Firm Profile > Bennani & Associés LLP > Algiers, Algeria
Bennani & Associés LLP Offices
25, Rue Djnane El Malik
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Dispute resolution Tier 1
Bennani & Associés LLP is particularly active in commercial, tax, and labour litigation with an international element, with some expertise in international arbitration, mainly focused on the oil and gas and construction sectors. Practice head Zakaria Zereg is experienced in commercial, corporate, civil and administrative litigation as well as international arbitration. Another key name is Mourad Seghir. In recent work, the group acted for Compass in a dispute with the Algerian Tax Administration.
Employment Tier 1Mourad Seghir leads the team at Bennani & Associés LLP, which advises on a range of employment issues, including departure plans, foreign labour issues, litigation, as well as social security and tax related-matters. Clients include domestic and international corporations.
Banking and finance Tier 2
The team at Bennani & Associés LLP has particular expertise advising major international banks on issuances of securities and regulatory matters. Mourad Seghir heads the practice. Mohamed Debbouche is another name to note. In recent work, the group assisted Sberbank with the review of the terms and conditions of bank instruments in Algeria and the issuance of securities and bank guarantee instruments.
At Bennani & Associés LLP, the team has developed a specialism in advising high-profile clients in the automotive industry on sizeable transactions. Restructurings, joint ventures, commercial issues, and regulatory advice feature prominently in its work, which is often referred to the practice by leading international law firms. Mourad Seghir leads the team.
Energy Tier 2
The team at Bennani & Associés LLP advises a range of international and domestic oil and gas clients on their partnerships with Sonatrach, Algeria’s state-owned oil and gas company. The practice, led by Mourad Seghir, focuses on regulatory advice, commercial advice, M&A transactions and joint ventures.
Cairn Energy plc
National Oilwell Varco
Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS)
Bennani & Associés LLP > Firm Profile
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.
|Mergers and acquisitions|
|Banking and project finance|
|Tourism and hotel projects|
|Intellectual property litigation|
|Stock exchange and capital markets|
|Arbitration and dispute resolution|
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