Our Casablanca practice offers an integrated, efficient and seamless service to our clients, combining global expertise with significant depth of local knowledge of Morocco, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
Our team in Casablanca is fully integrated into Allen & Overy’s global network, complementing our wider African capability which includes our office in South Africa. Our global Africa Group comprises over 100 lawyers worldwide.
In addition to promoting best legal practice in Africa, we are at the cutting edge of wider regional developments. We actively develop African business law and support African issues through our involvement with organisations such as OHADA (Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Laws in Africa). Our team includes qualified lawyers with extensive experience of operating on OHADA jurisdictions. We have a solid, good-sized local team, comprising around 25 fee earners, including two partners with English-, French- and Arabic-language capabilities, and all permanently based in Casablanca. Our lawyers have been involved in complex national and cross-border M&A transactions and in most large-scale, high-profile transactions that have been undertaken in Morocco during the last 15 years. In 2013 our Casablanca office was awarded the National Law Firm Award in Morocco (IFLR 2013).
Our team has an extensive track record of advising clients on strategic transactions in Morocco, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa and has established close working relationships with regulators, government departments, investors and leading corporate organisations across the region and in all sectors. Members of our Casablanca office have regularly been described as market leaders in their respective areas in recent years, and are ranked in Tier 1 in Morocco by Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 EMEA.
Our office works closely with our global Africa interest group as well as top-tier Middle East, Paris and other global practices to provide a complete legal solution. We pride ourselves on our international commercial experience, local knowledge and quality people. Our team is well known for both its innovative approach to client service and its track record of providing integrated advice on cutting-edge deals throughout the region. Our Casablanca practice continues to retain its position as a market leader in Morocco, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
Our managing partner, Hicham Naciri, is top ranked as a leading individual in Chambers Global 2015 and Legal 500 EMEA 2015. He is qualified in France and Morocco.
Managing partner Hicham Naciri advises on a broad spectrum of corporate matters. Clients say: "It's always a pleasure to work with him. He's a high-calibre lawyer with a very strong knowledge of a lot of sectors and matters that are important in Morocco."
Chambers and Partners Global 2015
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