Julien Gontier is a Counsel with Gide Loyrette Nouel A.A.R.PI., member of the Paris Bar, specialized in litigation/arbitration, public procurements and infrastructures projects. He worked for our Litigation Department in Paris and joined our Algiers office in June 2008 where he advices major foreign companies wishing to invest in Algeria.
In the framework of his experience in Algeria, he regularly assists companies on the occasion of the achievement of their infrastructures projects for the conclusion of EPC, O&M or supply contracts (negotiation, drafting of contractual documentation), the performance of these contracts (interpretation of contractual clauses, claims) and for the related litigations (arbitration and local courts).
He also assists foreign and Algerian companies for the conclusion and performance of public procurements and mainly, of works public procurements, regarding the preparation and submission of bids (analyze of call for tenders documentation, questions relating to the applicable regulations etc.) and the performance of the public procurement contracts (interpretation of contractual clauses, claims, litigations).
He participates more and more in arbitrations or expert procedures under the aegis of the International Chamber of Commerce in the context of disputes relating to infrastructure contracts involving entities Algerian public authorities and international companies.
He speaks French and English.
« Counsel Julien Gontier has been developing the firm’s disputes activity; he specialises in litigation and arbitration and regularly advises major overseas and Algerian entities. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2023 - Algeria - Dispute Resolution
« Julien Gontier has been exceptional to deal with. He has helped guide us through the Algerian bureaucracy with great ease. Mr. Gontier has also been incredibly available during the pandemic such that we have never been unable to reach him despite his travels between France and Algeria. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Dispute Resolution
« Samy Laghouati, who has a particularly strong focus on the energy sector, heads the team and is supported by counsel Julien Gontier. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2022 - Commercial, Corporate & M&A
« Julien Gontier takes the lead on litigation work and has extensive expertise in EPC and O&M contracts and public procurement disputes. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2021