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Legal and tax support with the development of your infrastructure and large projects in Morocco 

Moroccan infrastructure: multiple opportunities  

Although Morocco now has ports, airports, railway, motorway and telecommunications networks up to international standards, the State continues to encourage the development of large-scale projects, supporting ambitious sectoral strategies. 

Whether it is in transport (particularly the development of road infrastructure), energy supply or social infrastructure (in the healthcare, justice, education and housing sectors), these large public projects attract financial institutions as well as Moroccan and foreign investors and private operators. They are invited to participate through calls for tender, in an environment favourable to this type of partnerships (Morocco benefits from 12 free zones spread around the country).  

From initial consultation to management of the contract, our firm of legal and tax advisors supports you at every stage of your project. 

Essential legal and tax support  

What are the most appropriate investment methods and structures for a given contract in view of your objectives and obligations? What tax advantages can you benefit from? How can you optimise your project and make the most of the opportunities offered, while complying with applicable rules?  

As specialists in setting up and implementing these public-private partnerships (PPP), our legal and tax advisors in Morocco have the capabilities to provide strategic answers to these crucial questions, which are decisive to the success of your project. We have a vast range of expertise and specialist fields in order to accompany you face a wide range of issues (design, construction works, financing, operations, maintenance, insurance, etc: 

  • Tendering procedures, 
  • Concessions and BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer), 
  • Design and build, operation and maintenance, interface contracts, 
  • Advice and support in the context of contractual negotiations, 
  • Credit documents and securities, 
  • Equity investments, investment banking and bonds, 
  • Investment agreements, consortium and project company agreements, 
  • Tax treaties (particularly in relation to permanent establishments),  
  • Advice and support on real-estate and urban planning issues, 
  • Advice and support on health and safety, 
  • Advice and support on subcontracting,   

A strategic and pragmatic approach 

Given the skills mix required for each transaction (corporate law, public law, tax law, procurement law, accounting law, labour law and issue concerning seconded staff, social security law and exchange regulations), the multi-disciplinary nature of our team represents a decisive advantage.  

This unique approach enables us to offer you much more than “simple” legal advice – instead we offer real strategic support throughout your project.  

Although our recommendations are strategic, they are also pragmatic and always tailored to practical realities. Alongside our technical expertise, our vast experience of these types of projects and our permanent relations with the Moroccan institutions guarantee an in-depth understanding of any situation.  

With these strengths, we work by your side as a true partner and are committed to achieving your goals. 

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