Naima Ziane

Naima Ziane is our exclusively recommended International Criminal Law expert in Algeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Naima directly using the contact details listed above.

International criminal law is a body of public international law designed to prohibit certain categories of conduct commonly viewed as serious atrocities and to make perpetrators of such conduct criminally accountable for their perpetration. The core crimes under international law are genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and the crime of aggression. This article also discusses crimes against international law, which may not be part of the body of international criminal law.

“Classical” international law governs the relationships, rights, and responsibilities of states. Criminal law generally deals with prohibitions addressed to individuals, and penal sanctions for violation of those prohibition imposed by individual states. International criminal law comprises elements of both in that although its sources are those of international law, its consequences are penal sanctions imposed on individuals.

Khelil Kali

Khelil Kali is our exclusively recommended Criminal Law expert in Algeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Khelil directly using the contact details listed above.

Criminal law covers everything; from small misdemeanours, to big heinous crimes, fraud and white-collar crime.

It can also involve international relations and multiple jurisdictional rules, particularly concerning issues such as extradition, money-laundering, cross-border crimes and terrorism.

Typically, work is of a contentious nature.

What makes a good criminal lawyer?

To be a criminal lawyer, you should be street-smart, quick on your feet and have a thorough understanding of criminal law, procedures and the functioning of the judicial system.

You should also be able to handle large volumes of work and perform well under pressure, whilst retaining a meticulous attention to detail.

Your communication and negotiation skills need to be top-notch and you should be good at dealing with different kinds of people. You will need to get accustomed to working long and unconventional hours.

Many clients a criminal lawyer might deal with could be dangerous, mentally unstable, drug addicts, or chronic offenders; it’s crucial to set aside personal prejudices and judgment, taking an objective and clinical approach in handling people.

Crime, by its very nature, carries a lot of notoriety and ill-will, so it’s important for a lawyer to maintain absolute discretion when it comes to dealing with their clients.

Honesty and trustworthiness are of paramount importance and the same goes for anyone else who works within this area of law, from reporters and court clerks to legal secretaries and administrators.

Mohamed Riad Deramchi

Mohamed Riad Deramchi is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Algeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mohamed directly using the contact details listed above.

Cabinet Comptable & Fiscal DERAMCHI, or “CCFD”, has been providing tax and accounting advisory services for the companies since 1996.

In 1996 it was accredited for tax advisory services by the General Tax Directorate, in 2000 by the National Council for Chartered Accountants, Legal Auditors and Expert Accountants. (for accountancy, auditing, statutory auditing services…) and finally in 2011 accredited as a certified court expert by the Algiers court of justice.

Our firm offers for private or public, Algerian or international companies, installed or not, its expertise and experience with regard to finance, accountancy, taxation, labour law, expatriate legislation, payroll, etc.

The firm has a total of 50 staff members, including 2 tax advisors, 4 legal auditors, 1 specialist in French accountancy practices, many executives from an international auditing firm (big four), 2 financial executives from an international bank, and several financial and accountancy executives, along with executive staff from various sectors.

Our staffs is constantly training to update their knowledge and participates throughout the year to several cycles of training courses and seminars on finance laws, the new accounting standards, etc.

Our firm binds several years of relations with a number of law firms, auditing and payroll networks, or financial internationally entities. The different networks, alliances and associations we represent in Algeria:

  • ISFIN – Islamic Markets Advisors
  • IR Global – International Referral Global
  • Antea – Alliance of independent firms
  • Audittrust
  • Lawyer network
  • Boks-international
  • Adam global
  • IGAL-network
  • Prime advisory network
  • Celergo Global Payroll
  • ADP
  • Cloudpay
  • Activpayroll
  • SafeGuard
  • Compandben

Unassuming from us, our firm is ranked in the top 10 firms in Algeria with a young and dedicated team, customer portfolio of around 300 mostly foreign clients on global well-known places.

Adnane Bouchaib

Maître BOUCHAIB Adnane is our exclusively recommended Dispute Resolution expert in Algeria. If you require assistance, please contact Adnane by using the contact details above.


  • 1993-1998: Faculty of Law, Algiers;
  • Bachelor of Laws (1997);
  • Master in International Law and International Relations;
  • 2001: Washington;
  • Participation in the “Rule of law Initiative Global/Human Training and Support Program” organised by the U.S. Embassy in Algiers;
  • 2003-2005: Faculty of Law of Geneva;
  • Preparation of a Diploma Studies in International Law.

Firm Overview:

BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM is a law firm composed of young, aggressive and highly skilled professionals offering its clients personalised attention, whose responsibility and professionalism makes the difference. BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM offers the most effective legal services to its clients worldwide, with top quality legal counselling, as well as a select group of attorneys highly qualified in providing fast and effective solutions to Civil, Commercial, Arbitration, Labour and Penal concerns, both locally and internationally.

We differ from other law firms in Algeria, where the client is limited to dealing with only one attorney within the firm; at BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM our work policy is based on “teamwork”.

BOUCHAIB LAW FIRM is affiliated with: the International Association of European Lawyers; the Algerian Bar Association; and the International Bar Association.

Hakim Ait Amar

We are an international business law-firm of specialised lawyers and experts in business support and development policies in Algeria and Europe.

Our main objective is to provide strategic and operational support to corporations, entrepreneurs and organisations that strive for international tenders or wish to enter new markets and countries for both short and long-term activities.

Our competitive advantage is a strong professional experience gained through several years of permanent activities in Algeria, Germany and France.

Our Strategy:

Our strategy is based on a quick and professional business support with the aim to facilitate a balanced cooperation between two or several working cultures and thus ensuring that business partners experience transparent communication and mutual understanding. We furthermore ensure that the respective objectives are clear and mutually accepted.

Reducing process time due to bureaucracy issues, long administrative processes and unclear certification regulation, reducing business costs and finally ensuring international quality standards for the implementation of the project / services / business results.

Samir Sayah

The Algerian business world has been experiencing deep economic and regulatory changes. With a reputation for being a complex market, it requires an in-depth knowledge of both the legal and cultural environment as well as business practices.

In this context, the support of our law firm, which has been present in Algeria and has recognised expertise in all the country’s growth sectors, is an advantage to ensure the proper management of your project.

We provide you with a comprehensive assistance to ensure your project has the best chance of success:

  • addressing new constraints in terms of mandatory national partnership for any foreign direct investment project;
  • adaptation of project financing tools to the obligation to use local financing;
  • expertise in new tax rules applicable to public contracts and procurement contracts;
  • anticipation of the legal framework for future large-scale energy-efficient projects.

For example, in 2017, our law firm advised IPSEN on the creation of a 49/51 joint venture, the first step before constructing its first factory in Africa for an oncology medecine. In 2018, our law firm also advised Pierre Fabre on a production joint venture for the manufacturing of various families of medicines.

We advise national and international investors operating across all business sectors, including health, energy, infrastructure, finance, automotive, telecommunications and agroindustry. We particularly assist them with mergers and acquisitions, as well as joint ventures.

With a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of around 15 lawyers and legal experts, our law firm is one of the few in Algeria to offer legal and tax assistance covering the main areas of business law.

Our objective is to enable you to achieve your project in Algeria under the best possible conditions.