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Yannil Belbachir

Leaders in Law endorses Yannil Belbachir as our exclusively recommended expert in Algeria & Libya. If you wish to get in touch with Yannil, please use the contact information provided above.

Yannil is the Managing Director and has been coordinating the work of all the teams since the creation of Fares Group Law Firm. Although he developed a strong background in a wide range of business law, his pratice is primarily focused on public contracts, including EPC contracts related to the Construction and Oil & Gas industries. He works alongside major international contractors and contractors from the negotiation phase through to project delivery, addressing risks over time.

Yannil holds degrees in International Law from the University of Nice and in U.S Contracts and International Legal Practice from Loyola Marymount Law School in Los Angeles. He regularly speaks at major events around the world, such as international summits and conferences, on variety of legal topics, including those related to the oil and gas and infrastructure industries.

Areas of Expertise

  • Foreign Direct Investment Law
  • Business Law
  • Contracts Law
  • International Contract Law
  • Construction Law
  • Oil & Gas

Languages

  • French
  • Arabic
  • Italian
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Firm Description:

New York, the start point of a future flourishing and growing partnership where two brilliant students sharing the same social and ethical values met for the first time and built mutual trust and confidence while pursuing their law studies at Loyola University Law school, USA.

After graduation and driven by common values and strong ambitions for a broader horizon into the future, the future managing partners, Mr. Yannil BELBACHIR and Mr. Rodolfo DRUDI met to outline their future professional goals and how intend to achieve them. Both express, out of desire and passion, their dream to create a business law firm providing high quality advisory and litigation services to international business companies in North African countries and to help through the investment regulations governing these markets.

The idea became a reality with the establishment of the first office in Libya in 2008 and the approach of Algeria the following year, in a different context marked by complex market regulations in both countries, including the unrest that affected Libya in 2011. However, these negative conditions never intimidated them and for more than 13 years, the Firm has learned to mitigate risks and turn them into opportunities for its clients, earning the trust of leading multinationals and international organizations.

Indeed, these achievements are the result of their dedication and patience, their ethical values, and a real understanding of the social, cultural, economic, and administrative framework of the target markets.  These values have been transferred to the firm, which over the years has built a dynamic and flexible team whose talented members come from multicultural backgrounds and have extensive experience in handling complex legal matters.

 

Amine Ghellal

Leaders in Law endorses Amine Ghellal as our exclusively recommended Arbitration Law expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Amine, please use the contact information provided above.

Amine Ghellal, the founding partner of Ghellal & Mekerba, has 44 years of experience and is considered as one of Algeria’s leading law practitioners. Amine is said to know the Algerian Business framework “like the back of his hand”.

He has a wide knowledge of all aspects of Algerian law regarding investment, corporate, financing, exchange control, tax and customs law.

Mr. Ghellal is an international arbitrator and a member of the International Arbitration Institute. He has a perfect knowledge of contractual mechanisms and precautions governing dispute resolution.

Dr. Ghellal is a graduate in public and private law and in political sciences. He studied in France and obtained a Higher Diploma in Public law with Magna Cum Laude, a Higher Diploma in Political Sciences with Magna Cum Laude and a PhD with Summa Cum Laude and praises of the examination board.

Dr. Ghellal is a member of the Algerian Bar Association, a member of the International Bar Association, a member of the International Arbitration Institute (IAI), a correspondent of the World Bank in Algeria, an honored Member of the International Who’s Who of Professionals and of Project Finance, a member of the International Lawyers Club (Head Office in France), and a member of the International Lawyers Association “Mackrell International” (Head Office in Great Britain).

Firm Description

Ghellal Law Firm is undeniably the leading law firm in Algeria. Since its creation 40 years ago by Dr Amine Ghellal, this firm has been involved in all major projects especially:

  • Investments
  • Construction
  • EPC
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Oil and gas
  • Banking law
  • Exchange control
  • Financing

The partners are Dr Amine Ghellal, his daughter Maya Ghellal and Sid Ahmed Mekerba.

The firm has built an extensive professional network and has ensured a thorough, highly practical and comprehensive understanding of Algerian law. Ghellal Law Firm is renowned for being close to its clients’ requirements and for assisting them in ensuring in concrete terms the success of their business ventures.

Awards

  • “Lawyer of the Year in Africa” for 2015 and 2016 (Lawyers Worldwide Awards)
  • Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Worldwide Financial Advisor Magazine)
  • Best Law Firm in North Africa” 2017 and 2018 (Leaders League, Paris, Les Trophées du Droit)

Languages

Algerian, English, French, Arabic, and Spanish.

Main Areas of Practice

The firm advises and assists investors in various areas of law:

  • Investments laws and regulations; oil and gas: mining and natural resources, international arbitration
  • Corporate law, mergers and acquisitions; privatisations; audits and due diligence; competition law; telecommunications
  • Financing and project finance.
  • Banking law and exchange control. Taxation. Economic regulation. Construction. Intellectual and industrial property. Health and pharmaceutic. Litigation. Environment. Employment

Mohamed Riad Deramchi

Leaders in Law endorses Mohamed Riad Deramchi as our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Mohamed, please use the contact information provided above.

