Karim Khoukhi

– 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.

 

Dahmane Ben Abderrahmane, PhD

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

Curriculum Vitae Founding Member

From 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.

Skills- 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

A graduate of the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (post-graduate degree in English and American Business law) and of King’s College London (LLM), Foued Bourabiat started his career at the Algiers office of a leading French law firm.

His recent experience includes assisting and advising various major investors and credit institutions in respect of investments and financings in the MENA region, including in Algeria. He has been involved in complex cross-border financing transactions and cutting edge Islamic finance deals.

Before founding Bourabiat Associés, Foued spent eight years at top-tier international law firms in Paris (Hogan Lovells LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP).

Of French mother tongue, Foued speaks English and Arabic fluently.

Bourabiat Associés:

Founded by two highly experienced lawyers educated and trained in top universities and law firms in Algiers, Paris and London, Bourabiat Associés aims to provide to its clients in Algeria with a pioneering offering including the assistance of a fully independent local firm, offering its clients legal services matching international standards on a wide range of business law.

The firm assists clients in Algeria, France and throughout the MENA region, cultivating close relationships with leading law firms in the relevant jurisdictions which helps us to provide a seamless service to clients on their cross border transactions and projects.

We regard a deep understanding of the local laws, culture and business practices as essential to successfully meeting our clients’ needs in Algeria.

Amine Ghellal

Amine Ghellal, the founding partner of Ghellal & Mekerba, has 44 years of experience and is considered as one of Algeria’s leading law practitioners.

He 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.

He 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 acts as an arbitrator before the International Chamber of Commerce (CCI) and the Algerian Chamber of Trade and Industry (CACI).

He is also currently seen as one of Africa’s leading gas and oil practitioners and regularly advises major international firms on all the intricacies of energy regulation. Dr. Ghellal has counseled the Algerian Ministry of Energy and has also headed Sonatrach’s “International Legal” and “International Negotiation” departments. Between 1979 and 1981, he was Algeria’s legal expert within the OPEC and the OPAEC.

Dr. Ghellal is a graduate in both 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. He also taught public law, both in France and Algeria, for many years, and has published many articles. 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).

Over the last 25 years, Ghellal & Mekerba has been the trusted legal counsellor of prominent foreign and domestic corporations operating in Algeria.

Constant efforts to achieve outstanding performance substantiate Ghellal & Mekerba’s leading law firm status, particularly in the following specialties: investment, commercial, corporate, mining and natural resources, financing and mergers and acquisitions.

One of the partners (Amine Ghellal) is also a leading expert in Algeria on law relating to oil and gas, investment and international commerce, financing and project financing, telecommunications, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and international commercial arbitration.

Several of our attorneys have corporate experience at high-level posts. This particular feature has allowed our firm to build an extensive professional network and has ensured its thorough understanding of the Algerian, North African and international business environment.

Our firm’s key practice areas include but are not limited to: mining and natural resources, investment, privatizations, telecommunications, financing construction, international arbitration, litigation, economic regulation, employment, intellectual and industrial property, insurance, exchange control, customs, environment, health and pharmaceutics.