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Fields of Competence

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

INVESTMENTS/ EXCHANGE REGULATION
Ever since its establishment, Dakhlaoui Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats advises companies operating in diverse sectors of activity, managers, shareholders, or any individuals involved in a given transaction.

Dakhlaoui Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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 Avocats 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.