Foreign firms in Morocco

Eversheds Sutherland (France) LLP

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 LLPBertrand 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.

King & Spalding LLP

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.

Linklaters LLP

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.

Simmons & Simmons

Yves Baratte leads the Paris projects team of Simmons & Simmons and is co-head of the firm’s Africa group. He advises international corporate clients on complex power, water, mining and infrastructure projects. He recently acted for a consortium of lenders in two major solar projects in Midelt.

White & Case LLP

The Paris office of White & Case LLP frequently advises on major energy and infrastructure projects in Morocco. Paule Biensan and François-Guilhem Vaissier acted for a consortium of Moroccan and European energy companies in projects under the country's integrated wind energy programme.

Ashurst

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.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Pervez Akhtar in Dubai is Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's managing partner for the MENA region. The firm counts Abraaj as a client and is frequently involved in oil and gas projects, including deep offshore exploration activities off the coast of Morocco.