equity and assets, going private transactions, recapitalizations and other corporate restructurings. Our M&A lawyers work with various sector specialists within our firm to provide expert advice. We work for public and private companies, institutional investors, brokers partnerships, industrial and provident societies, and private individuals. Our merger and acquisition attorneys strive to protect the value of our clients’ transactions while at the same time making certain that we provide practical solutions to the issues that arise in the course of our representation.

We understand that our clients want to work with attorneys who can not only identify important risks, but can also negotiate to minimize those risks while maximizing the realization of the clients’ goals and objectives.

Areas of focus

Our mergers and acquisitions lawyers expertise includes the following:
Private company acquisitions and disposals (shares and assets).
Public company takeovers (including public to private transactions).
Business transactions and mergers.
Equity investments.


Media law governs the exercise of media activities, in the diversity of techniques and media (written and audiovisual media: press, radio, television, internet …) and legal disciplines.

Media law is part of the skills of Abdelly & Associates and Partner International Consulting . our firm intervenes in the main topics of the media sector in corporation with Tweed International Consulting .

Our cooperator tweed International Consulting is Rated as the top tier (band 1) in Defamation/Reputation Management and Media & Entertainment fields of Chambers, Abdelly & Associates and Partner and TWEED got a team of lawyers that can brings together an experienced team of lawyers that provides a full north Africa UK and Ireland legal service for reputation management, privacy, commercial litigation and brand protection issues.

Founder Paul Tweed is a globally acknowledged expert in his field and his unparalleled track record in litigation and exceptional levels of client satisfaction are testament to his commitment to each and every client.

We cover all the major industry sectors, including advertising, digital media, film, television, music, publishing, sport and theatre.

Together we advise a wide range of clients from large multinational corporations to private individuals, from owner-managed businesses to cultural institutions. The main focus of our work includes the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, commercial and intellectual property advisory work, and dispute resolution. Whoever our client is, our approach is founded on a profound understanding of their business. This, together with our network and close professional relationships in the media, enables us to give our clients real, valuable advice that shapes and informs their commercial decisions. Its recognized expertise in media law and litigation enables us to advise clients on the most suitable options and strategies available having regard to individual client objectives. Abdelly & Associates and Partner and TWEED has litigation, media, data and new technology lawyers who provide solutions to cyber harassment, misuse of private information and privacy breaches.

We are skilled in dealing with both online and offline reputation management, pre and post publication, to protect individuals, corporate and brands. We have extensive experience of complex and high value commercial litigation. Our approach is always professional, cost effective and client focused. We don’t just meet expectations, we exceed them.

Our prestigious cooperator Mr Tweed, has represented celebrities including Liam Neeson, Britney Spears and Harrison Ford, – last year he acted for Ismail Omar Guelleh, president of Djibouti, in a case against Facebook in Dublin and high-profile Palestinian Mohammed Dahlan is a client.


We provide assistance to Governments and their financial advisors, to companies being privatized, to local and international underwriters of the related securities offerings and to private sector purchasers of privatized businesses.

Privatizations are particularly demanding transactions. They combine political, legal and economic decision-making. They require the skills of numerous legal practice groups, usually working collaboratively with other technical and financial advisors. They require industry specific expertise in a wide range of business sectors, chiefly including finance, manufacturing, Oil & Gas, power, telecommunications, banking & finance, insurance and reinsurance.

Abdelly & Associates and Partner International Consulting provides legal assistance to its clients in International bids ,concessions, defense contracts public procurement,tenders and bids. The legal assistance it provides to its clients also include advice legal opinion and project management in privatization projects, energy projects, telecommunication projects , build –operate- transfer and build –operate projects in Tunisia

Insurance & Reinsurance

Our lawyers are litigators and dealmakers; trial lawyers and settlement professionals; advocates and strategic advisors. Our experience spans all of the major industry segments—life, health, property-casualty—and all of the lines of business—insurance, reinsurance,

we believe that our team, along with colleagues we can draw from closely affiliated practice areas at the firm, allows us to help insurance industry clients navigate any terrain they may need to traverse. From start-ups to established industry players, our insurance and reinsurance team helps our clients successfully meet the full range of challenges facing insurers today

Franchising and Distribution

For companies that wish to expand, franchising is the most efficient and profitable path to growth. it is a great form of collaboration and can also be seen as a supplement for companies that already have a solid distribution system , Whether you are a start-up company or a mature business, Abdelly & Associates and Partner understands the franchise industry and its diverse legal needs. As you establish and expand your franchise locally, you need to know that you are getting the best advice. We are one of a small number of local International Consulting that has worked with franchising for the longest period of time, and have extensive experience in establishing, adapting, and improving franchise systems.

