Legal & fiscal advice
ECAS provides advice to international companies on legal and fiscal implications associated with the creation of permanent company establishments, local offices or branches as well as with the operation of specific projects or the installation of manufacturing or industrial plants in Tunisia.
We cover aspects related to corporate taxation, specific types of projects’ taxation, as well as the fiscality deriving from the employment law and regulations in Tunisia.
We also manage the implementation of procedures leading to obtaining different permits for expatriates (residence permits, work visas…), whereby we deal with local authorities such as the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment.
ECAS provides support to international and multinational companies for the creation of local permanent establishments in the framework of long-term projects or for the installation of local branches or subsidiaries in Tunisia.
ECAS provides guidance on and facilitates the implementation of procedures, related to the creation of local entities, and deriving from the different competent local authorities such as the Ministry of Interior.
It further advises on most optimum options in terms of cost, and implications in terms of local employment.
ECAS provides services addressing all logistics requirements of international and multinational companies, partners and clients operating in Tunisia including transportation means (such as VIP vehicles and drivers), equipment (for offices, plants or facilities established in Tunisia) and office supply (daily consumables).
ECAS manages all aspects associated with the identification of local suppliers, price negotiation, and delivery to project sites.
In other words, ECAS supports its clients through the management and supply of all goods and services needed for the well-functioning and/or efficient performance of local offices and/or effective implementation/operation of projects in Tunisia.
Services are offered based on well-established resource management contracts.
Expertise and HR management
ECAS provides human resources management services including identification of adequate profiles tailored to clients’ requirements, contract negotiation, recruitment and contracting of local employees in Tunisia. ECAS deals and manages all administrative, financial and fiscal aspects related to the contracting and payment of employees including salaries, insurances, social security and taxes– based on our expertise and strong understanding of the Tunisian employment law and regulations.
ECAS provides all types of human resources – from cleaning agents, construction workers, drivers, secretariat, technicians, administrative and management staff to high-level engineers, financiers, economists, policy specialists, among others. We indeed benefit from a large network and database of about 7000 experts including local, regional and international experts with various academic and professional backgrounds and previous experience in the public and private sectors comprising utilities, project developers, industrial companies, NGOs, finance and investment community, academia, associations, among others.
Through the elaboration of strategic studies, and/or in the framework of contract management services or other service agreements, ECAS advises its partners and clients with ongoing or potential business operations in Tunisia on:
- Investment decisions
- Market penetration, positioning and development
- Most optimum financial and economic solutions to projects
- Risk management strategies
- Local stakeholder relations’ management
ECAS is specialised in the elaboration of:
- Feasibility studies of projects developed in Tunisia including financial, socio-economic and environmental analyses in our fields of expertise
- Market studies assessing trends and evolutions in our sectors of operations, analysing and advising on international companies’ market positioning strategies, as well as on technological integration possibilities, based on our understanding of local context.
- Strategic studies on investment opportunities and challenges, based on our analysis of local market trends, international technological and financial innovations, and on very good understanding of risks potentially impacting international and foreign investments in Tunisia
- Studies involving business models analysis and business planning resulting from our capacity to initiate and originate new project opportunities. Our studies allow us to structure business opportunities adapted to the local context and our clients’ needs.
ECAS provides support during the different phases of project development with the aim to maximise project outcome, ensure optimum financial performance and effective risk management.
At the preliminary, pre-award phase of the project, ECAS introduces its international partners and clients to local markets including institutions, and informs them on legal and regulatory set-up, business development framework, as well as the socio-economic and political contexts.
ECAS specifically supports the tender preparation process through the provision of strategic advice and the elaboration of methodologies and offers, addressing both technical and financial (cost related) aspects.
ECAS also intervenes at the award phase and provides support during the contract negotiation process with local contracting authorities (normally public sector entities). Support is offered in the form of advice on the approaches to be applied in relation to cost reduction and risk management, adapted to clients’ needs and local context. ECAS further facilitates communication and interaction with local authorities.
At the post-award phase, ECAS provides all types of services necessary to the successful implementation of the project including services needed for the creation of permanent establishments, legal and fiscal advice, human resources management, logistical services, business outsourcing management as well as any other contract management aspects.
ECAS also keeps its partners and clients informed about the evolution and trends of local and/or regional markets, where projects and potential business activities are (to be) developed, as well as variations into the socio-economic and political contexts and associated risks, impacting the development, implementation and/or operation phases of the projects.