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Dr. Samir Abdelly

Tunisian lawyer and politician

Dr. Samir Abdelly

Formal candidate at the 2014 presidential elections in Tunisia, Dr. Samir Abdelly is the founder and managing partner of Abdelly & Associates since 1994.

In 2008, he was ranked among 4000 international lawyers with strong expertise in business and corporate law.

Currently Lawyer at the Supreme Court of Tunis, he was admitted to the Tunisian Bar Association in 1994. Samir has studied at the Law University of Tunis and France.

Legal expertise

Legal practice areas

Media law & litigation

Cover all the major industry sectors, including advertising, digital media, film, television, music, publishing, sport and theatre.

Capital Investment

Helping owners, brokers, investment funds and investment managers raise and manage investment capital from Tunisia and non-Tunisian investors

Insurance & Reinsurance

Evaluating and resolving matters from the claims stage through mediation and arbitration also providing coverage analysis and opinions

Franchising and Distribution

One of a small number of local lawyer that has worked with franchising for the longest period of time, and have extensive experience in establishing, adapting, and improving franchise systems.


Providing assistance to Governments and their financial advisors, to companies being privatized, to local and international underwriters of the related securities offerings and to private sector purchasers of privatized businesses.

Banking & Finance

Unparalleled experience in bank securities offerings, regularly deal with the disclosure issues facing banks and have been involved in the development of many creative capital financings by banking organizations.

Tax advisory

Provide legal advice on national, and international tax law issues advising corporate entities, trusts and individuals

Intellectual property

Working closely with Domestic and International Companies at all stages of their development with our integrated team of IP lawyers


Sustainable experience and knowledge in connection with judicial environment, negotiation and strategic process in front of competent courts.

Dr. Samir Abdelly

Dr. Samir Abdelly is member of many international and local associations such as the International Association of Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), International Association for judicial methodology, the Arabic Association for young lawyers, the Tunisian centre for conciliation and arbitration and the “Camera Arbitrale Nazionale e Internazionale Di Milano”.

Specialist knowledge, global perspective.

International Expertise

Dr.Samir Abdelly has extensive experience in Oil & Gas, Corporate, M&A, private equity transactions and joint ventures. He has been involved in most of the large-scale projects in Tunisia and North Africa and has advised numerous national and international groups in various sectors particularly natural resources, banking and finance, insurance & reinsurance, telecommunications and IT, real estate.

Energy & Natural Resources

Helping clients close high-profile transactions, litigate high-stakes cases and provide counsel on intricate regulatory matters.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Providing legal advice on all aspects of M&A transactions …

Corporate advise

Results-driven capability to act in significant corporate transactions and important, sensitive governance matters

International trade

Helping clients achieve their commercial aims.

Find out the news and what media are talking about Dr. Samir Abdelly

February 12, 2020 in News

Davos 2020

For the fifth time Dr Samir Abdelly is guest of honor at the world economic forum of Davos by various international think tanks as international…
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November 13, 2019 in News

Monthly Newsletter The Draft Finance Law for the year 2020

Abdelly & Chaary and Partners are delighted to make available to their dear Clients and Partners, for any useful purpose, a summary of the main…
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What they say about Dr. Samir Abdelly

International Recognition

… Equipped to provide clients with a unique perspective on legal matters on which he is consulted , he provides high standers of provision and delivery of services, and he is committed to fulfilling the needs of his clients in the most efficient and responsive manner possible…

International who's who of professionals 2008

Rooted within the North African market characterized by an increase of foreign investments in a landscape of liberalization and legal stability , our law firm has adopted the slogan “Serving our clients in North Africa” … Office in Algiers and Tripoli equip the firm with par-north African coverage

Chambers global world's leading lawyers for business

Samir Abdelly has palyed an active role in many of the big transactions in North Africa and in the surrounding region. Because of a strong regional presence, the firm has been the first choice for many international clients and is especially renowned for real-estate investment projects.

IFLR 1000, the guide to the world's leading financial law firms