Firm Profile > Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP > Casablanca, Morocco

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP

Intellectual property Tier 1

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP handles brand protection and frequently assists multinationals with their efforts to combat counterfeiting and copyright infringement. For a leading global consumer goods company, Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi handled litigation against a producer of counterfeit goods.

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP handles banking and project finance matters, including syndicated loans, financial restructuring and regulatory compliance. It also advises investment funds, banks and corporates on capital markets offerings. Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi acted for International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation in a $103m financing to OCP.

Employment Tier 2

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP assists clients with the drafting of employment contracts, internal procedure, terminations and contentious matters. Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi recently acted for an international software developer in the restructuring of its local business, which included contract terminations.

Tourism and real estate Tier 2

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP is noted for its work on investments in the tourism sector. Partners Kamal Habachi and Salima Bakouchi advised shareholders of La Tour d’Éole on the construction of a new hotel in Dakhla, and assisted Al Omrane Group regarding the government's new policy for housing and urban development.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP climbs the ranking this year having handled significant M&A and corporate governance matters for a growing roster of local and foreign clients. Salima Bakouchi and Kamal Habachi recently acted for Attijari Invest in its MAD13m equity investment in Watec Distribution.

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Bakouchi & Habachi - HB Law Firm LLP has significant experience in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution. Managing partners Kamal Habachi and Salima Bakouchi acted for Samir subsidiary Transport des Stockages et Produits Petroliers in matters arising from the oil refinery's liquidation.

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and project finance
Capital markets and private equity
Intellectual property
Litigation and arbitration
Tourism and public law
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Salima Bakouchi photo Mr Salima Bakouchi
Mr Kamal Habachi  photo Mr Kamal Habachi
Number of lawyers : 13


TESTIMONIAL: Iren Moral Barbera:

CLIENT: Bluemango capital


CLIENT: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation
TESTIMONIAL: Ahmadou Kane:


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.