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Rachida Charifi

Conseil juridique senior - Head of corporate

CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil juridique et fiscal
Immeuble B – Résidence le Yacht
63 boulevard de la Corniche
Casablanca 20250
Morocco
Languages Arabic, French, English

Rachida CHARIFI Joined  CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil Juridique et Fiscal en 2007. She is now the head of the corporate law department.

She assists the clients in the implementation of investment projects and day to day, and also in the framework of exchanges with Moroccan authorities.

The clients are generally, international Groups that Rachida advises in the framework of their implantation in Morocco.

Her experience of twenty years in Corporate Law permits him to advise clients on different issues throughout companies’ life:

  • Handling corporate law aspects: providing legal advice, technical memorandums/ setting up new entities- merger, spin-off… :
  • Due diligence regarding the acquisition project by foreign companies of Moroccan companies;
  • Holding of the para-legal keeping of the companies (, annual approval, operations on capital, transfer of head offices shares assignments, shareholders agreements, debts assignments, shareholders loan agreements)
  • Intellectual property assistance (trademark and patent deposit).
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Publications

  • Droit des sociétés au Maroc : « Les avantages du recours au régime des scissions selon CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre », L’Usine Nouvelle Maroc, co-auteur avec Marc VEUILLOT (May 2015)
  • Droit des sociétés : « Statut renouvelé des sociétés anonymes, l’analyse des experts de CMS Francis Lefebvre », L’Usine Maroc, co-auteur avec Marc VEUILLOT (Janvier 2016)
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Education

  • 2011- Master 2 in Project Management (with distinction) from the University of the UAE - Lille (France)
  • 1998- Licence degree in Business Law (with distinction) from the University Hassan II - Casablanca
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Rachida CHARIFI Joined  CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil Juridique et Fiscal en 2007. She is now the head of the corporate law department.

She assists the clients in the implementation of investment projects and day to day, and also in the framework of exchanges with Moroccan authorities.

The clients are generally, international Groups that Rachida advises in the framework of their implantation in Morocco.

Her experience of twenty years in Corporate Law permits him to advise clients on different issues throughout companies’ life:

  • Handling corporate law aspects: providing legal advice, technical memorandums/ setting up new entities- merger, spin-off… :
  • Due diligence regarding the acquisition project by foreign companies of Moroccan companies;
  • Holding of the para-legal keeping of the companies (, annual approval, operations on capital, transfer of head offices shares assignments, shareholders agreements, debts assignments, shareholders loan agreements)
  • Intellectual property assistance (trademark and patent deposit).
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Publications

  • Droit des sociétés au Maroc : « Les avantages du recours au régime des scissions selon CMS Bureau Francis Lefebvre », L’Usine Nouvelle Maroc, co-auteur avec Marc VEUILLOT (May 2015)
  • Droit des sociétés : « Statut renouvelé des sociétés anonymes, l’analyse des experts de CMS Francis Lefebvre », L’Usine Maroc, co-auteur avec Marc VEUILLOT (Janvier 2016)
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Education

  • 2011- Master 2 in Project Management (with distinction) from the University of the UAE - Lille (France)
  • 1998- Licence degree in Business Law (with distinction) from the University Hassan II - Casablanca
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Expertise

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15/04/2020
Tem­por­ary meas­ures to reg­u­late the ne­ces­sary equip­ment in Mo­rocco
In ad­di­tion to its health emer­gency plan (see our art­icle "Mo­rocco: the leg­al frame­work for a state health emer­gency"), vari­ous meas­ures reg­u­lat­ing the man­u­fac­ture and move­ment of goods have been ad­op­ted...
14/04/2020
Cov­id-19 and meas­ures taken in fa­vour of the in­sured per­sons in Mo­rocco
In ad­di­tion to its health emer­gency plan (see our art­icle "Mo­rocco: the leg­al frame­work for a state health emer­gency"), sev­er­al meas­ures must make it pos­sible to deal with the crisis, by us­ing in­sur­ance.The...
10/04/2020
Cov­id-19: meas­ures for em­ploy­ees and em­ploy­ers in Mo­rocco
In ad­di­tion to its health emer­gency plan (see our art­icle "Mo­rocco: the leg­al frame­work for a state health emer­gency"), vari­ous meas­ures have been taken in fa­vor of em­ploy­ees, and to reg­u­late em­ploy­er-em­ploy­ee...
08/04/2020
Cov­id-19: meas­ures taken in fa­vour of com­pan­ies
In ad­di­tion to its health emer­gency plan (see our art­icle "Mo­rocco: the leg­al frame­work for a state health emer­gency"), vari­ous meas­ures have been taken to sup­port busi­nesses and help them over­come the...
08/04/2020
Cov­id-19: pre­vent­ive meas­ures ad­op­ted by the pub­lic ad­min­is­tra­tion in Mo­rocco
As a con­tinu­ation of the im­ple­ment­a­tion of its health emer­gency plan (see our art­icle "Mo­rocco: the leg­al frame­work for a state health emer­gency"), the Mo­roc­can Gov­ern­ment has sent ad­min­is­tra­tions a list...
07/04/2020
Mo­rocco : State health emer­gency
The King­dom of Mo­rocco has de­clared a state health emer­gency as from Fri­day, 20 March 2020 at 6 pm.Two texts have leg­ally im­ple­men­ted the state of emer­gency: De­cree-Law No. 2-20-292 of 23 March 2020 on...
18/07/2019
Tax­a­tion in Mo­rocco
To­wards great­er tax fair­ness? In Mo­rocco, less than 1% of com­pan­ies alone fin­ance 80% of the cor­por­ate tax. We also ob­serve that 73% of the in­come tax is borne by em­ploy­ees only.This situ­ation isn’t...