Firm Profile > BFR & Associés > Casablanca, Morocco

BFR & Associés

Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

'A leading firm in terms of quality and standards', BFR & Associés climbs the ranking thanks to its growing workload for major Moroccan clients and its frequent roles as local counsel for foreign law firms. Corporate partner Safia Fassi-Fihri, who advised EBRD on the restructuring of Minièrede Seksaoua, and Romain Rabillard are recommended.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

BFR & Associés is 'a new player in the market but is growing fast and is seen as one of the best independent law firms'. Managing partner Safia Fassi-Fihri, who is chair of the Legal Commission of the Confédération Générale des Entreprise du Maroc, and Romain Rabillard are the key contacts. The firm is exclusive adviser to Airbnb on its activities in Morocco.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

At BFR & Associés, lead litigation partner Yasmina Baddou spent ten years as a government minister and is 'very well respected, very sharp in disputes and has the respect of judges'. She recently acted for EBRD in matters arising from the restructuring of Compagnie Minière de Seksaoua.

The firm: BFR & Associés is an independent law firm, specialized in business law and established in Morocco founded by three highly trained and experienced lawyers who were educated and trained in top universities and law firms in Casablanca, Paris and London.

The multidisciplinary teams are now assisting clients in a wide range of legal services. Polyglot, coming from diversified and rich culture and experience, the partners and associates at BFR & Associés are major players in the Moroccan business law community, advising clients in all their operations, whether Moroccan or cross-border.

BFR & Associés assists clients with all legal aspects of their activity, whether they are private or public companies, governmental agencies or authorities, domestic or foreign, or individuals such as shareholders or managers.

BFR & Associés appears as a natural key representative of foreign investors having interests in Morocco, providing reliable advice, and an independent, suitable and tailor-made assistance meeting their specific needs in the local environment, in accordance with the best international standards. We regard a deep understanding of the local laws, culture and business practices as essential to successfully meeting our clients’ needs in Morocco.

In addition, BFR & Associés is a member of ALN, an integrated alliance of the best law firms in East and West Africa, enabling our Moroccan clients to benefit from an integrated multi-jurisdictional board.

Areas of practice: BFR & Associés provides its Moroccan and international clients with guidance and high support at national and international level in their legal, transactional or contentious issues, whether national or cross-border.

The legal advisory team of BFR & Associés, conducted by Safia Fassi-Fihri and Romain Frédéric Rabillard engages with its clients by providing advice and information, and by defending their interests over the long term.

The team is hence ready to meet your needs in Morocco and internationally in all major business law practice areas:

  • Mergers & acquisitions – Corporate law
  • Private equity
  • Financing and securitization
  • Structured and Project finance
  • Real estate and Real estate finance
  • Legal structuring – Investment funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Capital markets
  • Banking regulations – Exchange control
  • IP / IT
  • Commercial contracts
  • Employment law

Also, involved in notorious litigations since its creation, BFR & Associés, is proud of its high valued expertise in this field, in particular with business and labor law related litigations, conducted by Yasmina Baddou.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate / M&A Safia Fassi Fihri
Banking & Finance Romain Rabillard
Dispute Resolutions & Arbitration Safia Fassi Fihri
Dispute Resolutions & Arbitration Yasmina Baddou
Employment law Safia Fassi Fihri
Competition Law Safia Fassi Fihri