Rising Stars

Tax in Morocco

Baker & McKenzie Maroc

Baker & McKenzie Maroc is best known for advising on complex corporate deals and disputes in Morocco, and across the West African and MENA regions. The tax practice, led by managing partner Kamal Nasrollah, has developed to support the firm’s domestic and cross border deals, drawing a strong client list including Apple, JP Morgan, and Bytedance. The firm works on a variety of tax matters which arises from its corporate and M&A deals, such as acquisitions and joint ventures. Besides Nasrollah, Keltoum Boudribila is an important figure to note.

Practice head(s):

Kamal Nasrollah

Other key lawyers:

Keltoum Boudribila

Key clients





JP Morgan











AJA Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Atos, a French IT group, listed on the Paris stock exchange, to assist them with its spin-off in two different entities, in the 78 countries where the group has a corporate presence.
  • Advising ONHYM in connection with various issues regarding their activities, including petroleum agreements, tax matters, and corporate governance.
  • Gave advice to Amazon on financial regulatory issues in Morocco in connection with the expansion of their activities in Morocco, particularly in regard to the tax treatment of their employee profit-sharing scheme.

CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil Juridique et Fiscal

CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil Juridique et Fiscal, as a member of the CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil Juridique et Fiscal Africa Practice, has the necessary framework and connections to advise clients which focus on Pan-African development. Due to the firm’s strong construction and real estate focus, the firm provides particularly knowledgeable tax advice regarding these areas. The practice is led by Rachid Mejdoubi, who advises on a variety of tax matters, including tax audits, tax litigation and non-contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Rachid Mejdoubi


‘One of the best team dedicated to Morrocan tax with more than 25 years of practice. It’s always with great confidence that I turn to them for all my tax questions, for which I always receive a precise and rapid response.’

‘The CMS team is available and responsive. Very well knowledge of the market.’

‘Rachid Mejdoubi is a unique tax lawyer. His extensive expertise enables him to answer all questions relating to Moroccan and international law, whether in a transactional context or for consultation on specific points of law. His greatest quality is his ability to teach his clients and colleagues, and his immediate analysis of any regulatory developments or changes. ’

Key clients

Cma cgm

Lear Corporation


Compagnie Fruitiere



Compagnie française de Cablage (CFCA)


CFAO Motors

La Sultana Hotels





Work highlights

  • Successfully advised the leader of shipping logistics: CMA CGM in tax audit assistance in Morocco.
  • Assisted ACCOR in the tax aspects of the sale of its shares of Moroccan company RISMA which is a leader in tourism area in Morocco this company oversees Ibis hotels, Sofitel, and Novotel.
  • Gave tax assistance to EGIS group, one of the most important Group in civil engineering and construction in Africa, in the framework of an implementation of an entity in Morocco – the Casablanca finance city zone.

Gide Loyrette Nouel

Gide Loyrette Nouel provides tax advice to both local and international clients. The firm’s services include assistance for tax audits with the Moroccan tax authorities, drafting tax rulings, and assisting with operational tax issues. The firm also regularly assist in capital market transactions for local and foreign issuers with shares listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange. Simon Auquier heads the practice. Auquier is well experienced in assisting international clients with their property programs, liquidation procedures, and regulatory matters in Morocco. Julien Nouchi is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Simon Auquier

Other key lawyers:

Chloé Joachim-de Larivière; Julien Nouchi

Key clients

Amanresorts Limited



Emotion Inversiones SL

Pestana Hotel Group

Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd

SSC Tangier

Terratest Maroc

Work highlights

  • Advised Danone on the implementation of their international share employee plan in Morocco.
  • Advised SSC Tanger in various tax matters, including a tax audit.
  • Advised Pestana Hotel Group in the tax and foreign exchange related aspects of the Pestana CR7 Hotel in Marrakech.

UGGC Africa

UGGC Africa handles a wide range of tax matters both within Morocco and in Africa, particularly in Cameroon and Ivory Coast. The firm’s tax practice mainly serves to deal with tax issues which arise from the firm’s commercial, corporate, and M&A matters. However, the firm does also provide tax analysis and handle general everyday tax issues. Managing partner Ali Bougrine leads the practice and expertly leverages his expertise in M&A transactions and cross-border investments on related tax matters.

Practice head(s):

Ali Bougrine


‘Excellent leadership from Ali Bougrine. He always takes a proactive approach.’


Key clients

Systra Group

Leoni Wiring Systems


Matis Aerospace (a joint company of Boeing and Safran)


Work highlights