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Fatma Ben Gouider

Fatma Ben Gouider

Senior Lawyer, El Ajeri Lawyers - EAL

Fatma Ben Gouider is a Senior Lawyer with El Ajeri Lawyers – EAL. She has a proven track record of over 23 years in the Tunisian legal system and she intervenes before the Court of Cassation in the framework of commercial, banking / leasing, administrative, social and civil litigation in general relating to several sectors such as Life Sciences, Infrastructure and Industrials.

She advises the firm’s clients since the very early stages of a matter in the establishment of a winning pre-litigation strategy or the setting up of a defense strategy which goes as well for urgent situations when facing a crisis. As a successful and professional litigator, she succeeds in building the capacity to navigate the litigation process with ease by providing the right tactical and legal advice in order to minimise the impact of the dispute.

Experience has included advising:

  • An international pharmaceutical company in a labor litigation case
  • Groupe Scolaire René des Cartes – GSRD, a private education group approved by the Ministry of National Education in a commercial litigation
  • Star Container Tunisia SCT – APM Terminals, an international company specialized in maritime transportation in different matters including employment conflicts and civil litigation
  • Novo Nordisk Tunisia in an employment dispute

Professional Qualifications

  • Attorney-at-law admitted with to the Cassation Court of Tunisia (2012)
  • Advocate admitted to the Tunisian Bar (1993)


  • the University of Law, Economic, Politic Science of Tunis, Intensive Study on Private Law (1993)
  • the University of Law, Economic, Politic Science of Tunis, Bachelor’s Degree in Private Law (1992)     

Prior Experience

  • 2015 to date, Senior Lawyer, El Ajeri Lawyers – EAL, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Tunisia
  • 2000 to 2014, Senior Lawyer, law firm based in Tunis
  • 1993 to 2000, Trainee Lawyer, law firm based in Tunis


  • Tunisian Bar
  • Trainer and member of the Audit Committee of minute and Voting Results for IRIE Election for 2011 
  • IRIE Election Tunis
  • General Secretary of the WAMDHA Association for Culture and Communication
  • Active member in the Tunisian Women’s Coalition “SAWA”
  • Active member in the collective of the woman's placement in the media in Tunisia