North Africa

Gide's activity relies on the expertise of a first-class team set up in the region, comprising over 40 lawyers and legal consultants in three offices: Algiers, Casablanca and Tunis. Our presence in North Africa dates back several decades, and we are proud of the trust we have inspired in our local and foreign clients in the area.

Thanks to our long-standing presence in North Africa, we have developed close ties with the authorities in each country of the region, and can provide our clients with excellent knowledge of the business environment, combined with outstanding legal proficiency.

Our activities in the region, as well as in Africa as a whole, are supervised by the partners in charge of each local office, alongside the partners based in Paris and London. We are thus in a position to act on complex operations, investments in particular, that require multi-disciplinary teams comprising specialists working in different offices.

Main areas of expertise:

Experience includes:

  • Morocco: advising group Engie on setting up a joint venture with Finatech (FinanceCom group), dedicated to energy services..
  • Morocco: advising Renault Trucks on the divestment of its Moroccan subsidiary Renault Trucks Maroc.
  • Algeria: advising Volkswagen AG on setting up a joint venture to build an assembly plant in Algeria.
  • Egypt: advising European Investment Bank (EIB), the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt for the operation of Abu Tartour Port project and the development of new potential industrial activities.
  • Morocco: advising Aabar Investments PJS, an Abu Dhabi sovereign fund, on a joint venture with the Kingdom of Morocco and the Moroccan Fund for the Development of Tourism, Qatar Holding LLC and Al Ajial Investment Fund Holding, with a view to investing USD 2.7 billion in the Moroccan tourism sector.
  • Algeria: 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.
  • Algeria: advising AXA on setting up two insurance companies in partnership with the Algerian National Investment Fund and the Bank of Algeria.
  • Tunisia: advising the Auchan Group on buying a stake in Société Magasin Général, a Tunisian company active in the retail sector and listed on the Tunis stock exchange.
  • Tunisia: advising the Tunisian government on the construction of the first airport in the country on the basis of a BOT contract.

Our offices in North Africa: