UGGC & Associés is honored to be ranked among the top law firms in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 – Morocco guide in the 4 categories listed below:
- Commercial, Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions law.
Analysis of Legal 500: « UGGC & Associés has a growing workload of M&A, PPP, private equity and competition law matters, and it also advises on commercial contracts. The firm’s Africa desk handles work across the MENA region and is highly active in francophone Africa. Ali Bougrine, Jean-Jacques Uettwiller, Laurent Sablé and Corinne Khayat are the most prominent practitioners in a large corporate practice that works between the Paris and Casablanca offices. »
- ‘Although based partly in Paris, the team travels and gives itself the means to know the environment and the evolution of legislation, and it attends events that allow it to be aware of developments in the law on competition and to better master the environment of Moroccan institutions and case law.’
- ‘Within the firm, Corinne Khayat demonstrates exemplary responsiveness on all types of subjects.’
- Dispute Resolution
Analysis of Legal 500: « UGGC & Associés‘ lead partners are Laurent Sablé and Ali Bougrine, who work closely with the firm’s Paris office to handle litigation and arbitration cases in Morocco, the MENA region and the Middle East. They also handle cases in jurisdictions covered by the OHADA Treaty. The team is best known for its involvement in international litigation cases, as well as ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings. The firm is currently representing Ciments du Maroc in an ongoing international arbitration. »
- Banking, Finance and Capital markets
Analysis of Legal 500: « The Casablanca office of UGGC & Associés predominantly focuses on corporate transactions, but it also acts on project finance transactions arising from the firm’s involvement in PPP projects. It also advises clients in the banking and finance sector on local regulatory matters. Ali Bougrine, Jean-Jacques Uettwiller and Laurent Sablé and are the main contacts, with Sablé taking the lead on corporate and project finance transactions both in Morocco and across north and west Africa. »
Analysis of Legal 500: « UGGC & Associés provides support to a number of overseas-based employers in relation to labour law matters concerning their operations in Morocco. Ali Bougrine, Jean-Jacques Uettwiller and Laurent Sablé, who split their time between Paris and Casablanca, are the key partners. Their recent work included assisting Sienna Investment Group, which owns the Ritz-Carlton Rabat and Tetouan Hotel, with employment matters arising from a hotel management contract. »
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