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Mounir Ait Belkacem

Mounir Ait Belkacem

Partner, L&P Partners

Mounir Ait Belkacem focuses on M&A and corporate transactions. Admitted to the Paris Bar over 14 years ago, he has a strong practice in Algeria since he started working in 2005 and specializing in corporate, finance, as well as foreign exchange matters.

He has assisted several international groups in privatization processes. He has also built a strong practice outside Algeria in M&A and corporate transactions, most notably in France, having worked in Paris for many years.

Professional Qualifications 

  • Avocat à la cour admitted to the Paris Bar (2005)


  • Aix-Marseille Business Law Institute, DESS in International Business Law (2002)
  • Aix-Marseille Business Law Institute, DJCE in International Business Law (2002)
  • University Pierre Mendès-France (Grenoble), Master 1 in Business Law (2001)
  • University of Hull, Master 1 in European Law (2000)

Market Recognition

  • Ranked as Highly Regarded (IFLR1000 2019)
  • “Mounir Ait Belkacem frequently acts for foreign investors on significant M&A deals and is also an expert in joint ventures. A recent example of his work was his advice to Lafarge Algeria on a capital increase relating to its CILAS joint venture with the Souakri Group. Peers consider him 'a very solid lawyer and competitor in the market,' adding that he is 'a solid technician.'" (Chambers & Partners 2019)

Africa Energy Futures: Algeria

In Algeria, despite the enactment of Law No. 04-09 of August 14, 2004, on the promotion of renewable energies in the framework of sustainable development, no concrete governmental decision to promote renewable energies has been taken since.

Algeria’s new 2020 Finance Act

The 2020 Finance Act, which has come into force, revisited two flagship measures introduced by the 2009 Complementary Finance Act: (i) the 51/49 rule and (ii) the prohibition of using international loans to finance the national economy.