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Bennani & Associés LLP

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Bennani & Associés LLP combines in-depth local knowledge with extensive experience in cross-border M&A matters, often working in partnership with international firms such as Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. Bennani acted for Sweden's Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology in the negotiation of a new distribution agreement.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At Bennani & Associés LLP, dispute resolution is the fastest growing part of the firm. Abdellah Moustaid leads the practice and he acted for UPS in an LCIA arbitration arising from the termination of a service agreement with a local distributor. He also represented Dell in a dispute with IB Maroc concerning a distribution agreement.

Employment Tier 2

Bennani & Associés LLP joins the ranking on the strength of its advisory and litigation work for international clients. It recently advised a petroleum company on local labour law issues and, for Dell, it handled disputes arising from the transfer of business assets to NTT Data. Mehdi Bennani and Abdellah Moustaid are the key contacts.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Bennani & Associés LLP joins the ranking having handled a growing workload for international clients. Associate Mohamed Hariss acted for Italian company Fater, which is a joint venture between Procter & Gamble and Angelini Group, on compliance with local IP regulations. Mehdi Bennani counts International Fruit Genetics among his clients.

Projects and public law Tier 3

Bennani & Associés LLP has a strong track record in projects, and corporate partner Abdellah Moustaid remains active in project finance. Ghalia Mokhtari left to start her own firm, Mokhtari Avocats.

Tourism and real estate Tier 3

At Bennani & Associés LLP, managing partner Mehdi Bennani is regarded as one of the leading practitioners for real estate development, and he frequently advises multinational companies on their investments. He acted for Italian automotive manufacturer Magneti Marelli in the construction of an automotive production plant in Tangier.

The firm: Bennani & Associés LLP is a leading independent law firm with offices in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco, which offers cutting-edge business law expertise to listed and unlisted companies as well as public entities. The firm’s lawyers are committed to excellence in the practice of law, while maintaining the highest standard of ethical and professional conduct. As an independent law firm, Bennani & Associés LLP has chosen to develop strong relationships with every international law firm and foreign independent law firm active in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. The firm’s added value resides in its command of local law and precedent, reconciled with a very pragmatic approach which factors in the business objectives of the clients. When entrusted with a transaction, the firm’s attorneys collaborate with their clients to develop creative strategies and solutions tailored to achieving the clients’ objectives. In litigation matters, the firm’s lawyers work hand-in-hand with their clients to determine whether a case requires proactive action, and provide advice on the risks involved and, to the extent determinable, the chances of success.

Areas of practice: The firm specialises in business law, in particular mergers and acquisitions, corporate, private and public contracts, as well as in energy and mining. It also undertakes work in exchange control regulations, competition law, customs law, tax law, labour law and commercial litigation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Mergers and acquisitions
Banking and project finance
Real estate
Employment law
Tourism and hotel projects
Intellectual property litigation
Banking litigation
Commercial litigation
Labour litigation
Stock exchange and capital markets
Private equity
Arbitration and dispute resolution
Telecommunications law
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mehdi Bennani photo Mr Mehdi Bennani
Number of lawyers : 30
At this office : 15
Contact : Mehdi Bennani
Other offices : Algiers
Other offices : Tunis