Regardless of industry sector, all companies involved in franchising face the same concerns over risk management, partner selection, enforcement of quality standards, and legal and regulatory compliance., clients can leverage our experience in all aspects of franchising to mitigate these risks and access our strategic advice.

We work regularly with national and international franchise systems and with systems of different sizes and different approaches. Our clients are primarily to be found in the retail trade and the service sector in a number of different business areas.

International trade

Our international trade lawyers help clients achieve their commercial aims. We draw on trade expertise across a range of legal disciplines to help clients make the most of local opportunities in their sector.

Our expertise includes assisting transport sector clients with cross-border regulatory issues, negotiate free trade agreements and resolve international trade disputes, Our international trade lawyers can help.

The attorneys and trade advisors of Abdelly & Associates and Partner Law Group know exactly how to navigate the intricate maze of international trade regulations, and have a successful track record for helping clients save millions of dollars in compliance penalties. The majority of our clients also leverage the expertise and experience of the Consulting Group trade advisors to ensure that their supply chain operations are compliant. Abdelly & Associates and Partner is a highly respected International Consulting of few ones focused on international trade compliance and proven strategies to optimize global trade business practices. Law Group’s focus is on making sure the global trade business is legally structured to maximize efficiency and profitability.

The international trade attorneys of Abdelly & Associates and Partner Law Group offer a unique set of benefits to companies involved in import and export activities:
Consultative, customized approach with exceptional client service
Multilingual service with fluency in French, English, Italian

Export Processing & Licensing Agreements
Versatile capabilities including import/export audits, compliance procedures, penalty mitigation, trade analysis, litigation,

Capital Investment

Helping owners, brokers, investment funds and investment managers raise and manage investment capital from Tunisia and non-Tunisian investors
Our attorneys have extensive experience advising investment fund sponsors on all aspects of their business, from capital raising and fund formation to implementation of their business models.
We are committed to supporting our clients in those areas where their partnership with us can bring real value

Banking & Finance

We have unparalleled experience in bank securities offerings, regularly deal with the disclosure issues facing banks and have been involved in the development of many creative capital financings by banking organizations.

One our Partners, Dr. Adel Dajani is highly reputed for bringing to bear a pragmatic approach to legal issues within banking business framework. This pragmatism stems from a long career in investment banking and private equity that started in Hong-Kong with Wardley Ltd, the investment bank subsidiary of HSBC and that spanned in the establishment of two investment banks in London and Tunisia and a private equity operation in North Africa. His international experience as a corporate financier and his excellent working knowledge of the North African capital and investment markets adds a unique and practical dimension to any investment and private equity opportunity in emerging markets.

Tax advisory

We provide legal advice on national, and international tax law issues advising corporate entities, trusts and individuals

Tax is often a major consideration of how and when a matter is undertaken and this needs to be incorporated into the overall objective of a project.

Our team advises business and their stakeholders on the tax impact of all aspects of business life. They provide strategies to fit in with the objectives of a client. We also provide comprehensive and practical advice across the range of tax disputes, tax compliance and tax controversies. We represent clients at all stages of the administrative process, from audit through administrative appeal, and at every judicial level.

Areas of our expertise include also:

Corporation of companies and trusts
Tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and joint-ventures
Tax planning for investment funds
Establishment of holding structures
Reconstructions, reorganizations
Business exit and succession tax planning
Capital gains tax planning
Real estate tax
Employee remuneration planning
Income tax
Inheritance tax
Tax planning with double taxation treaties

Intellectual property

Our Clients portfolio include major, medium and small size key National and International companies carrying out activities in various sectors of the Industry, mainly Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals, Telecommunications and IT, Communications & Advertising, etc.

The wide range of services we provide to our Clients before North African and International Patent and Trademark Offices are as following:

Registering intellectual property rights: which includes taking the necessary administrative procedures to reinforce both on the national and the international level IP rights conferred by industrial creations, distinctive signs and Author’s and artistic Properties.

Securing Intellectual Property rights: Such as advising our Domestic and International Clients about the adequate negotiating and drafting contracts, administrative needed agreements, structuring licensing strategies in buying and selling intellectual property rights,auditing IP assets.

Enforcing Intellectual Property rights: by implementing on the national level anti-piracy measures, preventing from likelihood of confusion, counterfeiting, unfair competitions and all kinds of IP infringements, process to both National and International remedies, commercial litigations and ADR methods to find the better solution.


Our Attorneys have up-to-date knowledge of developments in a wide range of practice areas, including anti-trust, distribution and franchising, tax law, securities, Banking & Finance, Insurance & Reinsurance, corporate governance, criminal business defense an investigations, employment, environment law, tax law.

Our priority is to design strategic and creative solutions to our customers’ disputes by analyzing the weakness of the adverse parties, establishing procedural tactics as well as adopting an active and innovative approach in settling disputes.

To make our clients spare their time and gain their money, we advise them on how to avoid any claim proceedings through mediation and conciliation before turning to any litigation procedures.

The Firm is composed of a large panel of lawyers having developed substantial records within the framework of civil/criminal proceedings including but not limited to debt recoveries actions, seizures, judicial proceedings undertaken on behalf of our local and International Clients.

Through many years, we proud ourselves to have sustainable experience and knowledge in connection with judicial environment, negotiation and strategic process in front of competent courts.

Alternative Dispute Settelment

Our arbitration lawyers and experts analyze issues and draft mediation and arbitration clauses in international joint venture and other financial and commercial agreements.

We also develop strategies to resolve complex judicial proceedings and we represent our clients in arbitration, mediation, negotiation and all alternative dispute resolution proceedings international disputes, such as those involving claims, multiple parties, multiple jurisdictions and parallel or closely related arbitral and

1-CONSULTING ENERGEAN : Energean has completed the acquisition of Edison E&P. This is a transformational deal for Energean providing immediate and material increases in cash flow and access to future growth opportunities, creating one of the largest E&P companies listed on the London Stock Exchange:

Highlights : Our firm assisted the company energean for the closing the deals and getting the goverment authorization in 9 countries ( UK,Italy,Croatia,Montenegro,creece,cyprus,Israel,egypt,Malta)

-The gross consideration* for the transaction, as at the locked box date of 1 January 2019, is $284 million and the final net consideration (net of cash acquired) is $203 million.

-The deal diversifies Energean into 9 countries of operation and provides a range of organic growth opportunities

– Following completion of the deal and the acquisition of Kerogen’s stake in Energean Israel, the group’s 2P reserves and 2C resources reach 1,069 mmboe, 74% of which is gas

-The enlarged group has a clear path to get us to production of 200,000 boepd once Karish is on stream and cements our position as the largest independent E&P listed in London

2-Advice litigation arbitration or strategic advices in Washington for big companies with crimea government : more than 13 confidentional client

3-Consulting PERENCO to buy the interest of PETROFAC :

Legal assistance on various areas of law and regulatory, strategic assistance, drafting, negotiation of Asset purchase agreements between the Vendor and Buyer and preparation of all closing documents between the parties for the purpose of getting important and complex phased governmental approvals of their acquisition of interests in, till the gazetting dated last week and all transaction approvals including with UNION GTT related to hundreds of employees and STEG related to the gas and electricity till the ca

4-CHINA HARBOUR ENGENERING:Tender from the minister of transport Tunisia, negociation with government and preparing the offers related to the tender ( 1 billion $)

Highlights :

· Located 100 km from Tunis and 170 km from Sfax by the highway, the port complex of Enfidha (to be developed over 3,000 ha) includes: the port with its components over 1,000 ha (planned to be carried out in two phases ) and the economic and logistics zone covering 2,000 ha. It will have an access channel with a depth of 19 m.

· At the end of phase 1, scheduled to last 3 years, the platform will have a capacity of 1.2 million containers. The second stage, scheduled to last 2 years, will add an additional capacity of 400,000 containers.

· This project, dubbed by the government in January 2017, aims to make the country “a regional and international platform for trade and services, allowing the development of Tunisia’s production chain and opening it up more to the outside world by the encouragement of logistics and industrial activities, taking advantage of the integration of the different modes of transport which are nearby in the region ”.

5- 3Arbitrations at ICC (PARIS) related to very complex legal our client IFH – Tunis Bay/Tunisian alliance (149 millions€)

6- Most important litigation between 2 big insurances companies :BEST RE Islamic reinsurance (saoudian) and EUREKOSIGORTA

7- Settlement agreement between very famous aviation supplier ( confidential name) against Tunisair and Syphax

8-Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsubishi Legal assistance, negociation, drafting and closing deal and getting the approval of their bid tender application and selection as contractor for the purpose of building a power station Radès 2 and the establishment of their Tunisian Branch in Tunisia).

9-China Engineering Harbour (project of construction of the quai 8/9 Radès Port and the next project of Enfidha deep water (1.5 M USD)