The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

CMS

RÉSIDENCE LE YACHT, 63 BOULEVARD DE LA CORNICHE, 20250 CASABLANCA, MOROCCO
Tel:
Work +212 522 22 86 86
Fax:
Fax +212 522 48 14 78
Email:
Web:
cms.law/fl
Aberdeen, Algiers, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, Beijing and 69 more

Morocco

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

CMS

The banking and finance practice at CMS, which is led by Moroccan business law and tax expert Marc Veuillot, frequently advises on regulatory and foreign exchange issues. Associate Matthieu Laval is recommended for investment projects. They both advised Euler Hermes and COFACE on local banking regulations.

[back to top]

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

CMS

Best known for its tax practice, CMS is also involved in large, cross-border M&A transactions. Its work frequently centres on the implementation of large industrial projects and joint ventures. Marc Veuillot and senior associates Matthieu Laval and Rachida Charifi acted for Gestamp Palencia in its joint venture agreement with Tuyauto.

[back to top]

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

CMS

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.

Next Generation Partners

Ibrahim Douhmad - CMS

[back to top]

Projects and public law
Projects and public law - ranked: tier 2

CMS

At CMS, managing partner Marc Veuillot frequently advises multinational clients on tax law, procurement law and project tenders. He recently assisted Gestamp Palencia with regulatory aspects of a joint venture in the automotive sector. In the same industry, he acted for Aptiv in matters concerning its plant in MeknÚs.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

CMS

Tax is the most prominent practice area for CMS in Morocco, with key partner Marc Veuillot advising on tax structuring, audits and settlements with the Moroccan Tax Administration. Senior associates Cédric Mahéo and Rachid Mejdoubi play key roles in the practice. The firm's clients include Boston Consulting Group and BYMARO.

Leading individuals
Next Generation Partners

[back to top]

Tourism and real estate
Tourism and real estate - ranked: tier 2

CMS

CMS primarily handles tax matters for international clients involved in real estate transactions. Marc Veuillot, senior associate Cédric Mahéo and associate Matthieu Laval are the main contacts. Veuillot advised Assoufid on legal and tax aspects of a new development in Morocco.

[back to top]


Further information on CMS

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about CMS in other jurisdictions.

United Arab Emirates

Offices in Dubai

Albania

Offices in Tirana

Angola

Austria

Offices in Vienna

Belgium

Offices in Brussels, Antwerp, and Brussels

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Offices in Sarajevo

Bulgaria

Offices in Sofia and Sofia

China

Offices in Beijing, Beijing, and Shanghai

Croatia

Offices in Zagreb

Czech Republic

Offices in Prague

Germany

Offices in Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin, Leipzig, Dusseldorf, Cologne, Munich, and Munich

Algeria

Offices in Algiers

Spain

Offices in Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Madrid, and Barcelona

France

Offices in Paris, Strasbourg, and Lyon

Hong Kong

Offices in Hong Kong and Hong Kong

Hungary

Offices in Budapest

Latin America: International firms

Italy

Offices in Rome and Milan

Lebanon

Offices in Beirut

London

Offices in London EC4N and London EC3A

Luxembourg

Offices in Luxembourg

Macedonia

Offices in Skopje

Morocco

Offices in Casablanca

Montenegro

Offices in Podgorica

Netherlands

Offices in Utrecht and Amsterdam

North West

Offices in Manchester

Oman

Offices in Muscat

Poland

Offices in Warsaw and Poznan

Portugal

Offices in Lisbon

Romania

Offices in Bucharest

Russia

Offices in Moscow

Scotland

Offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Aberdeen

South East

Offices in Reading

Singapore

Offices in Singapore, Singapore, and Singapore

Slovakia

Offices in Bratislava

Slovenia

Offices in Ljubljana

South West

Offices in Bristol

Switzerland

Offices in Zurich, Geneva, and Geneva

Turkey

Offices in Istanbul and Elmadağ/ƞiƟli

Ukraine

Offices in Kiev and Kiev

Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Sheffield S2 and Sheffield S2

