Firm Profile > CMS > Algiers, Algeria


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Providing an 'excellent knowledge of the regulatory environment', CMS is experienced in M&A and corporate transactions involving industrial PPPs and joint ventures, particularly in the food, pharmaceutical, construction and oil and gas industries. Practice head Samir Sayah, who is 'available and accessible', advised Ipsen Pharma on the establishment of an industrial partnership in Algeria with two local financial partners. Partner Amine Sator, senior associate and tax expert Nabil Abdessemed and associate Amina Rabai are other names to note.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

At CMS in Algiers, head of litigation Ali Mokrane focuses on, among other things, labour law, maritime law, commercial disputes, as well as administrative litigation. A notable highlight was advising oil and gas company Repsol Exploracion Argelia on exchange control regulation litigation.

Employment Tier 1

CMS specialises in employment law matters related to corporate and M&A transactions. The practice has been assisting Johnson & Johnson with a number 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 key figure.

Energy Tier 1

CMS provides a number of services to energy clients, including advice on contracts, licences, tax, foreign exchange regulations, due diligence and negotiation with public and private entities. Practice head Samir Sayah is ‘proactive and accessible’. Amine Sator is another name to note.

Banking and finance Tier 2

At CMS, practice head Samir Sayah is a renowned expert in Algerian tax and business law, advising clients on the financial aspects of major transactions across the manufacturing, energy, health, food and beverage, distribution and telecoms sectors.

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