Gide counsel Rym Loucif's practice encompasses all aspects of corporate law, in particular, cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as competition law. She has broad experience advising international corporations on every stage of their deals, from legal and tax to structuring through to execution and following up on the investments.
Ms. Loucif co-heads the M&A practice of the Algiers office and leads the competition law and international trade practice of the office. She has developed extensive experience in relation to several regulated sectors, such as the automotive sector as she worked on almost all the projects achieved in the automotive industry in Algeria in the recent years including Mercedes (“Daimler”) and Renault. She has also gained extensive experience in healthcare matters. In particular, she assisted the Algerian Competition Council in a competitive analysis of the distribution chain in connection with a study on the medicinal products market for human use.
Rym is a specialist in investment law. She acts as an expert in the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean, which supports efforts to boost the quality and quantity of investments to and within the Mediterranean region.
Prior to joining Gide in 2011, Rym worked for leading US law firms (Willkie Farr and Gibson Dunn) in Paris, where she spent over six years developing her corporate and M&A experience.
Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006, Rym completed all her studies at Paris II – Panthéon-Assas University. In 2004, she received her Master of Laws (LL.M.) with honors in business and tax law. She is also a graduate of King’s College London in EU competition law.
Legal 500 and other legal directories rank her among the leading individuals practising in Corporate / M&A in Algeria.
Rym’s recent instructions include advising General Cable Corporation, International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), Philip Morris International, Aabar Investment PJS, Veon (formerly VimpelCom) and Renault as regards their investments in Algeria.
Rym Loucif speaks French, English and Arabic.