Practice Areas

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping
  • Financial Accounting
  • Tax Preparation
  • Personal Tax Planning
  • Financial Advisory
  • Small Business Tax

Firm Description:

Our Firm has offered to public or private companies, Algerian or foreign, established or not established, its know-how and its experience in the domains of finance, accountancy and taxation, labour legislation, the expatriates legislation etc. Professionalism, modernity, availability and fastness are the trumps which allow us to support efficiently our clients in all areas of activities (industrialist- trader – craftsman – service provider – liberal professional – drugstore) and in every field (accountant – fiscal – juridical – social – management – computer science).

We have developed and retained our clientele whilst retaining a human touch, because our contracts of missions prefer a « winning – winning» division of tasks:

  • By developing and relying on your administrative and accounting organization.
  • By fitting to your availability and your internal competences.
  • Knowing that your involvement may ensure the survival of your Firm.

With our data processing tool, we enable you to benefit from all current technologies to make your management as easy as possible and restrict paper editions thanks to the transfers of corporate and tax data to the administration. We establish for you tools to guide your decision making, such as:

  • Made-to-measure dashboards
  • Comparative tables, the detail of your added value and ratios.
  • Analysis of financing your business

We will provide you with help at every stage of your professional activity (creation – development – hiring – dismissal – transmission – assignment) with individual advice. Our goal is to help you to deal with the legal formalities and obligations, which are increasingly weighty and complex, in order to free you from availability to help you grow your business.

Firm History

The Accounting and Tax Firm “DERAMCHI” abbreviated “ATFD” practices in the field of advice; accounting and tax assistance to businesses since 1996. It has been approved in 1996 by the Directorate-General of Taxes regarding tax advice; and in 2000 by the National Council of Accountants, Auditors and Chartered Accountants. (Approval granted in respect of accounting auditing and statutory auditing … and in 2011 in respect of the judicial expertise.

 

Karim Khoukhi

Leaders in Law endorses Karim Khoukhi as our exclusively recommended Music & Fashion Law expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Karim please use the contact information provided above.

Managing Partner

Karim Khoukhi is admitted to the New York Bar as Attorney &  Counsellor at Law and to the Paris Bar as Avocat à la Cour. Karim Khoukhi is a member of the American Bar Association and of the New York State Bar Association. Karim Khoukhi is the Chair of the Algeria Chapter at the New York State Bar Association (International Section). Before founding his law firm, Karim Khoukhi worked during eight years as a Lawyer for Cabinet Landwell (correspondent law firm of Price Waterhouse Coopers, Paris) and Cabinet Taj (correspondent law firm of Deloitte & Touche, Neuilly-sur- Seine). Karim Khoukhi also acquired professional experience in Entertainment Law with J.M. Ciantar (Paris).

Karim Khoukhi holds a LL.M in International Taxation and Intellectual Property from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (New York), a Masters Degree in Business Law from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas (Paris) and a MBA in Administration of International Affairs from the CESCI Business School (Paris). Karim Khoukhi attended the Alternative Dispute Resolution seminar of Prof. Hal Abramson & Prof. Lela Love (New York). Karim Khoukhi taught “Expatriates’ Taxation” and “French Wealth Taxation” at DJCE Cergy Pontoise Univeristy (2004 & 2005). Karim Khoukhi is also the author of a thesis Les Dangers de l’Autoproduction Artistique (1998).

Firm Description:

Khoukhi At Qwedar is a Business Law Firm. Our practice has primarily been built on the representation and protection of Foreigners’ interestsclients’ base includes Individuals, Businesses and Institutions.

We offer a wide range of Legal & Tax Services such as Consulting, Contract Drafting & Negotiation, Litigation and Compliance. Our main Practice Areas are International Private Law, Music & Fashion law and Tax Planning.

Our experience enables us to Customize Our Methods to the needs and the culture of international as well as local entities, big or small. We ensure that our private clients be provided with a highly individualized focus on their matters and with tailored solutions to their questions.

Our philosophy is to provide ours clients with an honest picture of their situation and to look forward to forming Long-Term Relationships.

Services

Khoukhi At Qwedar is a Full Service Law Firm. We are devoted to delivering the highest level of technical competence and care. We offer a wide range of services including :

  • Consulting & Researches
  • Contract Drafting & Negotiation
  • Litigation & Representation in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Compliance & Filing

We are dedicated to protecting our clients’ best interests by taking charge of Defense on their behalf. We are experienced in representing multinational and foreign-based clients and have the resources to handle the complex legal, factual and cultural challenges that International litigation disputes present.

The ability to provide our clients with a single source solution to their Private and Business needs enables us to establish close working relationships and render cost-effective services.

 

Dahmane Ben Abderrahmane, PhD

Leaders in Law endorses Dahmane Ben Abderrahmane as our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Dahmane please use the contact information provided above.

