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    • Ibrahim Douhmad - CMS

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CMS advises international and domestic companies on contracts, dismissals, reorganisations and management restructuring. Managing partner Marc Veuillot and specialist employment associate Ibrahim Douhmad recently assisted an embassy with employment contracts.

At DLA Piper, Mehdi Kettani handles employment disputes but the majority of the firm's work consists of advising international clients on local law. He assisted Attijari Invest with employment law aspects of its acquisition of a pharmaceutical company in Morocco. FHI360, Finance Active and Société Générale are also among his clients.

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP assists clients with the drafting of employment contracts, internal procedure, terminations and contentious matters. Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi recently acted for an international software developer in the restructuring of its local business, which included contract terminations.

Bennani & Associés LLP joins the ranking on the strength of its advisory and litigation work for international clients. It recently advised a petroleum company on local labour law issues and, for Dell, it handled disputes arising from the transfer of business assets to NTT Data. Mehdi Bennani and Abdellah Moustaid are the key contacts.

CWA Morocco works closely with international law firm Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP. Xavier de Jerphanion handles collective bargaining matters, while Mohamed Oulkhouir advises on HR matters and employment disputes. The firm recently handled employment issues for a global telecoms provider.

Fraikech Associés focuses predominantly on contentious employment matters, though it also handles advisory work. Qualified barrister Oussama Fraikech and experienced partner Abderrahmane Fraikech are the key contacts, and last year advised clothing company Lacoste on all of its local employment law matters.

LPA-CGR joins the ranking this year having been involved in contentious matters and labour negotiations for international companies. Versatile partner Lina Fassi Fihri acted for a global appliance manufacturer in a breach of contract case.

Garrigues Maroc Sarl acts for Spanish companies and other multinationals with business interests in Morocco. Jose Ignacio Garcia Muniozguren and associate Jaafar Laidi, who is known for matters involving collective dismissals and strikes, are the key practitioners.

Jean-François Levraud's corporate practice at Gide Cuatrecasas Casablanca handles executive compensation, incentives, employee relations, HR policies, privacy and immigration matters as part of its work for multinational corporations.

Amin Hajji at Hajji & Associés leads a strong litigation practice that frequently handles contentious employment matters. Among its multinational clients are British American Tobacco and Etihad Airways.

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