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Bennani & Associés

Global 2022
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Provided by Bennani & Associés
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Managing Partners:
Morocco:
Mehdi M. Bennani ([email protected])
Algeria: Mourad Seghir ([email protected])
Côte d’Ivoire: Assemian Kouakou ([email protected])
Democratic Republic of Congo: Arnaud Tshibangu ([email protected])
Tunisia: Lamia Harguem ([email protected])
Number of partners: 6
Number of lawyers: 47
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2004, Bennani & Associes is a leading independent pan-African firm with offices in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Côte d’Ivoire and now also Democratic Republic of Congo. If offers cutting-edge business law expertise to listed and unlisted companies as well as public entities and international law firms with mandates in these jurisdictions. In each market, the firm has a particular expertise in representing foreign investors across a wide range of complex issues, including:

■ General Corporate Law
■ Mergers and Acquisitions
■ Joint Ventures and Partnerships
■ Corporate Restructuring
■ Competition/Antitrust and Other Regulatory Advice
■ Employment Law
■ Financing
■ Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Industries Served:
The firm has extensive experience in representing a range of major industry sector, including (but not limited to):
■ Aerospace
■ Automotive
■ Chemicals
■ Consumer Electronics
■ Energy
■ Engineering & Construction
■ Financial Services
■ Food
■ Oil & Gas
■ Pharmaceuticals
■ Private Equity
■ Telecommunications
■ Transport

Recent Highlights:
■ Antitrust counsel to Alstom on filing of its €6.2 billion merger with Bombardier (Morocco)
■ Counsel to Sage Global Automotive S.R.L. on its acquisition of a 30% stake and voting rights in ERT Automotive Morocco Sarl-Au (Morocco)
■ Counsel to Bunzl on Moroccan aspects of its acquisition of a 100% equity interest in Proin Pinilla, S.L., and Protec & Marti, S.L. (Morocco)
■ Counsel to global investment management firm Carlyle in a $404 million bankruptcy litigation procedure against the SAMIR refinery (Morocco)
■ Counsel to Representing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Morocco in commercial arbitration against its former distributor (Morocco)
■ Counsel to Facebook on data privacy and payment instruments for new products (Algeria)
■ Counsel to Hyundai on a new vehicle manufacturing joint venture with Tahkout Manufacturing Company (Algeria)
■ Counsel to Evatherm AG in successful defence against penalty claims relating to a turnkey salt production plant (Algeria)
■ Counsel to Enel Green Power on regulatory review of 5,000MW of photovoltaic and wind farm projects (Algeria)
■ Counsel to Delfingen Industry in the acquisition of a 100% shareholding in Schlemmer group’s Tunisian subsidiary (Tunisia)
■ Counsel to Volkswagen regarding merger clearance of its joint venture with Rimac (Tunisia)
■ Counsel to Salama - Islamic Arab Insurance Company PSC on the sale of its Senegalese subsidiary, Salama Senegal, to Groupe Duval (Côte d’Ivoire)
■ Counsel to Paystack Nigeria on regulatory authorisation of the company's activities (Côte d’Ivoire)

Ranked Offices

Provided by Bennani & Associés

Morocco - Head office
Algeria
  • Alger
    25, Rue Djnane El Malik, 16035 Hydra, Alger, Algiers Province, Algeria
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Tunisia
  • Tunis
    Imm. MINIAR, rue du Lac d’Ourmia 1053, Les Bergers du Lac, Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
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Bennani & Associés rankings

Global Guide 2022
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Band
Algeria
Corporate/Commercial
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/Commercial
3
Corporate/Commercial
3
Band 3
Lawyers
2
Mourad Seghir
2
Band 2
Côte d'Ivoire
General Business Law
1 Ranked Lawyer
Lawyers
3
Assemian Faustin Kouakou
3
Band 3
Morocco
Corporate/Commercial
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Corporate/Commercial
3
Corporate/Commercial
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
Mehdi Bennani
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
Dispute Resolution
2
Dispute Resolution
2
Band 2
Lawyers
2
Abdellah Moustaid
2
Band 2
Tunisia
General Business Law
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
General Business Law
3
General Business Law
3
Band 3
Lawyers
3
Lamia Harguem
3
Band 3