Samy is the managing partner of the Gide Algiers office, which he founded in 2004. Over the last 10 years he has been involved in most of the major foreign investments in Algeria (privatisations, acquisitions, joint ventures and financings) in various sectors, such as industry, energy and water. Regarding energy, Samy counsels clients in a wide variety of transactions in the energy, infrastructure, and natural resources industries, with a particular focus on project development and mergers and acquisitions. His experience includes transactions relating to upstream oil and gas, petrochemical plant and ammoniac projects. He also has a strong practice in international arbitration in the oil and gas sector in Algeria.