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Hicham Naciri

Partner

Casablanca

Naciri Hicham
Hicham Naciri

Partner

Casablanca

Hicham is the managing partner of Allen & Overy in Casablanca. He has extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions, real estate, structured finance, project finance and, more generally, in foreign investments. He has also advised on most infrastructure PPP transactions and on large financing deals in Morocco over the last 20 years. He has been involved in most large-scale, high profile transactions undertaken in Morocco over the last years and is regularly advising clients on their acquisitions in Africa. He is top ranked as a leading individual in Chambers Global and Legal 500 EMEA. Jeune Afrique nominated him in the top three best business lawyer in Francophone Africa (June 2019) and one of the most influential figures in Africa (May 2019). 

He is a member of the French-American Bar Association since 2012 and member of the Board at the ICC Casablanca Arbitration Court.. Hicham is qualified in France and Morocco.

“Hicham Naciri is "extremely good" and "remains the reference" within the corporate and commercial law market.” 

Chambers and Partners Global 2019

“Hicham is one of the leading lawyers in this market and considering his reputation to be incontestable.”

Chambers and Partners Global 2018

Commentators describe Hicham Naciri as "one of the top lawyers for commercial transactions" and as a vital player in the Moroccan market. Chambers and Partners Global 2016.

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.

“Hicham Naciri operates a wide-ranging corporate and commercial practice, and has a strong reputation in the market. One interviewee enthused: "He has invested a lot in Morocco - he is constructive and positive on a deal and wants to get things done.” Chambers and Partners Global, 2014.

"Hicham Naciri heads the team practising Moroccan law. He has many years of experience in the jurisdiction, and is in great demand. He is regarded as a "really outstanding lawyer," and "a proper deal maker and a leading light." Chambers and Partners Global, 2013.

News & insights

New merger control in Vietnam

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

New merger control in Vietnam

On 24 March 2020, the Government of Vietnam promulgated Decree No. 35/2020/ND-CP setting forth, among other things, the long-awaited notification thresholds of the new Vietnamese merger control regime set out in the 2018 Competition Law (Decree 35).

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New concession model introduced to monetise existing Government/SOE infrastructure assets

Publications: 02 APRIL 2020

New concession model introduced to monetise existing Government/SOE infrastructure assets

On 18 February 2020, the Government introduced a new legal framework on the limited concessions scheme (LCS) in the infrastructure sector. The new rule is Presidential Regulation No. 32 of 2020 on Financing of Infrastructure through Limited Right of Utilisation (Reg 32).

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Publications: 31 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 coronavirus measures impacting insolvency proceedings and enforcement

In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, the vast majority of European countries are implementing various measures concerning insolvency proceedings, restructurings and rights of creditors generally.  At the same time, accessibility of insolvency courts and practitioners is becoming limited. 

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Publications: 28 SEPTEMBER 2018

Allen & Overy Advises Banque Centrale Populaire On The Acquisition Of Four Banks In Africa

The A&O team was led by partner, Hicham Naciri, assisted by counsel, Younes Maleh, and corporate associate, Omar Zizi.

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Office

Casablanca

Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy
Anfaplace, Centre d’Affaires, Immeuble A, Boulevard de la Corniche
Casablanca
20180

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the Bar, Casablanca, 2000

Admitted to the Bar, Paris, 1996

Academic

Magistère in business law, DJCE, University of Montpellier I, 1995

Postgraduate, (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies – DEA), University of Montpellier I, 1995