Practice areas

Banking and Finance

Banking and restructuring transactions are one of the core practices of the firm. Clients benefit from our comprehensive experience which spans various areas of banking and finance and enable us to offer to our clients a rare, genuine expertise in this sector in Algeria.

We advise and assist banks and other financial institutions, funds and sponsors with their bank financing transactions across every industry, including acquisition and project finance as well as in the context of bond issues (convertible, subordinated, etc.).

We also advise clients on issues relating to banking and securities laws, including setting up a business presence in Algeria, the transfer of their loan portfolios and capital markets issues.

We have a comprehensive understanding and unrivalled expertise in Algeria in structuring Islamic finance transactions and also possess a unique knowledge of OHADA law in Algeria which enables us to assist and support our clients in their Islamic financings or in their transactions in OHADA countries.

Corporate / Private Equity

We assist domestic and international companies and investment funds on all corporate matters and transactions, including:

  • - setting up companies, share capital increase and reduction, mergers and acquisitions, disposal of assets, contribution in kind, privatisations, shareholder relations, dissolutions and winding-up, etc.
  • - setting up joint ventures, drafting shareholder agreements, conducting due diligence and assisting clients in relation to local formalities and contacts involving public authorities.

Energy and Infrastructure

We advise and assist sponsors and financial institutions on oil and gas, mining, electricity, renewable energy, water and waste, telecommunications, rail, airports, ports and road projects.

Our team provides clients with comprehensive legal services at every stage of a transaction or project, from the key structuring stage to the environmental, social and regulatory requirements.

Economic Law

Our team advises and assists clients on negotiating and drafting various types of contracts, including distribution contracts, and also assists them with competition law and franchising issues.

Exchange control regulations

We advise and assist clients on all issues relating to foreign exchange control regulations and, if necessary, guide them in connection with any contacts and exchanges with the Bank of Algeria.

Employment law

We provide comprehensive legal advice on all employment law issues, including negotiating and drafting employment contracts, carrying out local formalities in relation to work and residence permits and any employment issues arising from corporate or restructuring transactions. We also assist foreign companies in connection with the legal and tax status of their expatriates.

We work in close relationship with local lawyers in relation to employment law litigations.