Abdessattar Berraies

Abdessattar Berraies is our exclusively recommended Intellectual Property Law expert in Tunisia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Abdessattar directly using the contact details listed above.

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BERRAIES LAW FIRM is a law firm dedicated to solving problems encountered in every aspect of business life, founded by Mr. Abdessattar Berraies with the collaboration of Multidisciplinary Lawyers to provide clients with legal services in the direction of the business and advise foreign companies in investment operations.

BERRAIES LAW FIRM aims to meet all the legal needs related to professional projects, both at national and international levels.

Intellectual Property Law:

To assist you in your strategic projects

BERRAIES LAW FIRM is specialised in Intellectual property law in Tunisia and Algeria.

We adhere to high ethical and professional standards and employ a team of highly-qualified professionals, so as to provide a comprehensive range of IP services tailored to meet our clients’ needs, nationally and internationally, including:

  • Trademarks, Patents, Designs & Copyrights Registration;
  • Search for Published Trademarks;
  • Trademark Watch Service;
  • Patent Drafting;
  • Patent Validation System;
  • Patent Anti-Infringement;
  • IP Portfolio Management;
  • Brand Protection;
  • Search for Published Patents;
  • Domain Name Registration;
  • IP-Renewals;
  • IP Valuation;
  • Licensing and Franchising;
  • Intellectual property Due Diligence.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Abdessattar Berraies and Berraies Law Firm in Tunisia

Maatoug Nouressaid

Maatoug Nouressaid is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in Tunisia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Maatoug directly using the contact details listed above.

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa, and is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east; covering 163,610 km², with a population of 11 million.

The term trademark refers to a recognisable badge, phrase, word or symbol that designates a specific product or service and legally differentiates it from all other such products and services. A trademark uniquely identifies a product or service, as belonging to a specific company and recognises the company’s ownership of the mark. Trademarks are generally considered a form of intellectual property and may or may not be registered.

However in Tunisia the right to use a trademark does not confer ownership and only the registration which attributes ownership.

Therefore do not neglect the protection in Tunisia now considered as the corridor par excellence that lead to Africa.

In addition, I advise filing directly in Tunisia and not going through the Madrid Protocol, because on-site monitoring is much better when the filing is done directly in Tunisia.

Maatoug Nouressaid can also be reached on the following email address: maatougnouressaid@gmail.com

Anas Souabni

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

TUNEC is a leading Tunisian firm in assurance and audit, tax, accounting, outsourcing and management consulting services, with a highly professional vision providing quality service to international and local clients.

Our team has worked for Big Four companies before creating an independent advisory, highly recognised in Tunisia and Maghreb. We serve our clients in English, French and Arabic.

We follow a philosophy with strict principles of integrity, professionalism, objectivity, and reliability. Consequently, our work is well organised, systematic, and accordingly supervised.

TUNEC has extensive experience in audit and consulting assignments for local and multinational companies and NGOs.

We master Tunisian tax and social regulations, as well as problems related to the creation of offshore companies in Tunisia.

We regularly conduct internal control systems and governance of these companies and NGOs. We conduct audits for large Tunisian companies and multinational groups operating in Tunisia.

The firm accompanies local and multinational companies and NGOs to solve tax problems, legal and accounting. We conduct accounting, evaluation, organisation, restructuring and consolidation.

Dr. Samir Abdelly

Samir Abdelly is our exclusively recommended Oil & Gas Law expert in Tunisia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Samir directly using the contact details listed above.

Managing Director of Abdelly & Associates group. Tunisian Lawyer before the Supreme Court. Former senior analyst with Baker McKenzie LLP, in New York, before moving and dealing with Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Algeria, Mauritania, and other African Countries.

Dr. Abdelly has focused his legal practice in Oil and Gas matters around the Middle East and North Africa, international restructurings and cross-border transactions.

As Lawyer, mediator and negotiator, he has long experience in preparation of international tenders for international consultants to national companies or ministries, especially:

  • Assistance to international consultants and/or investment banks to prepare theirs tenders from the legal side;
  • Definition of the frame of the tender in the best interests of the client, national companies, ministries or states
  • Legal audit of real estate or site conditions and infrastructures
  • Advice about the different legal options opened to the client (BOT / BOO / EPC / PPP / LSTK and others);
  • Advice to the client in connection with land concession and renting regimes (duration and legal contracts);
  • Selection, further to client’s decision, of a single tender formula including both execution (i.e. construction) and management or two separate tenders for execution and management of the project;

Dr. Abdelly developed a department dedicated to strategic and legal advice for the assistance to tenders in the field of transport:

  • Maritime transport: Deep-sea port of Enfidha with Chinese contractor- Pier No.8 and No.9, tugboats, supplying facilities related to oil, wheat and refined products, onshore/offshore pipelines, recent deal between Sonatrach and foreign company for the acquisition of surplus of gas;
  • Air transport: Sale and purchase agreement of former president’s aircraft, maintenance agreements, contracts related to spare parts and logistics with OACA;
  • Land transport: Train/railways equipment, custom matters, logistic platforms areas of Bouchema and free trade zone of Zarzis

With high-qualified team, Mr. Abdelly advised many companies to dissect bidding documents, either administrative or technical provisions, and developed excellent knowledge of qualification procedures of tenders, disqualifying errors and legal tricks to win bids.

