LPA-CGR > Casablanca, Morocco > Firm Profile

LPA-CGR
11, Rue 6 Octobre – ex-Convention
4ème et 5ème étage
20100 Casablanca – Maroc
Morocco

Morocco > Tourism and real estate Tier 1

LPA-CGR assists local and foreign companies, institutions and development banks on major projects, including many in the hotel and tourism sector. It recently supported real estate developer Yamed with the drafting of horizontal joint ownership by-laws for the luxury Terre Océane project. Corporate and real estate partner Romain Berthon leads a ‘supportive, complementary and agile’ practice that handles all aspects of real estate and construction law, and which is known for its understanding of local regulations.

Practice head(s):

Romain BERTHON

Testimonials

‘The LPA team is homogeneous, coherent and efficient. its strength lies in its ability to adapt, which brings it close to customer expectations.’

‘The LPA team is supportive, complementary and agile. I particularly know Romain Berthon who has demonstrated, every time I have consulted him, a confirmed competence and expertise and undeniable managerial and human qualities.’

Key clients

ELSAN

OPEN GOLF CLUB

YAMED

LEONI

Morocco > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

LPA-CGR is a leading independent French firm that has established a solid base in Casablanca since opening its office in 2009. Known for its in-depth knowledge of the local market, it frequently handles cross-border and domestic transactions for public institutions, foreign investors and multilateral development banks. Romain Berthon and Lina Fassi-Fihri, who recently acted for Leon, a global provider of products, solutions and services for energy and data management in the automotive sector, in the drafting of an innovative standard contract to be used as a global template, are the lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Romain Berthon; Lina Fassi-Fihri

Key clients

LEONI

ACOME MAROC

SAHAM MANAGEMENT COMPANY

FONDATION SAHAM

INGENICO

Morocco > Dispute resolution Tier 2

LPA-CGR is a leading independent French law firm that has built up a strong dispute resolution practice since opening its Casablanca office in 2009. Acting mainly for Moroccan and foreign companies, institutions and multilateral development banks, as well as public institutions, the team led by Lina Fassi-Fihri and Romain Berthon handles both litigation and arbitration, and works closely with specialists in the firm’s Paris office.

Morocco > Employment Tier 3

LPA-CGR is an independent French law firm with a substantial presence in Casablanca, where it has more than ten years’ local employment law experience. Its multilingual practice assists local and international clients in Arabic, French, English and German with all aspects of labour relations in complex strategic operations and the day-to-day management of companies. Lead partner Lina Fassi-Fihri is retained by many large corporates to handle complex negotiations with senior executives, health and safety audits and more.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

LEONI

INGENICO

The firm: LPA-CGR avocats, established 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 nine lawyers and two 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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Real estate and construction Romain Berthonrberthon@lpalaw.com
Dispute Resolution Romain Berthon
Corporate Law - Mergers & acquisitions Romain Berthon
Corporate Law - Mergers & acquisitions Lina Fassi-Fihrilfassi@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
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Lina Fassi Fihri  photo Lina Fassi Fihri Partner, co-leader of the Moroccan practice, specialized in Commercial law, Sport law,…
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French
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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