Firm Profile > CMS > Algiers, Algeria


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

CMS assists African, European and international companies that have operations in Algeria, advising on a broad range of corporate and M&A transactions. Key sectors include energy, oil and gas, banking, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and construction. Samir Sayah is the vastly experienced practice head, leading a team that has experience in company and contract laws, share capital restructuring, and procurement regulations. Other key names are partner Amine Sator and associate Fatiha Aouam.

Practice head(s):

Samir Sayah

Key clients

Pierre Fabre


Dispute resolution Tier 1

CMS in Algiers represents clients in a range of disputes: labour law, maritime law, commercial disputes, as well as administrative litigation. Ali Mokrane heads the litigation practice.

Employment Tier 1

At CMS, there is significant overlap between its employment work and its corporate and M&A transactions. It assists clients with a variety of day-to-day employment issues, such as the transfer of employees and a review of the termination of employment policy. Amine Sator is the name to note.

Practice head(s):

Amine Sator

Energy Tier 1

CMS has considerable experience providing day-to-day assistance to domestic and international clients in this sphere. Led by Samir Sayah, the team has expertise advising on asset sales, contracts, licences, tax, foreign exchange regulations, due diligence, and negotiations with public and private entities. Amine Sator is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Samir Sayah; Amine Sator

Banking and finance Tier 2

At CMS, the team specialises in advising international banks on local regulations. It also has a track record of providing advice on the borrower’s side, usually relating to equity restructuring and exchange control for pharmaceutical clients. Samir Sayah and Amine Sator are key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Samir Sayah; Amine Sator

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance
Consumer products
Corporate, M&A
Dispute resolution
Financial regulations
Insolvency and restructuring
Intellectual property
Life sciences
Project finance
Public law
Technology, media and communications
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Mourad Nabil Abdessemed  photo Mr Mourad Nabil Abdessemed
Mr Ali Mokrane  photo Mr Ali Mokrane
Me Amine Sator  photo Me Amine Sator
Mr Samir Sayah  photo Mr Samir Sayah
Number of lawyers : 520
CMS is an international full-service law firm
acting for major global and domestic corporations. 4
500 lawyers work for CMS in over 74 offices.
Contact : Samir Sayah
Other offices : Casablanca
Other offices : Lyon
Other offices : Paris
Other offices : Strasbourg
in the Africa team : 38