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Dakhlaoui & Partners is a Law & Consultancy Firm operating in the field of legal consulting and studies. The firm also assists its clients in litigation and arbitration proceeding. It has proven experience in corporate law, banking and finance, tax law, distribution law and competition law, in various sectors such as insurance, banking and finance, real estate, new technologies and also the pharmaceutical industry.

The firm acts on behalf of major Tunisian and international groups in both public and private sectors. It provides to companies, public and private institutions, and governments, legal assistance in multiple areas. Dakhlaoui & Partners offers its clients its perfect knowledge of local market, its regional expertise and resources of an international firm.

Since February 2012, Dakhlaoui & Partners has become a partner of the international law firm Bird & Bird, which is widely established around the world and operates in various legal sectors.

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Dakhlaoui Avocats works actively with major Tunisian and international groups, both in public and private sectors as well as in diversified areas of practice

Fields of Competence

Our firm offers to its clients a full range of legal services and assists them in the following areas :

Investments / Exchange regulations

Ever since its establishment, Dakhlaoui & Partners prides itself on providing thorough assistance to international investors, within a comprehensive international perspective of expanding its legal services beyond Tunisian borders.
The firm advises and assists investors over all stages of a project setting-up, more importantly regarding legal and tax structuring of investments and various types of transactions.
Dakhlaoui & Partners conducts strategic analysis of legal and tax issues to ensure the best investment vehicle and provide most adequate legal solution: establishment of investment funds, acquisitions, equity investments, transfers, joint ventures, restructurings, mergers, divisions, partial transfer of assets...
The firm also works alongside investors in connection with the increase and reduction of capital transactions, issuance of securities and bonds securities.
Dakhlaoui & Partners advises companies operating in diverse sectors of activity, managers, shareholders, or any individuals involved in a given transaction.
Dakhlaoui & Partners have proven extensive expertise in advising foreign and local investors on foreign exchange regulation, negotiation of investment agreements with the State.

corporate / mergers and acquisitions / privatization

Mergers and Acquisitions as well as corporate law are at the heart of Dakhlaoui Avocats legal services. The firm assists its national and international clients in both public and private sectors with regards to setting-up their projects, acquisitions, transfer transactions and joint ventures.
The firm's legal services cover all sectors (finance, services, industries, energy, real estate, new technology, pharmaceuticals etc. . .) and all types of transactions, particularly the following areas of practice:

Mergers and Acquisitions of listed and unlisted companies
Joint ventures
LBO
Venture Capital
Corporate
Insolvency / Restructuring
Stock Exchange Law
Privatization

The firm has proven extensive expertise in consulting Tunisian public companies, the Tunisian government, or foreign investors in connection with privatization transactions

BANKING & FINANCE

Dakhlaoui & Partners has developed extensive expertise at national and international level, in advising national and international banks, international development banks, investment banks, funds, multilateral banks and other financial institutions worldwide.
The firm advises many borrowers and lessees on financing their transactions, restructuring financing, syndicated loans, and setting up securities.
Our areas of expertise include:

Financing acquisitions
Financing of assets / lease (leasing)
Securing cross border credit transactions
Electronic money and payment systems
Financing projects (e.g. PFI and PPP projects telecom, infrastructure and renewable energies)
Financing real estate
Advising on financial services regulation (including compliance and anti-money laundering regulation)
Structured financing.

LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

Dakhlaoui & Partners represents and advises its clients in connection with proceedings before competent national jurisdictions, domestic and international arbitral institutions.
The firm's ADR department provides adequate services and urges its clients to have recourse to amicable dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation, conciliation, and negotiation…

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Dakhlaoui & Partners acts on behalf of wide range of clients, employers, and workers in various sectors and in respect of diverse aspects of national and international labour law.
Dakhlaoui & Partners is specialized in drafting and negotiatingemployment contracts. The firm is also specialized in providing services related to expatriated employers in Tunisiaincluding carrying out required paperwork regarding labor and social security with local authorities.

