Foreign firms in Morocco
The Africa group at Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP is led by Boris Martor in Paris, who recently acted for a leading provider of equipment for the automotive industry on its engagement with a Moroccan manufacturing plant. The firm counts global car manufacturers and logistics companies among its clients.
Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
At Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Bertrand Montembault works between the Paris and Johannesburg offices to coordinate the work of the firm's Africa desk with Craig Tevendale in London and Stéphane Brabant in Paris. The firm advised Kasbah Resources on the development of the Achmmach tin project in Morocco.
The Paris office of King & Spalding LLP focuses on energy transactions in Morocco, particularly in power and oil and gas, and has a strong standing in LNG projects. Head of the North Africa practice Mehdi Haroun advised a global energy company on an ongoing joint venture. British American Tobacco is a key client.
The Africa practice at Linklaters Business Services, led by Andrew Jones, has a dedicated francophone African desk led by Bertrand Andriani and Paul Lignières in Paris. Andriani recently acted for a global bank in the financing of a large clean-coal power plant project, and assisted a consortium of lenders with the financing of the Jorf Lasfar IPP expansion.
Ashurst joins the ranking this year thanks to its Africa group's work for Moroccan national electricity authority ONEE in relation to the country's first gas-to-power programme; Paris-based Michel Lequien took the lead on that. David Wadham in London has experience in large solar projects in Morocco.