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Mourad Nabil Abdessemed


Rue du parc
Hydra, Algiers
Languages Arabic, French, English

Mourad Nabil Abdessemed is a lawyer and Doctor specialized in tax law. He joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Algérie Conseil juridique et fiscal in 2008 after more than 5 years’ experience as central inspector at the general tax direction in Algeria.

He advises international clients both on all aspects of the Algerian taxation: corporate taxation, taxation of individuals, taxation of hydrocarbons, taxation of international contracts, tax procedures, control and tax litigation, transfer pricing) than international issues, notably those related to the implementation of the double tax treaties provisions.

He is also specialized in customs law and exchange control regulations. 

He is the author of several information flash and articles and is particularly interested in the technical development of the tax advice.

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Key partner: Head of tax Mourad Nabil Abdessemed is also recommended

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Algeria | Dispute Resolution

Key partner: Mourad Nabil Abdessemed has ‘excellent knowledge of financial legislation’

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Algeria | Banking and Finance

Key partner: CMS has ‘a local team of very high quality’ that is ‘very responsive and proactive’. Mourad Nabil Abdessemed recently advised a multinational energy company on local tax issues

Legal 500 EMEA 2016 / Algeria | Energy

French firm CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre re-opened its Algiers office in 2007. The team is led by local partner [...], who is flanked by head of legal [...] and head of tax Mourad Nabil Abdessemed.

IFLR 1000 - 2015

Key lawyer: "French firm CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre (CMS-BFL) re-opened its Algiers office in 2007. The team is led by local [...], who is flanked by head of legal [...] and head of tax Mourad Nabil Abdessemed."

IFLR 1000 - 2014

At CMS, […] advised on major acquisitions in the telecoms and mining sectors, and acted alongside Mourad Nabil Abdessemed on CFAO’s restructuring of its Algerian interests.

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2014

CMS recently represented energy sector investors in a multimillion-dollar arbitration. Mourad Nabil Abdessemed is recommended for tax disputes.

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2014

[…] and Mourad Nabil Abdessemed at CMS provide ‘excellent service’ and are ‘well versed in local practices and regulations’. They advise leading US and European energy companies on taxation, investment, regulation and project finance.

Legal 500 EMEA France - 2014

Relevant experience

  • Central Inspector at the Algerian head of tax administration (DGI) (1996-1998)
  • Chief of department at the head of tax administration (Control and researches department) (1998-2000)
  • Content drafting of the Algerian section – VAT Navigator of Bloomberg BNA (2014)
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  • 1993 - Graduate diploma at the High School of Commerce, Algiers
  • 1995 - Diploma 3rd degree in public finance : tax specialization, Tax and customs institute (IEDF)
  • 2001 - DESS tax administration, University Paris-Dauphine
  • 2007 - Doctorat in Law, University Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • 2009 - Bar admission certificate (CAPA), EFB Paris
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  • Avis d'expert Algérie. co-author - Le Guide business Algérie 2014 MOCI (december 2014)
  • Participation in the drafting of the « Guide des affaires Algérie » - Ubifrance (2011)
  • Drafting of an Article « Ce qu’il faut savoir pour s’implanter et exporter en Algérie » - MOCI, n°1891 (26/05/2011)
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