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13 Rue du Lac Tana, Les Berges du Lac I, 1053 Tunis, Tunisia

T: +216 71 116 720 | E:

Practice areas: Corporate M&A; commercial, social, IP/IT; digital; infrastructure, renewable energy and transport; banking and finance and project finance; litigation and arbitration

Firm profile

Based in Tunis, El Heni Law firm was created in 1980 and joined the Eversheds Sutherland Africa Group in 2013 creating Eversheds Sutherland El Heni in association with El Heni Law Firm. With our managing partner and deputy head of the Africa Group, Fares Koussay El Heni, founding partner, Mohamed Raouf El Heni, and banking and finance partner, Soundès Mejdoub, our multilingual team of 20 represents a diverse range of clients, from multinational and regional corporations to small and medium businesses, governmental bodies, investors, and entrepreneurs.

The firm has a longstanding presence in Tunisia and can offer 30+ years’ worth of knowledge and experience of the Tunisian government, administration, and market. Our clients benefit from the international experience of our lawyers in various legal matters such as corporate/M&A, commercial, social, IP/IT, legal outsourcing, banking and finance, energy and infrastructure, litigation and arbitration, telecoms and digital.

We have a unique strategy that differentiates us from other law firms:

  • We know how to bridge the cultural and legal gap between the Tunisian market and the investors’ culture by understanding their business.
  • We anticipate all the potential legal issues and problems that could arise during the project lifecycle by considering every aspects even including currency, customs, and taxes.
  • We find innovative solutions, respecting clients’ needs and policies, adapted to the local market to allow the project realisation.
  • We take care of our clients (reactiveness), we think with them (proactiveness), and we are engaged with them (partnership).

Team profile

Our office is divided into five practice groups according to the experience and expertise of the lawyers. Our large team of multilingual lawyers are well-versed on every aspect of business law and operate under international standards. We are able to advise on various projects simultaneously, but also on different aspect of the same project at the same time. We are business-oriented and value offering an innovative client-experience by anticipating the risks and considering the unique needs of their organisation such as the environment and regulations they operate in.

Fares Koussay El Heni (managing partner and deputy head Africa group, corporate M&A/commercial, social, legal outsourcing, energy and infrastructure, project, IP/IT)
Mohamed Raouf El Heni (founding partner, banking and finance, litigation and arbitration)
Soundès Mejdoub (partner, banking and finance)

At a glance: Eversheds Sutherland El Heni in association with El Heni Law Firm

Headcount: 3 partners, 18 associates

Number of offices: 74 offices in 35 countries – 1 office in Tunisia

Key clients: GE, Nokia, IFC (World Bank Group), Scatec Solar, Emerson, Bulgin, Rina, Turkish Airlines, Roche, Kone