Firm Profile > Hajji & Associés > Casablanca, Morocco

Hajji & Associés

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 3

Hajji & Associés has a standout partner in Amin Hajji, who is regarded as a leading light in banking and finance matters. His track record includes work for EBRD on development financing. Project finance and capital markets are the firm's main areas of focus.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Hajji & Associés has a highly experienced partner in Amin Hajji, who frequently acts for foreign corporates in their investments in Morocco. The firm also has a strong track record in joint ventures and business restructuring.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

At Hajji & AssociésAmin Hajji is the key partner and he advises domestic and international companies on both litigation and arbitration. His recent work includes acting for Glencore in ongoing matters arising from the liquidation of the state-owned Samir oil refinery.

Employment Tier 3

Amin Hajji at Hajji & Associés leads a strong litigation practice that frequently handles contentious employment matters. Among its multinational clients are British American Tobacco and Etihad Airways.

Projects and public law Tier 3

Hajji & Associés has a long track record in project finance matters and Amin Hajji is highly regarded, particularly in relation to the development of renewable energy projects. ONEE is among its key clients.

The firm: Hajji & Associés is an independent Moroccan law firm which was developed in 1996 by Amin Hajji with a high-level of expertise in international business law.

Specifically, the activities of the firm cover areas of international finance, company restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, energy and infrastructure, market entry plans, information technology law, commercial litigation and international arbitration.

The firm has recently implemented modern management methods. It is composed of a team of lawyers having academic backgrounds, where some of the legal experts have doctoral studies in law with an in-depth knowledge of three languages, including English.

The total number of employees at the firm is currently 20, encompassing legal advisors, lawyers and law professors and is continuously expanding.

In addition, Hajji & Associés ensures strict compliance with ethical rules on professional secrecy and independence.

It is worth noting that the firm maintains a privileged professional relationship with international law firms who act as a legal advisors for clients who wish to invest in projects located in Morocco. As a result, and with the expertise and reputation of the law firm, Hajji & Associés acts as a bridge between the international law firms and its clients.

Historically, Hajji & Associés’ clientele has mainly been composed of foreign international investors – mainly multinational companies from Anglo-Saxon countries.

Moreover, Hajji & Associés has obtained the Gold Prize of ‘Best Law Firm in North Africa: Morocco’ in two consecutive years for 2015 and 2016. These prizes are granted by Leaders League and by the French magazine ‘Décideurs’.

Hajji & Associés has also been listed as the only independent law firm in the MENA Top Legal Advisers ranking included in the League Tables Analysis issued by IJGlobal for 2015.

Areas of practice: Hajji & Associés has been involved in some of the most important finance project deals in the energy and infrastructure sectors, including the financing of major maritime port projects such as TMSA in Tangiers, the Jorf Lasfar 5 and 6 power thermic plant financing and more recently, the 510 MW Ouarzazate CSP project as well as the acquisition and financing of a 120 MW wind farm.

Such projects also consist of assisting clients on a day-to-day basis especially with regards to the incorporation of various companies, including all the legal formalities arising from it, along with all the related corporate matters.

Another area that the firm thrives in is litigation and arbitration matters, where it is called upon to act before local courts as well as before national and international arbitration courts on behalf of its clients.

Moreover, another area of expertise that distinguishes Hajji & Associés from other law firms is aviation law, where it has continuously provided legal services to distinguished aviation companies.

Furthermore, Hajji & Associés is a leading law firm when it comes to personal data protection law, having assisted several companies in complying with the applicable laws.

In conclusion, the firm has participated in several legal events in the international arena promoting diverse areas of law, including renewable energies, data protection and arbitration.

Department Name Email Telephone
International finance
Project finance
Capital markets
Foreign investments
Dispute resolution/arbitration
Intellectual property
Data protection
Photo Name Position Profile
Dr Amin HAJJI  photo Dr Amin HAJJI
Number of lawyers : 11
Contact : Amin Hajji