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 and our global Africa Group comprising over hundred lawyers worldwide.
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 20 years. 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.
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. Our office works closely with our global Africa 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.
Members of our Casablanca office have regularly been described as market leaders in their respective areas and are ranked in Tier 1 in Morocco by Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and Legal 500 EMEA. Our managing partner, Hicham Naciri, is top ranked as a leading individual in Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA. He is qualified in France and Morocco.
“Market onlookers laud Hicham Naciri as ‘quite an outstanding lawyer and very good in M&A and corporate matters’. He has market-leading expertise in capital markets matters as well.”
Chambers and Partners Global 2017.
“Yassir Ghorbal focuses his practice on high-end M&A transactions and banking and finance matters. One interviewee pointed him out as ‘a well-known and important player in the market’.”
Chambers and Partners Global 2017.
Recognition for Allen & Overy Casablanca
Single Top Tier Firm for General Business Law in Morocco for the 5th year running – Chambers and Partners 2013- 2017
Only Firm in Band 1 for Financial and Corporate – IFLR 1000, Morocco 2012 – 2015
Tier 1 for Financial and Corporate - IFLR 1000, Morocco 2016
Top Tier for Corporate and M&A - Legal 500 EMEA, Morocco 2016
Top Tier for Banking, Finance and Capital Markets - Legal 500 EMEA, Morocco 2016
Top Tier for Commercial, Corporate and M&A - Legal 500 EMEA, Morocco 2016
Top Tier for Projects and Public Law - Legal 500 EMEA, Morocco 2016
Top Tier for Tourism and Real Estate - Legal 500 EMEA, Morocco 2016
National Firm of the Year in Morocco - IFLR Awards 2013
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Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy
Anfaplace, Centre d’Affaires, Immeuble A,
Boulevard de la Corniche
Within the city, we recommend the taxi company “TAXI VERT”, phone number: +212 (0) 188.8.131.52.01.
By taxi (recommended option)
Take a taxi directly from the airport to the office, cost is approximately 30 EUR.
Take a train from the airport to the centre of the city, and then a taxi from the train station to the office.
There is parking available in the shopping centre, close to the office building. Parking is free for up to 8 hours, Monday - Friday.