Samy Laghouati is the partner in charge of Gide's Algiers office which he founded in 2003. He also managed the firm's activities in Tunisia. He is mainly involved in business ventures and investments in Algeria and Tunisia, acting for both public bodies (government agencies and state-owned enterprises) and foreign investors. He handles in particular privatisations, acquisitions, as well as large-scale infrastructure transactions (real estate, energy, water, etc.).
He assists his clients with every stage of the deals, from the structuring (legal and fiscal) to the execution and following through of the investments.
He lectures at the Algerian Higher Business School (international taxation).
Samy Laghouati is consistently ranked as a Leading Individual in M&A / Corporate and Energy by international legal guides Chambers Global, Legal 500 and IFLR1000. He has been inducted to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence. The criteria for entry is to have been recognised by Legal 500 as one of the elite leading lawyers for seven consecutive years.
« Led by Samy Laghouati, the team at Gide Loyrette Nouel handles privatisations, joint ventures, acquisitions, divestments and large-scale infrastructure transactions, assisting both public bodies and foreign investors. A notable highlight was advising Total on a joint venture with Algerian state-owned oil and gas company Sonatrach. Other notable clients include Engie, Volkswagen and Sanofi. »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019
« Samy Laghouati is a prominent figure in the Algerian market and is well known for his corporate and commercial work. Interviewees note: 'He's very knowledgeable about Algerian law. He's a very good adviser.' He is highly praised for his work in the energy sector, advising on acquisitions and divestitures, as well as infrastructure projects and commercial partnerships. His practice also covers fund formation and foreign investment. »
Chambers Global 2019
« The Tunisia practice at Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel is led by Anis Jabnoun, with assistance from Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois. Commercial and merger control matters are an area of strength for the firm. Clients include the European Investment Bank (EIB). »
Legal 500 EMEA 2019