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Hotels & Leisure

Legal and tax support with the development of your hotel and tourist structures in Morocco 

A booming tourism market  

Morocco has many advantages to attract a steadily increasing number of tourists from new and emerging markets (China, the United States, Japan, Brazil and Russia). This growth is being encouraged and supported by the increase in the country’s hotel and airline capacity, the opening of new air connections and the constant improvement of infrastructure and services. As an operator in Moroccan tourism, you benefit from a favourable climate with numerous opportunities (particularly a very advantageous tax framework) as well as a number of geopolitical, social, managerial, financial and environmental challenges. With in-depth knowledge of your sector and your profession, our legal advisors work with you to help you overcome those challenges. 

Multiple areas of expertise available 

Whether you are a hotel operator, a holiday village or resort; a tourism company (e.g. tour operator, transport or vehicle rental company, restaurant); an investment fund or institutional investor; a real-estate investment company; a family group or a public organisation, you need to adapt to a complex and changing economic, legal and regulatory environment. Your operations are subject to public law, economic regulations, taxation, real-estate law, business law and employment law – all areas expertise which we can offer on a case-by-case basis to support you whatever your objectives, and in particular: 

  • Financing and tax optimisation of your projects, 
  • Preparation and optimisation of your outsourcing operations (sale and lease-back and sale and management-back), 
  • Negotiation and conclusion of your investment agreements with the Moroccan State, 
  • Negotiation of your contracts, particularly hotel contracts (leases, management mandates, franchises, lease-management), 
  • Definition of co-ownership regulations specific to tourist or hotel complexes (including organisation of general meetings of co-owners), 

Expert advice to achieve your ambitions 

As well as our sectoral knowledge and our significant experience in the field, our ability to put together multi-disciplinary teams able to address each of your issues from a broad perspective, represents a decisive advantage in achieving your goals.  

Each dedicated team is coordinated by a partner assigned to be your unique point of contact, guaranteeing the quality of the service delivered to you. 

Our legal advisers are aware of the implications of their recommendations and strive to support your ambitions to provide you with effective and constructive assistance at every single stage of your projects. They work in close collaboration with our lawyers in other countries to advise you in a dynamic and long-term perspective, both nationally and internationally. 

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