Tunisia

22, rue Félicien Challaye - Mutuelleville 1082 Tunis - Le Belvédère
Tel. +216 (71) 891 993 / Fax +216 (71) 280 634
E-mail: tunisia [at] gln-a [dot] com

Established in Tunisia since 2001, Gide offers its clients unparalleled expertise in an environment undergoing constant change. For local law aspects, and in compliance with bar rules, Gide acts alongside the 10-strong professional lawyers’ partnership Global Lawyers North Africa (GLN-A).

Today, GLN-A is one of the rare law firms in Tunisia to be able to offer legal assistance that covers the various fields of Tunisian and international finance and business law.

Our teams offer foreign investors a full service regarding establishment in the country, implementing the funding related to their activities, restructuring and everyday legal assistance for their activities in Tunisia. They support their clients throughout their projects, their negotiations and potential disputes, as well as in their procedures with local authorities and courts.

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel is the joint operation of French firm Gide a domestic firm. The firm works across M&A, banking, and capital markets. A deal highlight in M&A was representing ABB on its acquisition of a branch of GE. In terms of capital markets, the firm represented several Italian banks, such as Unicredit, and MPS Capital Services on the drafting and negotiating of a pledge over shares held by Colacem in Les Ciments Artificiels Tunisiens. Other notable clients of the firm include Generali, Owliance SAS, and GFI.
IFLR1000 2019

Main areas of expertise:

Experience includes:

  • Advising SFI on acquiring a minority stake in Amen Bank, second largest private bank in Tunisia, and whose shares are listed on the Tunis stock exchange.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Advising cement group Votorantim on the acquisition of 100% of capital and voting rights of company Cimenterie de Jbel Oust from Cimpor.
     
  • Advising the Tunisian government on the construction of the first airport in the country on the basis of a BOT contract.
     
  • Advising Ennakl Automobiles on its floating on the Tunis and Casablanca stock exchanges.
     
  • Advising Qatari Diars on completing the first high-standing tourist project post-revolution in the Sahara region, on setting up the management company for Qatari Diar projects in Tunisia, and advising them on all stages of the project, whose estimated cost is USD 120 million.
     
  • Advising Four Seasons on Tunisian law for the implementation of contracts and setting up the management company that will handle their first hotel in the country.

This firm is the exclusive local partner of international law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel, providing highly regarded business law services to an array of domestic and overseas clients. It demonstrates notable expertise in assisting foreign multinationals with their entry into the Tunisian market, as well as advising on M&A transactions, joint ventures and other commercial contracts. Its impressive work highlights include advising Groupama on the restructuring of its interest in STAR through the transfer of its 35% stake to a French holding company. The team is equally well versed in dispute resolution and its clients include the European Investment Bank, the ABB Group, HP and Ford. Interviewees value the group's high-quality service and advice, as well as its 'strong regional expertise.' Anis Jabnoun is praised by clients for his availability, responsiveness and 'clear and concise advice.' He is commended for his in-depth knowledge of local regulations and is noted for being 'very strong on company law, share transactions and regulatory compliance.' He is involved in a number of significant M&A deals, as well as handling joint ventures and distribution agreements.
Chambers Global 2019

The ‘very good’ team at Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel attracts praise for its ‘problem-solving approach’.
Legal 500 EMEA 2017

At Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel, Anis Jabnoun is working with a cross-office team to advise Africa Finance Corporation on the £28m financing to oil and gas company Topic for the development of the Halk El Menzel offshore oil concession block in Northern Tunisia. Other clients include EBRD, Société Générale and European Investment Bank.
Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Global Lawyers North Africa has a partnership with leading French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel and takes advantage of Gide’s extensive practice in Paris.
IFLR1000 2018

Tunis

Gide Loyrette Nouel en collaboration avec Global Lawyers North Africa
22, rue Félicien Challaye - Mutuelleville
1082 Tunis - Le Belvédère
Tel. +216 (71) 891 993
Fax +216 (71) 280 634
E-mail: tunisia [at] gln-a [dot] com
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