Mr Noureddine Ferchiou > Ferchiou & associés > Tunis, Tunisia > Lawyer Profile

Ferchiou & associés
34 PLACE DU 14 JANVIER 2011
1001 TUNIS
Tunisia
Noureddine Ferchiou photo

Work Department

Managing Partner

Position

Founding partner of Ferchiou & associés, Nourredine Ferchiou has over thirty years of experience guiding Tunisia’s most successful corporations in industry leading transactions and is recognized for his cross border expertise.

Career

Noureddine has over 30 years of government and institutional expertise and professional knowledge of the country’s opportunities, challenges, ongoing business and legal environment and he has developed a deep global network of relationship with International law firms and financial institutions making Ferchiou & Associés the most connected law firm in the country. Specializes in all sectors of business law, including corporate law, commercial law, administrative law, international trade, energy, oil and gas, mergers and acquisitions, foreign and off-shore investment, corporate restructuring and privatization, transactions, banking law, real estate law, labor and employment, intellectual and industrial property, telecommunications, agency and distributorship, domestic and international arbitration, tax law.

Recent Transactional Highlights:
Banking & Finance: Legal advisor of an international pool of banks, one of the arranging banks of a 1 Billion EUROS bond done by CBT acting on behalf of the Republic of Tunisia at a value of 850 million EUROS, legal advisor of 2 multinationals in relation to a 500 million USD sovereign bond done by CBT and guaranteed by USAID, legal advisor of a Qatari Bank in relation to its issuance of 1 Billion Euro Bonds, legal advisor of an European financial institution for providing a loan of up to TND 4 million to a newly established microfinance institution in Tunisia, legal advisor in relation to the preparation of the PPA applicable to wind project within the new legal framework. Corporate & M&A: advisor to a Tunisian  telecommunication operator on the $200M sale of its Mauritanian subsidiary through an international tender; advised an Emirati telecommunication operator with the sale of its $2B stake in a tunisian telecommunication operator; advised on the restructuring of an UAE Group, Tunis Sports City Project, estimated at $150M.

Languages

Arabic, French, English, Italian

Memberships

Admitted to Bar, Tunis in 1981.

Education

University of Tunis, Masters in Private Law (1978); University of Paris, D.E.A. in Business Law with a major in finance and taxation (1979), D.E.A. in Private Law with a major in Construction Law (1980).

Lawyer Rankings

Tunisia > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Hall of Fame)

Noureddine FerchiouFerchiou & associés

Ferchiou & associés‘ deep experience and close links to international law firms ensures that it has a hand in most of the high-profile corporate and M&A deals in Tunisia. Noureddine Ferchiou is held up by many as the go-to lawyer in the country for sophisticated transactional mandates. Dual Paris- and Tunisia-qualified Amina Larbi is also widely recognised as a market leader for her premier experience in domestic and cross-border M&A. Rym Ferchiou handles all aspects of business law, including M&A, competition and general corporate matters. Omar Ferchiou is dual New York- and Tunisia-qualified and routinely advises local and international clients on corporate issues.

Tunisia > Banking and finance

Ferchiou & associés houses a dominant lender-side practice, which is well versed in both conventional and Islamic finance matters. The firm acts for an impressive roster of banks and financial institutions, particularly international development banks such as EBRD, EIB and IFC, and it is also sought after by borrowers. Amina Larbi focuses on banking and project finance, with particular expertise in PPP and concession projects. Omar Ferchiou is New York- and Tunisia-qualified and advises local and international clients on finance matters. Managing partner Noureddine Ferchiou is noted for his record in complex, cross-border transactions.