Serbia

Offices in Belgrade

Legal Developments by:
CMS

  • Access to justice: protective costs orders in planning challenges

    Third parties and competing developers have no rights of appeal to the Secretary of State against planning decisions. Disappointed applicants can appeal to the Secretary of State and can have the merits of the application reconsidered. The only remedy available to a disappointed third party is a challenge by way of judicial review in the High Court on a point of law. The sense of frustration and disempowerment this creates has not been helped by the increasing complexity of the planning process and the use of consultation to legitimise decisions that many perceive may already have been taken.
    - CMS Group

Legal Developments worldwide

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • CommuniquĂ© on Equity Crowdfunding Is Officially Published

    By way of background, in January 2019, the Capital Markets Board (“ CMB ”) had issued an announcement on its website on the Draft CommuniquĂ© on Equity Crowdfunding [1] . The CMB has now officially published the CommuniquĂ© on Crowdfunding No. III-35/A (“ CommuniquĂ© ”), on October 3, 2019. The CommuniquĂ© entered into force as of October 3, 2019.
  • Beneficial Ownership Concept new interpretation from the Russian federal tax service

    The recent interpretative letter issued by the Russian Federal Tax Services (“FTS”) on 08th August 2019, has provided further guidance as to the application of the Beneficial Ownership Concept, further to the letter initially provided on the 12th of April 2018 which adopted a strict approach of the concept. 
  • Cyprus and Netherlands Double Tax Treaty Update

    Cyprus has concluded the negotiations for the avoidance of double taxation with the Netherlands. The double tax treaty was agreed at technocratic level in Hague. It is expected to be signed by the end of 2019 or early in 2020.
  • Vacancy - Senior Corporate Lawyer

    The Senior Corporate Lawyer, who will be reporting to Partners, will be working with both the firm’s legal team as well as the financial services team. The successful candidate will be requested to show initiative, take on certain responsibilities within the firm, work in a multinational environment and will immediately be given the opportunity to further advance their career within the law firm.
  • CJEU RULED ON THE APPLICATION OF THE BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP CONCEPT

    The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on February 26, 2019, in the “Danish Beneficial Ownership Cases”, can be perceived as a landmark on the interpretation of the Beneficial Ownership concept under the Interest and Royalties Directive (IRD) and the Parent-Subsidiary Directive (PSD).
  • Court of Justice rules on source of income for Derivative Residence applications

    On 2 October 2019, the Court of Justice delivered its judgment in Bajratari v Secretary of State for the Home Department (Directive 2004/38/EC) Case C-93/18 which concerns Chen applications and the source of funds for self-sufficiency. 
  • End of the ‘centre of life test’ in Surinder Singh cases?

    In the recent case of  ZA (Reg 9. EEA Regs; abuse of rights) Afghanistan   [2019] UKUT 281 (IAC ), the Upper Tribunal found that there is no basis in EU law for the centre of life test, as set out in Regulation 9(3)(a) of the Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016 (the “Regulations”). It further found that it is not to be applied when Judges assess  Surinder Singh  cases that appear before them.
  • ITALIAN RULES ON JOINT VENTURES IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AND CONCESSIONS

    Italian rules on jointventures concerning public procurement and concession contracts are set out inlight of the European legal framework provided for in Directive 2014/23/EU and 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council. The European rules aim to ensurethe best use of public money so that EU citizens benefit from strategicinvestments and services at fair prices. In this context, public procurementand concessions represent key instruments that need to be regulated and standardisedin order to ensure free movement of goods, freedom of establishment and freedomto provide services.
  • Terms of employment as a sole representative

    In this article we examine the working arrangements of sole representatives, looking at the terms and conditions of employment that the Home Office will expect a sole representative to have in order to qualify as a representative of an overseas business.  
  • Can Sole Representatives Be Shareholders?

    The Immigration Rules require that an applicant for a  sole representative visa  is not “a  majority shareholder in the overseas business”.