Gide makes Algerian connection

Gide Loyrette Nouel is beefing up its Algerian practice with the hire of an oil and gas expert.

Djamila Annad joins Gide as an Of Counsel after 15 years as an adviser to the general manager of Algeria’s national oil company, Sonatrach, and will be the sixth lawyer in Gide’s Algiers office.

Gide is currently advising a major oil company on a bid for the rights of a large gas project, as well as an international bank funding an oil company operating in Algeria as a partner to Sonatrach.

Algiers managing lawyer Samy Laghouati said Annad’s hire would be a “great addition” to the team.