Morocco has historic relations with European countries, which were strengthened by the signature of the Association Treaty with the European Union in 1996, and is the second largest economic power in Africa.
Morocco is a major power in the Mediterranean basin given its culturally open-minded outlook, political stability and dynamic economy. Many foreign investors have established solid commercial bases and production units in Morocco. They are attracted by its flight hub, technological progress and the quality of its workforce, combined with low production costs and investment incentives, consequently sustaining continued economic growth. Moreover, it is ideally located geographically for North-South and South-South trading.
Given these reasons, CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats decided in the 1950s to advise and assist foreign companies with interests in Morocco. The firm has a 100% subsidiary called CMS Francis Lefebvre Morocco. This office is run by a partner from CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats and is comprised of a team of around ten law and tax experts who speak French, English and Arabic and have graduated from French or Moroccan law schools. CMS Francis Lefebvre Morocco has developed real local expertise and is a credible representative with the authorities.