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Youssef Fichtali Montreal Lawyer

Youssef Fichtali

Associate Fasken
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2016
Language(s) Spanish, French, Arabic, English
Office(s) Montréal

Youssef Fichtali is a Montreal-based business lawyer specializing in the energy and natural resources sectors who is particularly active in emerging countries. Committed to carrying out projects that will benefit not only his clients and their shareholders, but also the various stakeholders, from an economic, social and development standpoint, Youssef assists his clients in building a sustainable growth strategy and creating long-term value.

He advises multinational companies, investment funds, governments, development finance institutions, banks and sponsors on the structuring and negotiation of complex and cross-border transactions.

In the energy sector, Youssef is involved in development, construction (EPC/O&M) and project finance transactions. He drafts and negotiates concession agreements, power purchase agreements, grid connection agreements as well as power transmission, distribution or interconnection contracts.

In the natural resources sector, Youssef is involved in public offerings and private placements as well as listings on the Canadian stock exchange. He also drafts and negotiates mining rights acquisition agreements, option agreements, joint venture agreements, royalty agreements, mining agreements and other commercial agreements related to the mining sector.

Youssef advises various governments on the drafting and updating of their legislative framework, particularly in the energy and mining sectors.

Youssef is very active in almost all of the 17 OHADA member countires and has also developed a practice covering the applicable rules on transparency, anti-corruption, ethics and governance. He is the author of several articles on this subject.

Working fluently in French, English, Spanish and Arabic and having lived on three different continents, Youssef is a valuable advisor for the clients he represents when it comes to better anticipating legal, regulatory, cultural, commercial and geopolitical risks, particularly in Africa and Latin America.

He is a member of the firm's Africa, Latin America and Middle East committees.

  • Recognized by Jeune Afrique Magazine in its prestigious top ranking "100 most influential lawyers in Francophone Africa", 2020
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  • LLB Université du Québec à Montréal
  • BAA, Applied economics and international business HEC Montreal
  • Certificate, Civil Law Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Member of the Standing Committee on Art in the Public Space, Culture Montréal (since 2017)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Fondation Metropolis Bleu (since 2017)
  • Member, Post-1900 Artwork Acquisition Committee, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (since 2015)
  • Member of the board, MassivArt (since 2014)
  • Administrator, SBC Gallery of Contemporary Art (since 2014)


Démystifier la pratique des affaires dans l'espace OHADA et conseils pratiques pour réussir dans vos affaires location location Toronto, ON, Canada Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)
Faire des affaires en Algérie et en Tunisie et présentation des cadres juridiques et fiscaux des deux pays location location Montréal, QC, Canada La Chambre de Commerce du Montréal Métropolitain (CCMM)


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