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Managing Partners:
Morocco – Mehdi M. Bennani ([email protected])
Algeria – Mourad Seghir ([email protected])
Tunisia – Lamia Harghem ([email protected])
Ivory Coast – Assemian Kouakou ([email protected])
Number of partners: 5
Number of lawyers: 45
Languages: Arabic, English, French

Firm Overview:
Founded in 2004, Bennani & Associes is a leading independent pan-African firm with offices in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Ivory Coast. If offers cutting-edge business law expertise to listed and unlisted companies as well as public entities. In each market, the firm has a particular expertise in representing foreign investors across a wide range of complex issues, including:
■ General Corporate Law
■ Mergers and Acquisitions
■ Joint Ventures and Partnerships
■ Corporate Restructuring
■ Competition/Antitrust and Other Regulatory Advice
■ Employment Law
■ Financing
■ Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

Industries Served:
The firm has extensive experience in representing a range of major industry sector, including (but not limited to):
■ Aerospace
■ Automotive
■ Chemicals
■ Consumer Electronics
■ Energy
■ Engineering & Construction
■ Financial Services
■ Food
■ Oil & Gas
■ Pharmaceuticals
■ Private Equity
■ Telecommunications
■ Transport

Recent Highlights:
■ Counsel to Fater Spa (a Procter & Gamble and Angelini Group joint venture) in the exit from Morocco via the sale of a 100% stake in Fater Morocco
■ Counsel to Vivo Energy Maroc on purchase of a 49% stake in Sopétrole and related compliance matters
■ Counsel to Siparex, a leading French private equity group operating in growth and venture capital, in connection with its acquisition of a majority stake in Sintex NP, a European leader in processing polymers
■ Counsel to global investment management firm Carlyle in a $404 million bankruptcy litigation procedure opened against the SAMIR refinery
■ Counsel to Daewoo Engineering & Construction in commercial litigation relating to the construction of power plants
■ Counsel to Opay in setting up a mobile payment project and multi-service commercial platform in Tunisia
■ Counsel to ArcelorMittal Construction France on the disposal of a 49% equity stake in a Tunisian joint venture
■ Counsel to French medical technology company Safe Orthopaedics in connection with acquisition of a majority stake in LCI Medical
■ Counsel to energy company Cairn on its more than €700 million bid for the acquisition of Edison E&P S.p.A
■ Counsel to Dragon Oil in relation to the execution of contractual commitments for the exploration phases of different blocks jointly operated with state-owned Sonatrach; other work involves providing guidance on regulatory issues with the oil and gas authority, ALNAFT
■ Counsel to Saudi Aramco Products Trading Company on purchase agreements for crude oil to be bought from state-owned Sonatrach
■ Counsel to KIA with all legal aspects of setting up a joint venture with an Algerian partner
■ Counsel to China Gezhouba Group International Engineering Co, Ltd, a Chinese state-owned enterprise, in a tender for a contract to build and upgrade primary roads in Ivory Coast

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Morocco

Corporate/Commercial
Band 3
Dispute Resolution
Band 2

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Morocco

Corporate/Commercial


Mehdi Bennani
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Head Office

Tour Océane 3-Bureau n°B5 lot A4-1er étage

Boulevard Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah

Marina 20 030 Casablanca

Casablanca

Grand Casablanca

Morocco

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