About Me

Lotfi El Ajeri

Managing Partner

04, Mahmoud El Materi street, 1002 Mutuelle Ville, Tunis, Tunisia


Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri is the Managing Partner of El Ajeri Lawyers – EAL, one of the most well-known law firms in Tunisia and North Africa.

He is a Lawyer, Mediator and Arbitrator. In addition to his solid educational foundation and a passion for law and after a long experience as an associate  lawyer in various French and Tunisian business law firms, he gained a solid background, his legal practice has increasingly focused on business law (Corporate, M&A), Mediation and Arbitration in different sectors such as Energy, Natural Resources, Infrastructure, Consumer Goods and Retail.

He is well positioned to help private and public companies in Tunisia and abroad to achieve efficient and innovative solutions to their legal, regulatory and structural challenges. Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri reports, participates, contributes and speaks at several international seminaries and congresses on business law, mediation and arbitration.


  • Tunisian State International Centre for Settlement of Investment
    Disputes (ICSID) v. an international group in the finance sector as Counsel in the case
  • An international oil & gas company in a case as Arbitrator in an international arbitration
  • Maersk Tunisie the world’s largest container shipping company regarding a concession
  • Almaviva in a private equity matter with the CTKD (Tunisian-Kuwaiti Development Consortium)
  • APM Terminals in a PPP operation for the construction and management of certain ports with the Tunisian Government
  • Yazaki Group in different matters including setting up an off-shore entity subsidiary of the Group and conducting a transfer of a branch of activity
  • BASF / SOLVAY in the context of a cross-border acquisition
  • LC PACKAGING in a debt collection action which was solved by finding an arrangement between the two companies to obtain the recovery
  • SACMI IMOLA in a debt collection action by alternating judicial procedures and negotiation with the different parties, the case was effectively closed with the recovery of the total amount of the debt
  • Star Container Tunisia – APM Terminals, the international maritime transportation company in negotiating a transaction with previous shareholders and drafting an agreement in order to avoid a long litigation process and obtaining the annulment of all cases against our client



University of Paris Nord

Post-graduate Diploma in Business Law


University of Paris Nord

Master’s Degree in Judicial Studies


University of Paris Nord

Bachelor’s Degree in Law

Prior Experience

2000 – Now

Managing Partner

El Ajeri Lawyers – DLA Piper Africa member firm in Tunisia

1999 – 2000


law firm based in Tunis

1998 – 1999


law firm based in Tunis

1996 – 1997


law firm based in Paris

1996 – 1997

Trainee Attorney

law firm based in Paris


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4 Rue Mahmoud El Materi Mutuelle Ville 1002 Tunis
+216 71 892 525

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