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DS Avocats and Hamzi Law Firm join together in Morocco

15 November 2021

DS Avocats is pleased to announce that Hamzi Law Firm (HLF), based in Casablanca, is joining the DS Group in order to strengthen its presence on the African continent and to broaden its reach in the Middle East. This alliance is an important step in the strategy of DS Avocats to accelerate its development on the African continent. The firm will now operate under the name DS HLF.

HLF is a leading Moroccan multidisciplinary law firm, founded in 1999, providing both advisory and litigation services. It is led by Zineb Hamzi, founding partner, and co-managed by Patrice Mouchon, member of the Paris Bar. The firm has two partners and eight multilingual associates fluent in French, Arabic, English and Spanish.

The team is known for its specialized expertise and assists a diversified clientele of investors and managers of SMEs and large international and Moroccan companies in their projects in Morocco, West Africa and the Middle East.

In particular, HLF has gained expertise in Business Law, Social Restructuring and International Mobility, PPP and Project Financing, Intellectual Property – IT – Data Protection and Litigation – Arbitration. HLF’s teams also have sector-specific offerings in the fields of Energy and Infrastructure, Tourism and Hospitality, Insurance and Transportation, as well as in Technology – Media – Telecommunications.

DS Avocats, already present on the African continent through its Dakar office, strengthens its offer with the expertise of HLF, which also provides access to the Middle East. Our clients can now benefit from an international network of 24 offices in 14 countries.

« The alliance between Hamzi Law Firm and DS Group undoubtedly contributes to the leadership of our firm internationally. It represents a step forward in our ambition to ensure that DS has a strong presence in the Maghreb as well as in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. It also allows us to offer our European, American and Asian clients a gateway to development that has no comparison on the African continent. »

Olivier Fages, chairman of DS Avocats

We are pleased to officially join the DS Group, with whom we have been working for many years. This alliance will allow us to pool our skills and our networks, in order to provide our clients with quality international support in order to effectively secure their legal operations. We are determined to make DS HLF in Casablanca a strong link in the network in Africa and the Middle East, for European, Asian and international clients. » 

Zineb Hamzi, Founding Partner of Hamzi Law Firm

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