Education

  • University of Lyon (France)
  • University of Frankfurt/Main (Germany) Germanistikstudium
  • University of Saarbrucken (Germany) Degree in German Literature and study in the french section of the Law school.
  • University of Paris 2 (Panthéon-Assas, France), Master in Law (Maitrise en Droit) and Post Graduation in Private Law, Doctorat d’Etat en Droit.
  • University of Munich (Germany)
  • Max Plank Institut für Ausländisches und Internationales Privatrecht, Hamburg (Germany): preparation of a PhD in Comparative Law.

Career

  • Attorney at law
  • Former Senior Lecturer at the law schoolof the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).
  • International Arbitrator.

Language

  • French
  • English
  • German
  • Arabic

Membership

  • International Bar Association
  • Independant member of the Geneva Group International

Firm Description:

The law firm distinguishes itself by the in-depth knowledge that its members have of Algerian law as well as the cultural specificities of Algeria. It is thus able to provide its customers, through personalized assistance of quality, practical and innovative advice. As part of this approach, the firm conceives the Algerian law as an instrument of the strategy of the company and creation of value.30 years of experience in Algerian law

The firm has a recognized competence acquired nearly thirty years of practice of Algerian law. This established expertise enables it to intervene in a pragmatic and efficient way in operations of increasing complexity, within the framework of evolving legal and fiscal frameworks, and with an availability and responsiveness commensurate with the expectations of its clients. customers.Responsiveness and availability tailored to customer expectations

The firm handles with absolute confidentiality all files entrusted to it by clients belonging to various sectors of industry and services.Excellent relations with the Algerian administrative and economic authorities

The firm frequently cooperates with the most respected international law firms in the legal and tax structuring of international trade transactions involving the consideration of Algerian law. Finally, the firm provides its clients with excellent relations with the Algerian administrative and economic authorities.

 

Mohamed El Moncef Bengana

Leaders in Law endorses Mohamed El Moncef Bengana as our exclusively recommended Civil Law expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Mohamed please use the contact information provided above.

Curriculum Vitae Founding Member

  • 1968 to 1970 : Representative in Communication Law to the General Management of the Algerian Radio and TV and international relation with the UER (Broadcasting European Union) and the URTNA (Union of the National Radios and Televisions of Africa)
  • 1970 to October 1973: Appointed Magistrate at the Court of Algiers has held successively the positions of Public Prosecutor and President of Algiers Minors Tribunal
  • 1973: Swearing-in at the Bar of Algiers. Lawyer to the Court domiciled at the Law Firm of Me Mitidji- Belkacem-Ait Challal
  • 1983: 1990: 1992: Lawyer to the Supreme Court.2003: Lawyer to the Council of State.Founding Member of the Law Firm BENCHENEB-BENGANA- BENOUNICHEThe Law Firm integrates new members: Me Birady Darine and Me Hammad Wahiba

Practice Areas

  • Law relating to real estate
  • Civil Law (contract)
  • Commercial Law (Merger and Acquisition)
  • Law relating to Communication (Mobile telephony operator)

Firm Description:

Created in 1992, BENGANA Law Firm is a law firm called to the Bar of Algiers, made up of lawyers to the Court, the Supreme Court and the Council of State. Me BENGANA, founder member in office as Lawyer for more than 33 years, boosted by his experience, has decided to constitute a Law firm of specialized lawyers pooling their efforts in order to provide their clients with high quality services.The Law Firm includes also prominent and efficient assistant lawyers in order to meet as soon as possible and in exhaustive way, the expectations of their clients.The main concern of the Law Firm the members of which work as a team is, first and foremost, to provide its clients with quality legal assistance by meeting their needs both in terms of advice and litigation or arbitration.

 

Foued Bourabiat

Leaders in Law endorses Foued Bourabiat as our exclusively recommended Investment Law expert in Algeria. If you wish to get in touch with Foued, please use the contact information provided above.

Foued Bourabiat ‘s experience includes assisting and advising major investors and credit institutions in respect of investments and financings in Algeria and in the MENA region.  He has also secured important M&A mandates in the consumer and healthcare sectors.

Foued worked as a lawyer in renowned international law firms in Paris and London.

Practice Areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Arbitration
  • M&A
  • Joint ventures
  • Cross Border Transactions
  • Project finance
  • Investment Law

Memberships

  • Avocat à la Cour
    Member of the Paris Bar

Languages

French, English and Arabic.

Firm Description

Encompassing over 45 years’ collective experience on the African continent, ADNA is eager to disrupt the status quo of the typical law firm to best serve its clients by being as ambitious as those it works with. Helping to navigate businesses and provide bespoke legal solutions.The firm is founded on the notion of legacy. The legacy to become an institutional law firm and to help grow and promote the next generation of African lawyers.

ADNA’s experience extends beyond transactional work, we look after clients through every stage of the company’s life cycle.We are at the forefront of developments in Africa and always strive to develop innovative structures to simplify the complexities inherent in deals in established and emerging markets on the continent.Our presence in Africa provides us local depth combined with an international insight and a creative thinking.We have full capabilities to get deals done and find innovative solutions on complex matters in Africa.

ADNA is also a member of the award-winningAfrica Legal Network(ALN), which provides a bridge between Anglophone and Francophone Africa. ALN has an expansive and growing coverage of jurisdictions in Africa.