Expert in Algerian business law

“Rym Loucif is an esteemed lawyer who focuses on transactional and commercial contract matters, often assisting clients with the establishment of joint ventures. She is further well versed in the oil and gas sector and advises on a number of energy projects.

Her key strength isher flawless, great knowledge of Algerian and international law, as well as her organisation and rigorous work ethic.” 

“Rym  Loucif is absolutely excellent. She gives us practical, commercially focused advice and is always on point.”

Chambers and Partners 2024 and 2023 – Corporate/Commercial – Algeria

Rym Loucif founded her own practice, Loucif + Co, after having practised with respected US law firms in Paris (Willkie Farr & Gallagher and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher) as well as with renowned French law firms in Algiers (Gide and LPA-CGR Avocats).

Based in Algeria for the past ten years, Rym focuses on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and the establishment of joint ventures.

In energy-related matters, she has assisted leading international groups.

Rym Loucif has developed particular expertise in the field of energy (Oil & Gas in particular) and works on both the transactional and regulatory aspects of a broad range of energy projects (M&A, financing).

Her deep knowledge of the Algerian business environment, combined with her international vision, allow her to provide clients with tailor-made advice adapted to the reality on the ground.

Rym attended the prestigious Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II and King’s College in London before being admitted to the Paris Bar in 2006.

She also contributes as an expert to the OECD in the context of the EU-OECD Programme on Promoting Investment in the Mediterranean, aiming to strengthen, in qualitative and quantitative terms, investments into and within the Mediterranean region.


  • 2016: King’s College London, University of London
    Postgraduate Diploma in EU Competition Law
  • 2005: Paris Bar School (Ecole de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux de la Cour d'Appel de Paris)
    Bar practice certificate (Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat)
  • 2004: Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris II
    Practice-oriented DESS postgraduate degree and Magister degree in business law, DJCE General counsel diploma / tax law specialisation certificate


  • 2018 - 2021 LPA-CGR Avocats (Algiers) Partner
  • 2011 - 2017 Gide Loyrette Nouel (Algiers) Counsel
  • 2010 - 2011 Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP (Paris) Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity
  • 2005 - 2010 Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP (Paris) Associate, Mergers & Acquisitions / Private Equity


  • French
  • English
  • Arabic



Chambers Global 2024 (Algeria)

  • Individually ranked in Corporate/Commercial

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

  • Leading Individual

Legal 500 EMEA 2024

  • Tier 2 - Commercial, Corporate and M&A
  • Tier 3 - Energy

Who's Who Legal 2024

  • Who's Who Legal 2024: Thought Leaders – Africa (category: Africa – Energy – Oil & Gas)
  • Who's Who Legal 2024: Thought Leaders – Global Elite (category : Energy – Oil & Gas)
  • Who's Who Legal 2024: Recommended in M&A and Governance (category: M&A)

Décideurs 2024

  • Business law (Excellent)

IFLR 1000

  • Individually ranked as Highly Regarded in :
  • Project finance and in M&A
  • Financial and corporate
  • Project development

African Shapers

  • Recognised as one of the Top 100 Female Executives in the Oil and Gas Industry in Africa (Algeria)