Name: Yannil Belbachir
Firm Name: Fares Group
Jurisdiction: Libya
Practice Area: Foreign Direct Investment Law

Telephone: +218 214 77 11 00
Fax: +218 214 77 11 00

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Professional Biography:

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


  • 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.