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Rachid Benzakour

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Benzakour Law Firm

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Benzakour Law Firm-.


Managing Partner- Head of Advising Department and litigation department. Provides assistance to foreign investors in Morocco: corporate law, contracts, real estate, aviation, maritime law, labour law... Represents clients before Moroccan Courts: recovery claims, seizures.


Joined the Firm in 2000, after several internships in different foreign law firms in Paris. Responsible for the consultancy department with a focus to assistance to foreign investment in Morocco. Head of the Litigation Department and representation of clients before Moroccan courts. Has advised recently a consortium led by ACWA Power International (ACWA Power), the Saudi Water and Power giant, in partnership with Aries Ingeniería y Sistemas, S.A. and TSK Electrónica y Electricidad, who have been selected as preferred bidder to develop the USD 1 Billion 160 MW Ouarzazate CSP Independent Power Project located approximately 200 KM south of Marrakesh. Is advising each year and for several years the Export and Import Bank of America (EXIMBank) in the financing and the delivery of different aircrafts to Royal Air Maroc. Author of certain publications: -Getting the Deal Through et Global Legal Group GLG: Merger Control, - The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Aviation Law 2013 Edition - Different publications in Litigation.


English, french, Spanish and Arabic.


Masters Degree in Business law Magistère DJCE, School of Law Montpellier, France (1998) Exchange Program University of Gainsville, Florida,USA (1999) Ranked First National Bar Exam- among 7000 candidates (2000).


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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

At Benzakour Law Firm, managing partner Rachid Benzakour assists foreign clients with their investments in Morocco. He advised KT&G and Philip Morris on legal matters in the tobacco industry, and provides ongoing support to Club Med in relation to its leisure sector interests. For Belgian company Orone, he handled the sale of shares.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Benzakour Law Firm focuses on foreign investment activities in Morocco and handles litigation and arbitration arising from those transactions. Rachid Benzakour is the key partner and he recently handled a litigation matter for tobacco giant Philip Morris. He also provided pre-litigation advice to Lebanese company Averda.

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Projects and public law

Within: Projects and public law

Rachid Benzakour leads the practice at Benzakour Law Firm and recently advised EBRD on its provision of finance to SDX Energy for gas and hydrocarbons projects. He also acted for a Chinese company in regulatory matters arising from its interest in clean energy company Acwa Power.

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