Abdelly & Associates and Partner International Consulting was established as a continuity of a long standing legal tradition and has grown considerably presided over by Dr. Samir Abdelly since 90s. We live and work in the Region with partners in Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Middle East.

Top 5 Influential Lawyer around the world: https://www.menapacs.com/samir-abdely-top-5-influential-lawyer-around-the-world/

Registered in Washington: https://www.menapacs.com/samir-abdelly-first-tunisian-attorney-registered-in-washington-to-represent-middle-east-north-africa-platform-around-the-world/

Member of Washington Diplomat Foundation : http://washingtondiplomat.org/samir-abdeli/

Top Ranking worldwide energy negotiator, arbitrator, expert in logistics and transport, independent candidate to Tunisian Presidential Election of 2014, member ofthe Tunisian Bar Association since 1993, and registered at the Bar of international lawyers of Washington D.C and New Orleans Louisiana (USA).

Ranked between Top 5 Influential Lawyer around the world.

In the Heart of the North African Market

North Africa law firm group was established as a continuity of a long standing legal tradition and has grown considerably, presided over by Dr. Samir Abdelly and Dr. Adel Dajani since the 90 ‘s. we live and work in the region with partners in Algeria , Libya, and office in Tunisia.

We developed our network with partners in Dubai, Cairo, Paris, and London and we strive to expand further partners in Asia and USA by establishing strategic relationships with international law firms interested in the North African market.

We are the only law firm that secured legally and in conformity with Tunisian laws and procedures and has all the needed legal authorizations for the most complicated deal in energy market in Tunisia, including:

  • PetrofAc /Perenco Group (Legal assistance on various areas of law and regulatory, strategic assistance, drafting, negotiation of Asset purchase agreements between the Vendor and Buyer and preparation of all closing documents between the parties for the purpose of getting important and complex phased governmental approvals of their acquisition of interests in, till the gazetting dated last week and all transaction approvals including with UNION GTT related to hundreds of employees and STEG related to the gas and electricity
  • Ashtart Concession as owned by OMV together with the acquisition of their shares in the Joint Operating Venture created with ETAP (SEREPT) and establishment of their Tunisian Branch and received the gazetting and all approvals
  • Sumitomo Corporation and Mitsubishi Legal assistance, negociation, drafting and closing deal and getting the approval of their bid tender application and selection as contractor for the purpose of building a power station Radès 2 and the establishment of their Tunisian Branch in Tunisia).
  • China Engineering Harbour (project of construction of the quai 8/9 Radès Port and the next project of Enfidha deep water (1.5 M USD)
  • Abdelly & Associates and Partner International Consulting is at your need for any strategic and legal assistance for the purpose of any opportunity of investments in our Country.

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Mohamed Zaanouni

Mohamed Zaanouni is our exclusively recommended Company Law expert in Tunisia on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Mohamed directly using the contact details listed above.

Tunisia, officially the Republic of Tunisia, is the northernmost country in Africa.

It is a part of the Maghreb region of North Africa, and is bordered by Algeria to the west and southwest, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east; covering 163,610 km², with a population of 11 million.

Zaanouni Law Firm is established in 1970 by Taoufik Zaanouni. It has evolved to become one of the leading commercial law firms in Tunisia.

This law firm has acted in most important part of commercial, property, touristic, industrial financial and shipping transactions for over its 30 years of professional activity, establishing important international relations and acquiring an unparalleled investment expertise both in relation to Tunisian clients in the international market as well as to foreign clients in Tunisia.

The law firm also represents many national and multinational corporations in business sectors such as tourism, manufacturing, shipping, air transportation and services.

The law firm has played an important part in the founding and growth of several major Tunisian companies and has also played an active role in assisting foreign investors in their ventures with Tunisian partners.

Noureddine Ferchiou

By providing exceptional legal skills for more than 30 years, Noureddine Ferchiou, has guided Tunisia’s most successful businesses. He has lead out scale transactions and has built a reputation for finding innovative and successful solutions for his client’s business challenges. Due to his involvement in Tunisia’s highest profile matters in almost all business law branches, Noureddine Ferchiou has developed a deep global network of relationship with international law firms and financial institutions making Ferchiou associés the most connected law firm in the country.

Education:

– 1980: D.E.A. in Private Law with a major in Construction Law (1980).
– 1979: University of Paris, D.E.A. in Business Law with a major in finance and taxation.
– 1978: University of Tunis, Masters in Private Law.

Firm Overview:

Established in 1984, the Firm has become one of the leading commercial law firms in Tunisia. Our general practice encompasses all aspects of business and commercial law. The Firm has been consistently involved in a considerable number of high profile projects in Tunisia whether in terms of investment or complexity, and is well known for its high level of negotiation expertise. Built with time and experience, the Firm enjoys a solid credibility with both institutional and business communities.

The clients of the Firm are investors seeking to develop a business activity on the Tunisian market; individuals, private or public entities seeking to implement, develop and protect their business activities in Tunisia. Ferchiou & Associés highly qualified and experienced lawyers are able to assist clients in English, French, Italian and Arabic.

Due to its uncompromising commitment to quality of service and professional integrity Ferchiou & Associés law firm has been ranked in 2017 in: Band 1 on General business law/TUNISIA by Chambers Global ; Tier 1 on Commercial, corporate and M&A; Tier 1 in Banking and finance by The Legal 500 and Top Tier Firm on financial and corporate by IFLR 1000.