Eversheds and its Moroccan partner are re-launching the firm’s offices in Casablanca and Tangier as Eversheds CWA Morocco. The firms have been working together for three years. Eversheds and its Moroccan partner are relaunching the firm’s offices in Casablanca and Tangier as Eversheds CWA Morocco.
The firm is being run by former Eversheds associate Mohamed Oulkhouir. He will be the managing partner. There are seven fee-earners in Casablanca and another four in Tangier, according to the firm.
This new partnership is part of the firm’s Pan-African strategy and supports the firm’s African strategy announced in October 2013 of establishing offices in key markets.
Boris Martor, Head of Eversheds’ Africa practice, said: “As a Gateway to Northern Africa, Morocco is an important market for us. After signing a cooperation agreement 3 years ago with CWA Morocco, Eversheds is pleased to now rebrand the offices with Mohamed and his team who quickly established themselves as a preeminent team of lawyers handling complex matters in Morocco.”
The announcement comes on the heels of Eversheds saying earlier in March it would increase expansion on the African continent to another 10 more firms in Africa making its total coverage 31 countries, well over half of the countries in the continent.
With the new recruits to its Eversheds Africa Law Institute, the network has a total of 33 firms. After the current wave of expansion, Eversheds has new firms in Egypt, Ethiopia, Chad, Gabon and Zimbabwe.