Name: Amine Ghellal
Firm Name: Ghellal & Mekerba
Jurisdiction: Algeria
Practice Area: Arbitration Law

Telephone: +213 21 91 42 30
Fax: +213 21 91 42 36

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Professional Biography:

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.


  • “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)


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