Firm Profile > Bourabiat Associés > Algiers, Algeria

Bourabiat Associés
Résidence de la Présidence, Bat C
Ben Aknoun, Algiers
16000 Algeria

Banking and finance Tier 1

Bourabiat Associés assists banks, funds and sponsors with a wide range of transactions, including acquisitions, project finance and bond issuances. The practice, which is led by Foued Bourabiat, also specialises in Islamic finance transactions and OHADA law. Advising Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP) on the completion of a shari'ah-compliant financing facility for Oil Recovery Services SAL was a key highlight. BNP Paribas and International Finance Corporation (IFC) are other notable clients.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Bourabiat Associés assists national and international corporates, financial institutions, government bodies and sponsors with various corporate and commercial matters as well as M&A. The practice, headed by Foued Bourabiat, advised technology company ABB on the transfer of its worldwide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business to a third-party purchaser. The Carlyle Group and Cevital are other notable clients. Valérie Veaux Muller is another key contact.

Employment Tier 1

Bourabiat Associés advises clients on employment and social security issues arising from corporate and restructuring operations, as well as employment contracts, residence permits, and the legal and fiscal status of foreign companies' employees. Valérie Veaux Muller is the name to note; she has advised a US pharmaceutical company on the implementation of a voluntary departure plan, and performed employment due diligence in relation to a number of acquisitions of Algerian companies by international companies and private equity firms under the 51/49 rule.

Energy Tier 2

Bourabiat Associés assists international oil and gas companies with a wide range of legal matters, including M&A and banking and finance, as well as regulatory, environmental and competition law. The practice, led by practice head Foued Bourabiat, advised gas company Linde on merger clearance before the Algerian competition authority in relation to a multibillion-dollar merger between the client and Praxair.

The firm: Founded in 2012 by two highly experienced lawyers educated and trained in top universities and law firms in Algiers, Paris and London, Bourabiat Associés aims to provide its clients in Algeria with a pioneering offering including the assistance of a fully independent local firm, offering its clients legal services that match international standards on a wide range of business law. The firm works very hard to add value and deliver excellent client service to help its clients execute the most intricate deals and to resolve the most complex disputes.

The firm assists clients in Algeria, France and throughout the MENA region, cultivating close relationships with leading law firms in the relevant jurisdictions which helps it to provide a seamless service to clients on their cross-border transactions and projects.

In a very short period of time the firm has established itself as a clear leading firm in the Algerian legal market. Bourabiat Associés is the only firm exclusively composed of lawyers trained in top international law firms.

Areas of practice: Bourabiat Associés helps national and international corporations, financial institutions and government bodies looking to invest in Algeria and the MENA region navigate the legal and regulatory framework. Bourabiat Associés’ established presence enables it to share its in-depth sector expertise and international and local network. The firm provides advice in English, French and Arabic. The firm is also able to intervene with high-level expertise on the full spectrum of legal services, including M&A, energy, projects, banking, arbitration and employment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Investment Foued Bourabiat
Investment Amar Benafla
Oil & Gas Foued Bourabiat
Oil & Gas Amar Benafla
Corporate Foued Bourabiat
Corporate Amar Benafla
Commercial Foued Bourabiat
Commercial Amar Benafla
Competition Amar Benafla
Arbitration Valérie Veaux-Muller
Pharmaceuticals Foued Bourabiat
Pharmaceuticals Amar Benafla
Banking and finance Foued Bourabiat
Labour and Employment Valérie Veaux-Muller
Projects and infrastructure Foued Bourabiat
Private equity Foued Bourabiat
Restructuring/insolvency Foued Bourabiat
Automotive Foued Bourabiat
Automotive Amar Benafla
Renewable energy Foued Bourabiat
Renewable energy Amar Benafla
Number of lawyers : 7
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