Mourad Seghir
Partner and head of the Algiers office
Mourad Seghir is an attorney at the New York Bar since 2011
Office : Algiers


His knowledge of Algerian law and his international background (he graduated in the United States and in France) give Mourad Seghir a perfect understanding of the issues and needs of international companies having invested or wishing to invest in Algeria.

Mourad Seghir's practice focuses mainly on business law, but also on competition law and labor law, both as counsel and litigator.

His clients, foreign companies and international law firms, rely on him for his expertise in local regulations for foreign investments, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, public and private contracts, as well as foreign exchange control, labor law and infrastructure projects.

It operates in the following key sectors: energy/renewable energy, automotive, pharmaceutical, banking/finance, transportation, infrastructure, insurance/reinsurance, agriculture, tourism and hospitality.

Recent interventions

Bristol Myers Squibb

Advice in corporate law and labor litigation in the context of their divestiture from Algeria.

Cairn Energy

Due diligence on the acquisition offer of Edison E&P S.p.A. worth more than € 700 million.


Legal and regulatory assistance on the acquisition of Merck Oil's oil assets in Algeria.


Assistance on an industrial project of manufacturing of CKD vehicles and distribution in Algeria.


Corporate advice on their expansion into the Middle East and North Africa with the acquisition of Careem for $3.1 billion.


Mourad Seghir is an attorney at the New York bar and previously worked at the Algerian law firm of Ghellal & Mekerba.

Mourad Seghir is listed as a "Leading individual" in Legal 500 EMEA 2021.

″Bennani & Associés LLP regularly advises international and foreign companies and acts as co-counsel alongside global firms, with offices throughout the North African region. Managing partner Mourad Seghir is particularly active in downsizing exercises, leading on pharmaceutical firm Bristol-Myers Squibb's disinvestment in Algeria. Recent work for the team has also involved advising Motorola and Daimler on the employment impact of Covid-19, such as drafting employment suspension agreements for the latter, as well as reviewing employment contracts for a plethora of clients.″ - Legal 500 EMEA 2021

″Mourad Seghir was responsive and provided commercially minded advice ″ - Legal 500 EMEA 2021


Mergers & Acquisitions


Exchange control regulations

Unfair competition

Labour Law

Tax Law


Business Litigation

Commercial arbitration




Renewable energy


Oil (hydrocarbon)



2011: Admitted to the New York Bar
September 2008 - May 2009: LLM in Business Law (Northwestern University School of Law Kellog Graduate School of Management)
August 2007 - May 2008: Diploma in Comparative Law Studies (Faculty of Law and Political Science - Aix Marseille University and Armstrong Atlantic State University)
October 2006 - August 2007: Master II in European Business Law (Faculty of Law and Political Science - Aix Marseille University)
August 2005 - July 2006: Master I in European and International Law (Faculty of Law, Stockholm)
September 2002 - July 2005: Law degree (University of Strasbourg)






Bennani & Associates LLP
25, rue Djnane El Malik
Hydra, Algiers, Algeria
(+213) 23 48 23 80 - Direct
(+213) 782 204 080 - Cell
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An experienced and multidisciplinary team with a perfect legal knowledge of local markets