Bird & Bird signs association agreement affirming presence in Morocco

06 October 2011

Bird & Bird is delighted to announce that it has agreed an association with El Amari & Associés, a legal services provider in Casablanca.

El Amari is founded and managed by Mohieddine El Amari, a French-qualified lawyer who has a strong reputation in Morocco and internationally. Mohieddine has already worked on projects with teams from Bird & Bird in Paris and other offices  and we look forward to continuing and expanding this cooperation.

This association is driven by Bird & Bird’s commitment to enter markets which are significant to our client base. Morocco is an important hub for several of our key sectors, notably energy, aviation, automotive, food & beverage, financial services and information technology. Morocco’s recently enacted Data Protection Act also provides great opportunities for Bird & Bird’s internationally renowned group.

Frederique Dupuis-Toubol, Bird & Bird’s Head of France comments: “This agreement formalises our relationship with El Amari and strengthens our connections in the North and sub-Saharan Africa and Middle East region, which we have established with our recently opened office in Abu Dhabi. This region has great significance for our client base and we anticipate working together on an increasing number of projects.”