Firm Profile > LPA-CGR > Casablanca, Morocco

LPA-CGR
IMMEUBLE MADO – 10EME ÉTAGE
162 RUE MOLIERE
20 050
Morocco

Tourism and real estate Tier 1

LPA-CGR advises Moroccan and foreign companies, institutions and multilateral development banks on real estate matters, and is also a key adviser to public institutions on project development and regulatory matters. Lead partner Romain Berthon has more than eleven years of experience in real estate in Morocco and leads a practice with specialist associates who focus on real estate and tourism.

Key clients

Elsan

MAN Energy Solutions

Louvre Hôtels

Bouygues Immobilier

CBRE

Open Golf Club

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

LPA-CGR acts for numerous government bodies, state-owned entities and multilateral agencies and banks. It frequently handles the structuring of capital markets transactions for Moroccan banks, including the local subsidiaries of international banks, and plays a role in the drafting of new laws and regulations. Former practice head Alain Gauvin left the firm, so Lina Fassi Fihri and Romain Berthon now lead a practice that handles large financings, restructurings, capital markets transactions and financial regulation.

Key clients

World Bank

African Development Bank/AFRICA50

Fonds d’Equipement Communal

Groupe Procan Équipement INC,

Attijariwafa bank

Société Générale

Banque Centrale Populaire

Guidance Financial

Parnasse consulting

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

LPA-CGR has noted a surge in activity, often working closely on transnational matters with its team in Paris and the Middle East, on M&A deals and cross-border investments. Lina Fassi Fihri frequently acts for European and Chinese investors on projects in Africa. Clients include Louvre Hôtels Group, African Development Bank and Attijariwafa bank.

Testimonials

The firm has real deep knowledge of Moroccan real estate law and practice.

The firm provides easy access and effectiveness in dealing with local client representatives, which is quite difficult in Morocco. It has the capacity to convince local management to insert local legal constraints into their actions.

Key clients

Louvre Hôtels Group

African Development Bank and Africa50 (AfDB groupe)

Word Bank

Attijariwafa bank

Guidance Financial

Société Générale

Dispute resolution Tier 2

LPA-CGR's litigation practice has been increasingly busy handling cross-border cases. It acts for large domestic and international clients in litigation and arbitration. Lina Fassi Fihri is the principal litigation partner. Recent highlights include acting for a client in the energy sector in numerous commercial disputes.

Employment Tier 3

LPA-CGR frequently handles contentious matters and labour negotiations for international companies. Corporate partner Lina Fassi Fihri has a broad practice that includes advising on the transfer of employees, contract terminations and  expatriation.

The firm: LPA-CGR avocats, born in 2016 from the merger of Lefèvre Pelletier & associés (founded in 1983) and CGR Legal (founded in 2004) is a leading French law firm operating internationally.

LPA-CGR avocats can rely on over 230 lawyers and professionals and 14 offices located in key business centers (Algiers, Brussels, Casablanca, Douala, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Munich, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo, Yaounde) to advise our clients locally and abroad on strategic projects.

The office of Casablanca was opened in 2009 to assist local and international companies and institutions with the legal aspects of their activities. Lina Fassi Fihri and Romain Berthon are joined managing partner of the team which is now composed of 9 lawyers and 2 paralegals. Our multidisciplinary and multicultural Casablanca team can assist clients in Arabic, French and English.

They have a recognized legal expertise and a perfect understanding of Moroccan business law and culture. Our lawyers are specialized and well-known for their expertise especially in real estate, corporate/M&A and litigation and are perfectly conversant with the Moroccan business world.

Clients can also rely on our firm’s expertise in IP/IT (data protection), labour law and arbitration.

Areas of practice: Our team in Casablanca is mainly counseling Moroccan and foreign companies, institutions and multilateral development banks. Our lawyers work in close cooperation with our teams in Paris and also with our offices in West Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Romain Berthon is expert in real estate and corporate law.

In Morocco, our firm is leader in the real estate sector and is composed of a team which has been participating to most of the major real estate operations of the Kingdom, either for owners or for users and managers. We advise you at all steps of the real estate operation: real estate structuring for complex operations, due diligence of real estate assets and feasibility studies, registration of real estate assets, purchasing / selling of real estate assets, design, building operations. Among our clients, our team advises international and Moroccan clients in the healthcare, hospitality, real estate development and manufacturing sectors.

Lina Fassi Fihri is expert in corporate law, labor law and IP/IT. She is certified data protection officer (GDPR) since 2018. The team advises its customers in connection with acquisitions, investment operations and restructuring of existing group of companies (where the firm handles all of the stages: audit, legal structuring, contractual negotiation and implementation). The technical aspects of these cases may also raise unfair competition issues. Our team assists clients on all aspects of labor relations, both in the framework of complex strategic operations, expatriation pack and in the day-to-day management of companies. The firm has also developed expertise in the field of intellectual property litigation (patents, infringement, copyright, domain names, IT and telecoms, GDPR compliance).

The Business Litigation team assists clients of companies at all stages of litigation cases, from risk analysis to risk prevention, from the implementation of alternative dispute resolution methods to legal representation and the enforcement of decisions obtained.

Department Name Email Telephone
Real estate and construction Romain Berthon rberthon@lpalaw.com
Dispute Resolution Romain Berthon
Corporate Law - Mergers & acquisitions Romain Berthon
Corporate Law - Mergers & acquisitions Lina Fassi-Fihri lfassi@lpalaw.com
Commercial and distribution law Lina Fassi-Fihri
Intellectual property - Information and Communication technologies law- Data protection compliance Lina Fassi-Fihri
Labour law Lina Fassi-Fihri
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Lina Fassi Fihri  photo Ms Lina Fassi Fihri
At this address : 9
in this country : 9
worldwide : 230
English
French
Arabic
International Bar Association
Medef International
Association Marocaine des Investisseurs en Capital (AMIC)
Confédération Générale des Entreprises du Maroc
Fédérations de Secteurs Bancaire et Financier
Association Marocaine des Exportateurs (ASMEX)
- APEBI Moroccan Federation of Information Technology, Telecom and Offshoring (member of the board)
Head of Casablanca Office, Partner : Alain Gauvin
Partner : Lina Fassi-Fihri,
Partner : Romain Berthon