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.

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.

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel displays expertise in handling complex cross-border disputes. Commercial disputes and litigation in the financial services sector are key areas of strength for the team. Associate Anis Jabnoun has extensive experience in handling corporate and M&A-related disputes, while Algiers-based Samy Laghouati and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois regularly act for investors in Tunisia and offer a range of expertise in contentious matters, including arbitration and litigation in the financial services sector.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel regularly advises on cross-border mandates and displays expertise in acting for overseas investors. The team utilises its international network, with practice co-heads Samy Laghouati and Jean-Gabriel Flandrois based in Algiers and Paris, respectively. Associate Anis Jabnoun, based in Tunis, has a strong background in commercial, corporate and competition law. Clients praise the team for its 'deep expertise' in market regulation and foreign investments

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel has an experienced banking and finance team. Associate Anis Jabnoun has a background in banking and finance, bankruptcy and rehabilitation procedures, and cross-border investments. Samy Laghouati, who is based in Algiers, acts for public bodies and overseas investors on banking and finance mandates and Paris-based Jean-Gabriel Flandrois has expertise in cross-border transactions and the acquisition and restructuring of banks.

Legal 500 EMEA 2021

A highly reputable firm with an international presence, clients laud this practice for its "customer care, teamwork and accuracy of information." The group has substantial expertise in assisting foreign companies with the establishment of their local operations and is active in a range of sectors such as oil and gas, banking and IT.

Chambers Global 2021

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

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

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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