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The firm: Benzakour Law firm (BLF) is a major Moroccan business law firm, with a long history in the country. It is a prominent and very reputable firm in Morocco. It is widely regarded as a top law firm acting in upstream and downstream sides. It offers a large and full portfolio in business law with a particular focus on assistance to foreign investment and litigation. The main areas of practice are corporate, shipping, aviation, real estate, labour, tax law, energy, competition law and litigation/collection debt, arbitration.

Rachid Benzakour is the head partner and manager of the firm. He continuously receives much praise for his in-depth knowledge and deep understanding of international clients’ needs. ‘He takes care of all our issues, responds quickly and knows the local laws very well’, noted one client. He was ranked first in the National Bar Exam (2000). He is a multilingual practioner, with a mixture of anglosaxon and french cultures.

Abdelaziz Benzakour is a statesman and revered figure in the country. He was appointed by the King as head of Morocco’s Mediator Institute in 2011. He is also a former chief of the Casablanca Bar, the Moroccan Association Bars and the African Union Bars. He is lauded as ‘one of the biggest figures of the Moroccan Bar, with lots of personality, charisma and a great reputation’.

The firm is very well versed in working on different projects in collaboration with several foreign law firms, such as Shearman & Sterling, King & Wood Malleson, Hogan Lovells, Jones Day, Cleary Gottlieb, DLA Piper, Gleiss Lutz, Ashurst, Simmons & Simmons, Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters, Clifford Chance, Willkie Farr & Gallagher, Dentons, Herbert Smith, Stibbe, Reed Smith, Latham & Watkins LLP, SJ Berwin, Eren Law Firm.

The firm has also worked on different projects for clients such as: Export and Import Bank of America, Royal Air Maroc, Alitalia, IATA, Philip Morris, Litasco, General Electric Healthcare, Club Med, Accor, Coca-Cola, Nokia-Siemens, Danone, Alstom, Ikea, New Look, Sumitomo, Columbia, Aeropurtos Argentina, Oetker, Acwa Power, Averda, Al Shafar General Contracting, Endesa, Sita, SNCF International, Simba Toys, Teleperformance Intermediation, Hermes, Technogym, PGS, Acticall, AAR Corp, Can-Pack, Isuzu, Henkel, Diebold, Adidas, KT&G Corporation, Gamesa Siemens and Ferragamo.

  • Contact

  • Rachid Benzakour (managing partner)

  • Number of lawyers: 8
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic
  • Member
  • Chambers & Partners
  • IFLR
  • World Bank
  • The World Justice Project
  • Martindale Lexis Nexis
  • International Commission of Jurists
  • ICL
  • The Legal 500

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