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Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP
6 RUE FARRABI
BD RACHIDI, RÈSIDENCE TOUBKAL, 2ÈME ÈTAGE – GAUTHIER
CASABLANCA
Morocco

Morocco > Intellectual property Tier 1

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP is widely acknowledged as a key player in corporate, financial and litigation matters, and its strong IP capability derives from its presence in these areas. The firm frequently assists international businesses with licensing and franchising agreements, regulatory compliance, IP protection and disputes. Salima Bakouchi, who is praised for her ‘efficient management of trademark matters', and Kamal Habachi are the lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Salima Bakouchi; Kamal Habachi

Testimonials

‘Good knowledge in trademark law.’

‘Salima Bakouchi – efficient management of trademark matters.’

Key clients

Emaar Group

Lesieur Cristal

Wafa Assurance

AXA Assurance

Coats Maroc

Marsa Maroc

Société Marocaine des Tabacs

British American Tobacco

Microsoft Maroc

Alpargatas ‘Havaianas’

NOVOMATIC AG

British American Tobacco

Amazone

Kleinberg & Lerner, LLP (Skechers)

Total Maroc

Atlas Nord Hydrocarubure ‘Cepsa’

Magideutz

Morocco > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP has significant experience in stock exchange law and capital markets issuance, as well as restructurings and cross-border finance transactions. Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi lead the practice, combining their expertise in finance, corporate transactions and litigation to handle high-value mandates for a growing roster of clients, among them International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation and Attijariwafa Bank.

Practice head(s):

Salima Bakouchi; Kamal Habachi

Key clients

Attijariwafa Bank

BMCE Bank

Umnia Bank

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

Attijari Invest

Attijari Finance Corp

Attijari Factoring

FINEA

3P Fund

CDG Capital

CDG Capital-Infra

Blue Mango

WAFASALAF

Flutterwave

WAFA Assurance

AtlantaSanad

AXA Assurance

AXA Partners

Abengoa

LISI Aerospace

MARSA Maroc

Compagnie General Immobilière

Emaar Morocco

Novares

Morocco > Employment Tier 2

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP frequently acts for local and foreign companies and international groups on all matters regarding corporate governance issues. As part of its work in setting up governance structures, as well as handling M&A transactions, public offerings and private takeovers, it advises on the contractual aspects of employment law. Lead partners Kamal Habachi and Salima Bakouchi count Attijariwafa Bank and Société Marocaine des Tabacs among their clients.

Practice head(s):

Key clients

ATTIJARIWAFA BANK

BMCE BANK

ATTIJARI FACTORING

WAFASALAF

WAFA ASSURANCE

ATLANTASANAD

AXA ASSURANCE

EMAAR GROUP

LESIEUR CRISTAL

Oncologie et Diagnostic du Maroc

LISI AEROSPACE

SAMSUNG

Lesieur Cristal

Coats Maroc

MARSA MAROC

Société Marocaine des Tabacs

British American Tobacco

Air Arabia

NOVARES

TOTAL MAROC

ATLAS NORD HYDROCARUBURE “CEPSA”

MAGIDEUTZ

MICROSOFT MAROC

Avia Group

Morocco > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP has significant expertise in commercial matters and stock exchange law, including IPOs, capital increases and decreases, which complements its experience in commercial disputes. It frequently acts for foreign and domestic companies in matters of corporate governance, M&A deals and private takeovers. Key partners Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi count Marsa Maroc and CDG Capital among their clients.

Practice head(s):

Salima Bakouchi; Kamal Habachi

Key clients

ATTIJARIWAFA BANK

BMCE BANK

UMNIA BANK

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

ATTIJARI INVEST

ATTIJARI FINANCE CORP

ATTIJARI FACTORING

FINEA

3P FUND

CDG Capital

CDG Capital-Infra

CGI

BLUE MANGO

WAFASALAF

FLUTTERWAVE

WAFA ASSURANCE

ATLANTASANAD

AXA ASSURANCE

AXA PARTNERS

ABENGOA

LISI AEROSPACE

Lesieur Cristal

MARSA MAROC

Société Marocaine des Tabacs

EMAAR MOROCCO

NOVARES

TOTAL MAROC

GIZ

ZIZ MAROC

Morocco > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP frequently represents clients in court and administrative proceedings concerning matters such as shareholder agreements, and the criminal or civil responsibility of directors. It has ‘a team with extensive legal expertise, able to adapt to customer issues to provide the most appropriate response‘. Lead partners Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi assisted Société Marocaine des Tabac and its distributor Pipe House with a dispute against Cuban cigar company Habanos.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘A team with extensive legal expertise, able to adapt to customer issues to provide the most appropriate response.’

‘Qualities appreciated: mastery of legal texts, availability, very good understanding of the challenges and expectations of the client.’

‘Excels at handling challenging matters. HB LAW FIRM has an extremely commercial approach and is always working toward making sure our interests are best protected. The team is hardworking and proactive with a capacity to lead on complex matters.’

‘Salima Bakouchi is excellent in dealing with litigation and negotiation, she is an honest and transparent lawyer, very supportive and responsive, she has a great industry knowledge. I will always recommend their legal services.’

