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Houda Sahri

Houda Sahri

Founding and Managing Partner, Algeria Office

Houda Sahri is the founding and managing partner of the Algiers office. Prior to founding SH-Avocats, Houda started at the Algerian Bar working in renowned Algerian law firms, then pursued her career as head of the legal team of KPMG Algeria, and then as a General Counsel for Algeria at Lafarge Holcim and MENA Regional Counsel at the US group GE for Power.

Practice Focus

Houda advises on a broad range of corporate, commercial and finance matters. Houda also regularly handles litigation matters and pleads before Algerian courts.

Select Recent Experience

  • Several JVs and partnerships in the building materials, Pharma and automobile sectors (share purchase agreements, shareholders’ agreements);
  • Review and negotiation of EPC, transactional and multi-year contracts and consortium agreements for the energy sector;
  • International transactions concerning Algerian law dealing with the 51/49 rule and the government right of pre-emption in the water treatment, building materials and Pharma sectors;
  • Financing agreements, including the creation and perfection of the related security interests under Algerian law;
  • Drafting, review and negotiation of contracts (implementation of more than 20 models of supply contracts) in the building materials sector, sales contracts and general conditions of sale and distribution;
  • Interacting with the authorities on issues concerning registration, permits, environment, investment incentives and currency control.
  • Debt recovery for about 222 500 000 DZD for several clients ;


University of Bridgeport (US): Master of Business Administration (Fulbright Alumna)

Algiers University: Masters Degree in Law





Professional Associations and Memberships

  • IATI Foundation Board of DirectorsMember
  • Bar of AlgiersMember