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CASA MARINA BUSINESS CENTER, TOUR CRYSTAL 3, 2√ąME √ČTAGE, BOULEVARD DES ALMOHADES, CASABLANCA, 20000, MOROCCO
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Morocco

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper joins the ranking this year thanks to the growing activity of its Casablanca office. Led mainly from Paris by Fabrice Armand, the firm's local team includes associate Youssef Tork , who worked with Armand to advise Société Générale on banking, debt capital markets and financial services regulatory matters.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper is 'strongly committed to clients and its fast-growing, dynamic and young team has a positive entrepreneur-oriented attitude'. Christophe Bachelet (who has 'genuine enthusiasm for building strong relationships'), Mehdi Kettani and rising star associate Camilia Benani are the key contacts. US private equity fund Brookstone Partners is a notable client.

Leading individuals

Christophe Bachelet - DLA Piper

Next generation lawyers

Camilia Benani - DLA Piper

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper

Head of litigation Mehdi Kettani and 'very successful' international arbitration lead Saad El Mernissi are the key partners at DLA Piper, which climbs the ranking this year. Kettani represented retail sector landlord Al Amine Investissement Immobilier in debt collection matters. The firm is also on the panel of Société Générale for litigation matters.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

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.

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

DLA Piper

DLA Piper established its energy and infrastructure practice in Casablanca in 2017 and its leader, Saad El Mernissi, has become a leading light in the market. He advised the Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines and Sustainable Development with the reform of laws governing renewable energy projects. Agence Nationale des Ports is also a client.

Leading individuals

Saad El Mernissi - DLA Piper

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Tourism and real estate
Tourism and real estate - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper

DLA Piper has 'a dynamic young team that is very professional and always happy to help with any problem'. One client notes the 'high level of commitment and energy, and the quality of its international network'. The 'always positive' Christophe Bachelet acted for land developer Société d’Aménagement Zenata in a large retail park development.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.‚Ä©
    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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