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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

Publications: 23 JANUARY 2020

Equity capital markets: navigating the challenges of 2020

2019 was a challenging year for equity capital markets. Proceeds from IPOs fell by over 25% in the UK, and by more than 30% across Europe. A number of political and economic factors, which contributed to pricing uncertainty and market volatility, undoubtedly contributed to this reduction in activity. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

The von der Leyen Commission

The European Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen took office on 1 December 2019, following changes required as a result of the European Parliament rejecting three of the candidate Commissioners originally put forward. 

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Publications: 13 JANUARY 2020

New decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union on the expression of the annual percentage rate of charge in consumer credit agreements (Case C 290/19)

Following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Regional Court of Trnava, Slovakia in the context of proceedings between a consumer and a Slovakian bank regarding a consumer credit agreement, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held, on 19 December 2019, that “Article 10(2)(g) of Directive 2008/48/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on credit agreements for consumers (…) must be interpreted as precluding, in a consumer credit agreement, the annual percentage rate of charge from being expressed not as a single rate but as a range referring to a minimum and a maximum rate”.

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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