Algeria

6-8, rue Laroussi Amroune, Les Glycines - 16046 Alger
Tel. +213 (0)21 23 94 94/96 96 / Fax +213 (0)21 68 17 99
E-mail: algeria [at] gide [dot] com

Gide Algiers is a key player in Algerian business life, with our teams involved in all the recent major investment and disinvestment operations in the country.

Active since 2003, Gide's team in Algiers includes practitioners of Algerian and foreign nationality who combine a perfect knowledge of law and business practices in Algeria with international expertise.

Our team, supervised by Samy Laghouati, and Rym Loucif, mainly advises international investors on the legal and tax aspects of their activities, in all business sectors and in all fields of business law, in particular in terms of acquisitions, privatisations and joint ventures. Gide Algiers is strictly limited to conducting negotiations, surveys and providing advice on legal and tax issues, and does not cover any judicial activity before the courts.

Main areas of expertise:

Easily the strongest firm in the market for financial and corporate work in Algeria, the Algiers office of French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel is active on most of the country’s high end transactions.

IFLR1000 2017

Experience includes:

  • Advising Renault on setting up a strategic partnership with the SNVI and the NIF to establish a plant at Oued Tlelat. This is the first time an automotive manufacturer has a project to set up a manufacturing plant in Algeria
     
  • Advising AXA on setting up two insurance companies in partnership with the Algerian National Investment Fund and the Bank of Algeria
     
  • Advising AIG Infrastructure Funds LLC (AIG), an investments fund managed by Emerging Markets Partnership, on the sale of its minority stake in Orascom Télécom Algérie to Emirates International Investment Company (incorporated under UAE law), for an amount of USD 230 million. The investment of AIG in Orascom Télécom Algérie was the largest investment ever made by a private equity fund in North Africa (USD 45 million)
     
  • Advising GlaxoSmithKline on the acquisition of two private companies active in the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products
     
  • Advising the UAE company Aabar Investments PJS on its partnership with the Algerian Department of National Defence, Department of Industry and the Department for the Promotion of Investments, regarding the setting up of joint companies for the production of light vehicles

This firm is frequently highlighted by market sources for the strength of its practice in Algeria, and remains highly active on an impressive portfolio of corporate and commercial work.

Chambers Global 2016

Gide Loyrette Nouel provides ‘good, valuable service from a diligent team’. ‘Valuable business partner’ Samy Laghouati ‘has excellent knowledge of the market’ and Rym Loucif has ‘good technical and legal skills’. Together, they advised VimpelCom on the $4.4bn sale of a stake in telecoms company Djezzy to the Algerian National Investment Fund.

Legal 500 EMEA 2016

 

Alger

GIDE LOYRETTE NOUEL ALGERIE E.U.R.L. | CONSEILS JURIDIQUES
6-8, rue Laroussi Amroune, Les Glycines - 16046 Alger
Tel. +213 (0)21 23 94 94/96 96
Fax +213 (0)21 68 17 99
E-mail: algeria [at] gide [dot] com
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