Key clients

ATTIJARIWAFA BANK

BMCE BANK

UMNIA BANK

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation

ATTIJARI INVEST

ATTIJARI FINANCE CORP

ATTIJARI FACTORING

FINEA

3P FUND

CDG Capital

CDG Capital-Infra

CGI

BLUE MANGO

WAFASALAF

FLUTTERWAVE

WAFA ASSURANCE

ATLANTASANAD

AXA ASSURANCE

AXA PARTNERS

ABENGOA

LISI AEROSPACE

Lesieur Cristal

MARSA MAROC

Société Marocaine des Tabacs

EMAAR MOROCCO

NOVARES

TOTAL MAROC

GIZ

ZIZ MAROC

MICROSOFT CORPORATION

Morocco > Tourism and real estate Tier 3

Bakouchi & Habachi – HB Law Firm LLP

The firm: HB Law Firm LLP is a leading independent law firm founded by Mrs Salima with a long-standing reputation for delivering a high-quality service and adding value for clients. In addition to the firm’s expertise in a wide range of legal disciplines, the firm focuses on four global sectors: financial services and infrastructure; energy and natural resources; advanced manufacturing; and technology services.

The firm has over ten years of experience, having had an established presence in the region and represents a variety of clients including government entities, locally owned companies and international corporations. The team is fully conversant in all aspects of local and regional compliance and regulation, employment, finance and day-to-day advisory services. It includes several native-speaking lawyers, including Arabic, French and English. Furthermore, the firm has an established network of regional law firms.

Areas of practice
Corporate, finance and investment funds: loan finance; debt capital markets; acquisition finance; restructuring; local debt finance transactions; structured finance; share and all assets; security; insolvency; manager and administrator transfers of control; regulatory consents and fund investments; advice on regulatory issues including sanctions, FATCA and equity capital markets.

Mergers and acquisitions: joint ventures and shareholder arrangements; reorganisations and disposals; corporate restructuring; stock exchange listings; sale and purchase documentation; regulatory advice; intellectual property; trade marks.

Litigation, insolvency and restructuring: fraud and asset tracing; company advice; claims against directors; shareholder disputes; trust litigation; distressed funds; banking and contractual disputes; insurance; warranty claims; property and employment disputes; professional negligence claims; administrative law and judicial review; IP disputes; debt and equity rescheduling and refinancing; distressed mergers and acquisitions; distressed funds advice; formal insolvency proceedings and office holders’ conduct, powers and regulation; debt recovery.

Regulatory: anti-money laundering compliance; terrorist financing compliance; financial services regulation; sanctions; tax and tax information exchange; FATCA; insurance and reinsurance regulation.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate/M&A
Banking and project finance
Capital markets and private equity
Intellectual property
Employment
Insolvency
Litigation and arbitration
Tourism and public law
Number of lawyers : 13
Arabic
English
French
Spanish
DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Kamal Habachikamal@hblaw.ma0522473702
Arabic
French
English

CLIENT: ATTIJARI INVEST
TESTIMONIAL: Nabil HAYAT: h.nabil@entreprisespartners.ma


CLIENT: ABENGOA
TESTIMONIAL: Iren Moral Barbera: irene.moral@abengoa.com


CLIENT: Bluemango capital
TESTIMONIAL: m.elmandjra@bluemangocapital.com


CLIENT: EMAAR GROUP
TESTIMONIAL: TESTIMONIAL: Rahal LAGHROUDI: RLaghroudi@emaar.ae


CLIENT: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
TESTIMONIAL: Ahmadou Kane: AHKane@isdb.org


CLIENT: MAROC NUMERIC FUND
TESTIMONIAL: Fouad CHAGUER: f.chaguer@attijariwafa.com



Values:
Our success is rooted in our core values. These values define what we stand for as a law firm and as individuals.

Therefore, in pursuing our daily work on behalf of our clients, HB Law’s attorneys and staff are guided by certain core principles that have become ingrained in the culture of the firm:

Integrity: we set the highest goals of honesty and ethics in order to honor our commitments.

Client focus: in order to completely comprehend our clients’ requirements, challenges and goals and to make best use of the value of our services including safeguarding the security and confidentiality of their information.
Intellectual Rigor: we’re meticulous in our attention to detail, in order to extract a greater meaning from information submitted to us and support objective evaluation, decision making and innovation.

Collaboration:  in order to seek and share diverse perspectives and to function as a team with our colleagues, clients and third party providers.

Rigor, commitment, openness and entrepreneurship characterize the values ??of our firm.

Diversity/ Community:

Our firm works constantly on its human dimension in order to privilege proximity with our Moroccan or even international customers.

The complementarity of the activity of our firm, consisting of advice and litigation lawyers, and the diversity of our areas of intervention, allow us to assist advice and defend our clients in the context of negotiations and accompaniment, but also before the different courts of the kingdom.

To this end, our team benefits from constant training and upgrades and we are always on the lookout for international standards requirements.

Also, and to respond effectively to the needs of our clients, our firm maintains privileged professional relations with administrations, social partners and some international law firms.

We are, therefore, extremely demanding regarding the quality of our advice since our wish is to provide our clients with our field expertise, our passion for law and our creativity.

HB Law Firm is an independent firm, which does not prevent us from setting up a real network with foreign firms and partnerships with other Maghreb law firms, always at the service of our customers.

The firm has a vision of international openness in order to build a multidisciplinary and multicultural expertise to provide the most appropriate response to customer issues and develop our network internationally.

We have three watchwords: rigor, commitment and entrepreneurship.