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Baker & McKenzie Maroc

The firm

Baker McKenzie helps clients overcome the challenges of competing in the global economy. Its unique culture, developed over 60 years, inspires its people to: understand local markets and customs; navigate multiple jurisdictions; work together as trusted colleagues and friends; and instil confidence in its clients.

There is no doubt these are unsettling times for business. It is a time of relentless volatility and ambiguity, with the complexities of globalisation, economic and political uncertainty, disruptive new business models, cyber insecurity and multiplying layers of regulation. The firm’s clients want a new breed of lawyers who can look a decade or more ahead to help them navigate a constantly changing and challenging world. As well as technical legal skills this also requires a deep understanding of the industry and business of each client. And it means having lawyers who can anticipate what is coming next from a regulatory or industry perspective and are comfortable with business-level discussions.

Baker McKenzie more than meets these challenges. Its people share common values of integrity, personal responsibility and tenacity in an enthusiastic client-service culture. The firm is still guided by the entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders and works to forge close personal relationships among its professionals in order to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients rightfully expect.

The firm has a diverse and welcoming culture. Its lawyers – admitted to practice in nearly 250 jurisdictions – and other professionals are citizens of more than 70 countries. The firm speaks more than 80 languages, with English in common. It has offices in 77 locations, including in 36 of the world’s 40 largest economies.

Areas of practice

Baker McKenzie is best-known for providing global legal services to clients, with a particular focus on cross-border transactional work involving high-growth, emerging and frontier markets. The firm’s Morocco lawyers have worked on some of the country’s most significant corporate transactions and complex deals spanning North Africa, West Africa and the Middle East. Its recent experience includes advising Marsa Maroc in connection with the largest IPO of the past five years on the Casablanca Stock Exchange, and representing SNI, Morocco’s largest private holding company, on the merger of Lafarge Ciments and Holcim Maroc, resulting in the creation of LafargeHolcim Maroc, the largest and one of the most complex M&A transactions in Morocco in the past ten years.

As one of the country’s leading international law firms, Baker McKenzie supports multinationals, financial institutions and investors that use Morocco as the hub for their African operations and financing deals.

Ranked Tier 1 by IFLR 1000, the Casablanca office provides domestic and cross-border legal advice on corporate M&A, banking and finance, real estate, dispute resolution, energy, mining and infrastructure, competition, employment, ITC, and tax. Working closely with colleagues in Cairo, Johannesburg, London, New York, Paris and the rest of the world, the office helps clients to overcome legal challenges and achieve their business objectives.

  • Contact
  • Kamal Nasrollah (partner)
  • Number of lawyers: 6,000+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic

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