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Dismissal for misconduct formality: between law and case law

by DLA Piper on

Under Moroccan labour law, case law plays a significant role in bridging the void left behind with regards to dismissal for misconduct. If the texts' interpretation by the magistrates has the merit of clarifying certain...more

Projects and Energy Weekly Snippets

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Public-private partnerships key for gas infrastructure development in SADC region - Speaking [Nepad Business Foundation (NBF) Africa infrastructure programme manager Peter Varndell] at the Africa Gas Forum, in...more

Africa Focus: Spring 2018: Green finance in Africa

by White & Case LLP on

Achieving sustainability objectives through innovative funding of climate-change projects. The first green bond was issued only ten years ago, but since then the market's depth and volume has increased exponentially. Green...more

Morocco publishes new procedures for Advance Pricing Agreements

by DLA Piper on

Morocco has published Ministerial Decree No 2.16.571 outlining the procedure for concluding advance pricing agreements (APAs) with the Moroccan tax authority....more

New procedure for foreigners' employment contracts

by DLA Piper on

The recruitment of foreign employees in Morocco is subject to special procedures in order to obtain a work permit (by way of authorization from the Ministry of Labour). Indeed, Article 516 of the Labor Code provides that:...more

Mining in Morocco: a legal snapshot

by DLA Piper on

While the mining industry already plays an important role in Morocco’s economy, representing 25 percent of its exports, the national development strategy set out some lofty goals which include tripling non-phosphate revenues...more

Supply Chain Disruption and Litigation Trends in North Africa's Oil and Gas Industry

by Hogan Lovells on

In this interview, Hogan Lovells partner Laurent Gouiffès discusses oil and gas supply chain disruption and litigation trends in North Africa, including Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, Morocco, and Egypt....more

Morocco – Gas to Power Project

by White & Case LLP on

In order to meet the growing demand for electricity and address certain issues arising from the significant expansion of renewable energy, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to diversify its generation mix by increasing the...more

Morocco back home; the Moroccan flag flies high in front of the African Union

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We continue our Africa Stand Up series with a short piece on what has to be the unsung giant impacting Sub-Saharan Africa. On 13 March 2017, the Moroccan flag was officially raised in a ceremony at the African Union (AU)...more

Green Finance Growth Set to Continue

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

The Vice-President of the European Investment Bank, Jonathan Taylor called for “a renewed effort from the world’s financial institutions to make the Paris Agreement a reality” at the COP 22 Conference, held last month in...more

Morocco's renewable energy ambitions

by White & Case LLP on

Deprived of hydrocarbon reserves on its soil, Morocco imports more than 90 per cent of its energy resources. The country has set itself ambitious renewable energy targets and aims to generate more than half of its electrical...more

Update on the regulation of the Moroccan electricity sector

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As host of the upcoming COP22, Morocco has been pursuing the liberalisation of its energy sector. On 4 May 2016, Morocco's House of Counsellors adopted the law No.48-15 (the "Law") in order to regulate the electricity sector...more

Seawater desalination projects in Morocco

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As part of its sustainable development strategy ahead of COP 22, Morocco has chosen seawater desalination as one of the solutions to deal with the shortage of water in certain regions. This technology, which requires a...more

Brazil, Chile and Morocco Join the Apostille Convention, Simplifying the Process for Legalization of Documents

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Brazil, Chile and Morocco recently joined “the Hague Convention of 5 of October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalization for Foreign Public Documents” (the “Apostille Convention”) and will accept documents that have...more

The principal legal effects of Brexit on commercial contracts in Morocco

by DLA Piper on

Financial analysts remain uncertain about the potential effects on the global economy of the United Kingdom’s anticipated exit from the European Union (Brexit). ...more

LNG In Morocco

by King & Spalding on

Morocco is currently implementing important changes to its energy mix, which may provide interesting opportunities in the LNG sector. This article presents a brief overview of the origin of the national development plan for...more

Reform of the law on renewable energy

by DLA Piper on

Although an inadequate and fragmented regulatory framework, caused by a lack of financing, has hindered the development of the renewable energy sector in Morocco for many years, the Kingdom now has one of the most ambitious...more

Real Estate Gazette - Issue 23: Special Issue: DLA Piper's 1st European Real Estate Summit

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We would like to welcome all our readers to this special issue of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Gazette, which presents material tied to the specialized topics under discussion at our first European Real Estate Summit, to be held...more

Overview of Real Estate in Morocco

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Morocco is an increasingly favoured target for international investors looking to diversify real estate investment opportunities. In 2014, the real estate sector represented 38.6% of foreign international investment compared...more

Africa Update - February #3

Leading the News - Burundi - On February 12th, the United Nations (U.N.) Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (CAR) (MINUSCA) announced its decision to repatriate three...more

Investment in Morocco and opportunities for companies in the Western Sahara

by Dentons on

Morocco's advance as a regional trade and finance hub - Morocco has made significant strides in its development objectives over the last decade. This progress has been anchored by a concerted strategy to economically and...more

The Sour Taste of Corruption: Part I

by K&L Gates LLP on

In July 2014 the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) confirmed that it had launched an investigation into allegations of bribery concerning a former employee of property surveyor Sweett Group. The former employee was based in the...more

Liberal Reforms in Morocco

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The wave of liberal reforms that has swept over the Kingdom of Morocco in recent years has intensified over the past few months, under the impetus of His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI. Recent reforms across nearly all lines...more

Investing in Morocco

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Over recent years, Kingdom of Morocco has created a legal and regulatory framework very attractive for foreign investors. In addition to its political stable environment, a recent series of tax treaties with numerous...more

Africa Update - October 2015 #2

by Mintz Levin - ML Strategies on

Leading the News - Libya: On October 8th, The Washington Post provided an update on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) activities in Sirte, Libya. Since taking hold of Sirte earlier this year, ISIL...more

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