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Firm Profile

Ghellal and Mekerba

Firm Profile


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  • Villa no. 60, Les Sables Rouges,
  • El-Biar
  • Algiers
  • Algiers Province
  • Algeria
  • 16000

Firm profile submitted by Ghellal and Mekerba

Founding & Managing Partner: Dr Amine Ghellal
Number of lawyers: 14
Languages:   Arabic, English, French, Spanish

Ghellal Law Firm is undeniably the leading law firm in Algeria. Since its creation 36 years ago by Dr Amine Ghellal, this firm has been involved in all major projects, especially those regarding investments, construction, EPC, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, banking law, exchange control and financing.

In addition, Ghellal Law Firm is one of the very few Algerian firms able to handle international arbitration. Amine Ghellal has a wide experience as international arbitrator and is a member of the International Arbitration Institute.

Name partners Dr Amine Ghellal, his daughter Maya Ghellal and Sid Ahmed Mekerba are highly respected and widely experienced in the country’s business.

Dr Amine Ghellal, one of the most prominent African Lawyers, is said to know Algerian law ‘like the back of his hand.’ Among many other awards, he recently was recognised “Lawyer of the Year in Africa” for 2015 and 2016 (Lawyers Worldwide Awards) and Lawyer of the Year 2016 (Worldwide Financial Advisor Magazine).

Besides the Firm obtained the Golden Trophy of “Best Law Firm in North Africa” 2017 and 2018 (Leaders League, Paris, Les Trophées du Droit) Partners are assisted by a truly international team, which comprises Algerian, European and American trained members, who are very skilled and at least bilingual, thus allowing the firm to provide services in English, French, Arabic, and Spanish. Maya Ghellal is also admitted in Paris and New York.

The firm has built an extensive professional network and has ensured a thorough, highly practical and comprehensive understanding of Algerian law. The firm is also fast-developing and planning to open offices elsewhere in Algeria, starting with Hassi Messaoud, the hub of economic development in the country. 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.

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 pharmaceutics; litigation; environment; employment


  • Villa no. 60, Les Sables Rouges, ,
  • Algiers,
  • Algeria
  • Tel +213 21 91 42 30
  • Fax +213 21 91 42 36
  • Email : [email protected]