DISTRIBUTION & COMPETITION LAW

Dakhlaoui & Partners provides its clients with the necessary support to achieve their business objectives in compliance with competition law provisions.
The firm is involved, on a regular basis, in the control of national and internationalmergers through advising its clients on all types of commercial practices, particularly in connection with distribution (physical or online), concession, licensing, and cooperation agreements. The firm also assists its clients before the Tunisian competition authorities.
The firm is actively involved with Tunisian and international economic lawgroups.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Dakhlaoui & Partners advises its clients on licensing agreements, technology transfer and distribution. The firm's lawyers work side by side with their clientsin view of assisting them in protecting their rights.
Thoroughly knowledgeable of peculiar aspects of various ranges of trades,industries,and intellectual propertylitigation, the firm's lawyers offerits clients adequate legal services and personalized approach in addressing issues related to:

patents and know-how
Trademarks and models
Copyright
Fee for databases
Trade Secrets
Abusive competition
Intellectual property transactions.

TAX

Dakhlaoui & Partners has developed a leading tax practice in connection with restructuring, business mergers, financial taxation, assistance with tax control or litigation, international tax law, real estate taxation, wealth tax, or criminal tax law.
Dakhlaoui Avocats offers a comprehensive range of services combining deep local knowledge intertwined with a thorough understanding of various sectors.
Dakhlaoui Avocats advises and assists foreign investors in tax matters, particularly in context of optimization of tax treatment with regards to their transactions.

REAL ESTATE

Dakhlaoui & Partners offers advice and assistance in context of a broad range of real estate transactions to renowned national and international companies, developers, investment funds, banks and public sector bodies.
The firm advises clients on cross-border transactions and its intervention is carefully orchestrated so as to ensure continuity of customer service as well as the use of local expertise in each phase of the transaction.

SPORTS LAW

Dakhlaoui & Partners assists major sport stakeholders and professional associations (clubs, sports, federations, world sports rights manager's corporations, broadcasters) with regards to the growing legal issues they face.

References

Dr Oetker

Tunisian company2012

Dr Oetker, a leader Company in the food industry sector on the acquisition of a controlling interest in a Tunisian company.

CEGEDIM

Next Software2012

CEGEDIM, world leader in life sciences CRM, on the acquisition of Next Software, a start up company organised under tunisian law, offering IT services.

Tunisian State

Tunisie Telecom2013

The Tunisian State on the sale of 35% of Tunisie Telecom by the Tunisian state.

Tunisian State

Société Tunisienne2012

The Tunisian State on the privatisation of Société Tunisienne des Congrès, owner of the hotel Abou Nawas.

Austrian group

Banque Tuniso-Koweïtienne (BTK)2012

An Austrian group on the acquisition of a controlling interest in a Tunisian Company belonging to a group of companies, within the framework of a partnership between both Tunisian and Austrian groups The Tunisian and the Kuwaiti states on the privatisation of the Banque Tuniso-Koweïtienne (BTK).

Tunisian State

Banque Franco-Tunisienne (BFT)2012

The Tunisian State on the privatisation of the Banque Franco-Tunisienne.

Qatari group

STAR2012

A Qatari group on the capital opening operation of STAR through a reserves capital increase.

Our team

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Salah Dakhlaoui

Partner

Salah Dakhlaoui is the founding partner of Dakhlaoui Avocats since 2007, after an experience of 6 years within the French law firm Gide Loyrette Nouel.

