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Christophe Bachelet at DLA Piper leads a ‘flexible, competitive’ team that is ‘very familiar with business in Africa’. He advised CDG Group on its $65m healthcare centre development programme, and acted on several tourism and greenfield industrial projects.

Gide Cuatrecasas Casablanca is known for its ‘good value’ and its ‘solid industry sector understanding’; Jean-François Levraud and Loris Marghieri are ‘excellent sector specialists’. The firm advised Société Générale des Travaux du Maroc on the real estate aspects of a €200m development.

At Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy, Hicham Naciri has a strong track record in real estate, and advised sovereign investment fund Itmar Al Mawarid on numerous tourism sector developments in partnership with Qatari investors.

Alain Malek and Mathieu Dahan at Norton Rose Fulbright handle commercial real estate, retail and tourism developments. They advised Saudi group Abdul Latif Jameel on property management and leasing matters for the Anfa Place Resort.

Managing partner Mehdi Bennani at Bennani & Associés LLP advises multinational companies on development projects. He acted for Magneti Marelli on the real estate aspects of an automotive plant development in Tanger Automotive City.

CMS welcomed Matthieu Laval from Bennani & Associés LLP; he and managing partner Marc Veuillot advise clients such as Pestana Group, Sogea and Royal Palm on real estate transactions. Néna Lardy left to take up an in-house position.

At Dentons, Patrick Larrivé and Christophe Simonnet’s highlights included advising a consortium on the construction of the €300m BMCE Tower in Rabat, and acting for Valeo on a new plant in Tanger Automotive City.

Fraikech Associés ‘provides good service on construction and leasing contracts’. The team, which is headed by Oussama Fraikech, represented the developer of a new hotel as part of an international chain, and advised a UAE-based group on tourism developments in Marrakech.

Garrigues Maroc Sarl has a keen understanding of local law issues in the tourism sector. Jaafar Laidi and José Ignacio García Muniozguren act for a strong client base of Spanish investors on real estate transactions.

At Kettani Law Firm, corporate and finance partner Nadia Kettani acts for international hotel chains on new developments and hotel sales. She advised Marriott on its operations in Marrakech and Fez, and acted for Taameer on the sale of hotels.

Mohamed El Mernissi and Lamya El Mernissi at Mernissi - FIGES advised Yasmine Immobilier on the development of a new 400-unit residential complex in Casablanca, and advised Mega Mall on more than 100 commercial leases.

Omar Sayarh at Sayarh & Menjra Law Firm is highly regarded for his advice on construction projects. He acted for Sadiki Group in the construction of a hotel and in a management agreement with Hilton Group.

At UGGC & Associés, Ali Bougrine leads a team that handles corporate matters, real estate deals and project development for clients in the hospitality sector. Marriott International is a key client.

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