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.

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: [email protected]

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.

28 years in Energy Negotiator arbitrator, Independent Candidate President election 2014 Tunisian bar Association 1993 June 2019, Bars of international lawyer in Washington, Louisiana, Orleans American Bar in 2016.

Founder and managing partner of Abdelly North Africa Firm since 1993.

From 2008 / 2019 he was ranked among 4000 international awarded lawyers with strong expertise in business, corporate and Energy.

Samir is member of many international and local associations such as the International Association of Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), American Bar Association (ABA ), International Association for judicial methodology, the Arabic Association for young lawyers, the Tunisian centre for conciliation and arbitration and “Camera Arbitrale Nazionale e Internazionale Di Milano”.

He is speaker in many local and international conferences, author of numerous publications and articles dealing with Oil & Gas, PPP and M&A issues in Tunisia and North Africa.

He has extensive experience in Oil & Gas, Corporate, M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures. He has been involved in most of the large-scale projects in Tunisia Libya Algeria and the United States.

Advising numerous national and IOC and NOC and other sectors particularly banking and finance, insurance and reinsurance, telecommunications and information technology and real estate.

Firm Overview:

Sources note that the team unfailingly delivers the expected product.

Within Abdelly & Associates and Partner, we are convinced that our team must be constantly updated in terms of legislation and in particular the impact of its development on the local, regional and international levels.

We aim to train our lawyers in accordance with international standards of high level and a multidisciplinary staff who are committed to the principles of integrity, ethics and professional conduct, trust, teamwork and professional excellence.

MAATOUG Nour-Essaid

MAATOUG Nour-Essaid is our exclusively recommended IP Law expert in Tunisia. MAATOUG’s activities include: Trademarks, Designs and Patent Search licensed patent and trademark and drafting license agreement Search franchisors and franchisees on trademarks payment of annuities support action lawsuits.

Practice Overview:

Intellectual property law (commonly known as IP) governs the ownership and accessibility of ideas and inventions on tangible and intangible concepts. … There are many different ways to protect the ownership of ideas, products or concepts, but these usually come in the form of patents, trademarks or copyrights.

Mohamed ZAANOUNI

Memberships: Member of the Tunisian Bar Association and MERITAS. Experience: Attorney at the Tunisian Court of Cassation. Author: “Foreign Investments in Tunisia “, “Settlement of Conflicts in case of Multiple Assignment of Receivables”. Practice Areas: Business Law, Company Law, Insurance Law, Maritime Law, Arbitration, Merger & Acquisitions. Languages: Arabic, French, English and Italian.

Firm Overview:

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 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.