Far from the banks of the lake in Tunis, London or Paris, his usual playgrounds, it is in the United States that the business lawyer Fares Koussay El Heni spends part of the summer. On the program, not really a vacation – same if his French wife accompanies him with their young son – but a “tour” of his big clients on the East Coast or in California.
It’s that the managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland El Heni, one of the main Tunisian business firms, alongside notably Ferchiou & Associés and Meziou Knani & Khlif, that half of its activity is carried out with American groups. “With the crisis, I haven’t met certain clients on the other side of the Atlantic for nearly three years. This is the opportunity also to explain to them the Tunisian political and economic situation, which is not always well understood, even if it is now relativized in view of the events in Ukraine! explains Fares Koussay El Heni. Registered with the bars of Tunis and Paris, he is one of the first practitioners on the continent and appears at the 18e joint place in the “100 Legal Powerlist”, the ranking of theAfrica Business+ et Young Africa of 100 business lawyers, published in June.
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