Tunisia

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
Ferchiou & Associés

The team at Ferchiou & Associés has attended to client needs since 1984 from the capital city of Tunis. 

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm’s activity is largely in the M&A practice area. The M&A group is experienced in representing both buyers and sellers, advising on, inter alia, private acquisitions and joint ventures. The group’s clients hail chiefly from the oil and gas sector, though the team also represents clients in financial services, technology and consumer goods. 

 

Key clients 

Among the firm’s key clients are Unilever, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Agence Française de Développement and Proparco. 

 

Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)  

Over the research period, the firm predominately advised in the M&A sphere. Much of its effort this year was focused on representing acquirers. 

Zaanouni Law Firm

Founded in 1970, the North African firm Zaanouni Law Firm & Associates attends to the legal needs of regional and international clients from its sole outfit in Tunis.  

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm’s activity is largely oriented towards the practice areas of banking and finance, M&A, and project development. The banking and finance team is active in corporate financing and refinancing.  

The firm’s M&A team advises both in transactional and regulatory roles for clients on both the buy and sell sides from a variety of industry sectors.  

The firms project development practitioners often advise on land acquisition, licensing and negotiation, as well as offering full-service project implementation representation. 

 

Key clients 

Notable clients include Air France, General Electric, Microsoft, Turkish Airlines, FedEx, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the International Air transport Association and numerous other prominent presences across industries. 

 

Research period review: 32nd edition (2021/2022)  

Over the research period, the firm was active in banking, M&A and project development. In banking and finance, the firm’s focus fell upon clients from a number of industries including education, tobacco, and construction.  

In the M&A sphere, the team represented international importers and exporters, as well as automotive clients 

In project development, the firm was heavily involved in the energy sector, principally attending to oil and gas deals. However, the team did display some sustainability-oriented involvement, advising on a green energy project involving the photovoltaic production of hydrogen.  

 

Client feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

M&A 

"Very proactive law team, prompt interactions, true business partners by always seeking the win-win deal for us and by putting the customer’s interest first. Very professional, once they know the company vision and objectives for growth they start looking for the right opportunities. They also accompany us regionally." 

 

Houda Knani 

"Knowledge, proactive and dedicated." 

Abdelly & Associés

Abdelly & Associés is a Tunisian law firm established in 1990. The firm is led by managing director Samir Abdelly and is based in Tunis.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a focus on M&A work and is also active in project development.

 

Key clients

Key clients of the firm include ATOG, Monaco Resources, Societé Tunisienne de la banque, Zurich Insurance, Sumitomo and Mitsubishi.

Bennani & Associés

Bennani & Associes is the Tunisian office of the African law firm of the same name. The office is based in Tunis and is led by partner Lamia Harguem.

Bennani & Associes is a Moroccan law firm established in 2004 by Mehdi Bennani.

 

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a focus on M&A and financing work.

 

Key clients

Key clients of the firm include Enel Green Power, Vestas, ArcelorMittal, Solix Group and Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.

Eversheds Sutherland El Heni

Eversheds El Heniis the Tunisian office of the international law firm Eversheds Sutherland. The office is led by Fares Koussay EL Heni and is based in Tunis. Eversheds Sutherland is a global network of 70 Eversheds Sutherland international offices across 36 jurisdictions. 

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm has a focus on financing and M&A work and is also active in project development. 

 

Key clients 

Key clients of the firm include the World Bank, IFC, EBRD, AFD, BAD, TAEF, NBAD, The Tunisian Government and Scatec Solar. 

 

Client Feedback: 32nd edition (2021/2022) 

M&A 

"High quality of work, quick turnaround and high responsiveness, business-oriented approach, solution and action-oriented advice, and the staff have great language skills." 

 

Project finance 

"Available, technical and provided good feedback specially on corporate issues." 

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouel

Global Lawyers North Africa in partnership with Gide Loyrette Nouelis the joint operation of French firm Gide with domestic Tunisian firm Global Lawyers North Africa and was established in Tunisia in 2001. The firm is based in Tunis and is led by Anis JabnounGide Loyrette Nouel is an international law firm from France established in 1920. In France, the firm has 81 partners and 265 associates and is led by managing partner Jean-Francois Levraud. 

 

Focusses / specialisms 

The firm has a strong practice in financial and corporate work achieving top tier status in Tunisia. 

 

Key clients 

Key clients of the firm include BPCE, Sumitomo Electric Group, Volkswagen, Nestlé, Alshaya, Merck, MSC, Legrand, Merial and Laboratoires Servier.