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Mr. Dakhlaoui has extensive experience of cross-border M&A and venture capital transactions and offers pragmatic, commercial, swift solutions.
Salah'sprimary practice areas are company law, M&A, banking and finance and securities, in which he has advised both national and multinational companies. He has particular experience in cross-border M&A transactions and has managed, as counsel to both purchasers and vendors, numerous multi-jurisdiction share and asset transactions. He is also regularly involved in venture capital and private equity deals, advising venture capitalists as well as target companies.
In addition, Salah regularly advises clients on a wide range of finance matters, including debt and equity finance, structured finance arrangements and matters relating to property finance and is experienced in advising on banking regulatory matters.
He has also advised the Tunisian Government and both foreign and Tunisian investors with respect to privatization operations. In addition, Salah Dakhlaoui actively involved as an external consultant to a number of banks and investment funds in Tunisia and abroad.
Salah has a Master degree in political science and Bachelor degree in judiciary law from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Tunis, Salah is a lawyer practicing in Tunis.
Languages spoken Arabic, English, French.
Email: dakhlaoui@dakhlaouipartners.com

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Imene Ben Abdallah

Associate

Imene Ben Abdallah is admitted to the Tunis Bar since October 1993 and is registered to the list of lawyers practicing before the Court of Cassation since April 2011.

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Imene Ben Abdallah is a senior associate within the firm Dakhlaoui Avocats since February 2011, after an experience of 7 years in business firms and 5 years experience as a lawyer practicing independently.
Imene Ben Abdallah has an extensive experience, both in the field of civil and commercial litigation as well as in the field of consultancy in corporate law and employment law.
Languages spoken: Arabic, English, French.
Email: benabdallah@dakhlaouipartners.com

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Ines Mabaouj

Associate

Holder of a Masters degree in Common Law, Ines is a lawyer practicing in Tunis since 2010.
Ines joined the firm in October 2010 and intervenes in civil law

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Ines joined the firm in October 2010 and intervenes in civil law, business law, commercial law, international private law, labor law, intellectual and industrial property law... Ines practices litigation, consulting and company formation.
Languages spoken:Arabic, French and English.
Email: mailto:mabaouj@dakhlaouipartners.com

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Imene Zaiane

Office Manager

Imene Zaiane has been an Office Manager for Dakhlaoui Avocats Law Firm since December 2009 after an experience of two years for a Commercial Company Protex.

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British Council 2012 : TKT Certificate : Teaching Knowledge Test .
British Council 2010 : Business English Certificate
Faculty of Arts and Human sciences -Manouba 2000 : University Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature.
Baccalaureat Exam June 1994 : Rue de Russie School –Tunis.
Languages spoken : Arabic, French, English and Italian.
Email: mailto:zaiane@dakhlaouipartners.com

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Jihen Maatoug

Office Manager
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Olfa Tayachi

Office Manager

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International

Dakhlaoui & Partners DEVELOPMENT

CThis development is emphasized through the partnership with the international law firm Bird&Bird , in February 2012, which operates on basis of an in-depth understanding of key industry sectors such as telecommunications, ' IT , e -commerce , media, sports, life sciences , banking and financial services as well as aeronautics.

Bird&Bird works with some of the most innovative companies and the most technologically advanced in the world, each of which must rely on legal advice from the highest level to achieve its objectives.

With offices in Abu Dhabi, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, the Hague, Hamburg, Helsinki, Hong Kong, London, Lyon, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, Beijing, Prague, Rome, Shanghai, Singapore, Stockholm and Warsaw as well as close relationships with firms in other countries in Europe, Asia and the USA, Bird&Bird is widely implemented to provide its clients local expertise within a global context.

The combined expertise of Bird&Bird and Dakhlaoui & Partners will accompany Tunisian institutional and international clients in the development of their activities in Tunisia and elsewhere. It will strive in advising Tunisian and international clients on their capital transactions or external growth.

This partnership confirms Dakhlaoui & Partners' endeavor to forger for itself a leading position in the region. It aims at strengthening and widening the scope of its legal services not only in Maghreb but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Contact

Dakhlaoui Avocats

Centre d'Affaires Cléopâtre Bloc A - 6ème étage
Centre Urbain Nord 1082 Tunis – Tunisie
+216 71 947 015
+216 71 947 005