Partner, Head of office
Alain Malek is a corporate lawyer based in Casablanca and Paris. He heads our North Africa practice and is Head of our Casablanca office. He focuses on mergers and acquisitions and has handled numerous cross-border transactions involving leading groups in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Alain has extensive experience advising on infrastructure and natural resources projects. He has also advised financial institutions on projects in Africa such as for acquisition and divestment or for mining-related needs and power plants. Alain has worked on M&A transactions, privatisations, concessions and invitations to tender for both private foreign groups and private national groups operating in Africa in a broad range of sectors including telecommunications, tourism and, real property.
Alain has been top-ranked by international legal directories such as Chambers Global and Legal 500 for Morocco and Africa-wide. “Sources commend his in-depth knowledge of the Moroccan market, and his pragmatic approach to transactions. Sources also recognise Alain as one of the leading experts for projects work in francophone Africa” (Chambers Global 2013).
Alain has a Maîtrise (master’s degree) in business law and corporate taxation from the University of Paris II Assas, and a DEA (post-graduate degree) from the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas. Alain is a member of the Paris Bar and is fluent in French, English and Arabic.
Eagerly awaited by existing and would-be investors, the reform of the main law governing investments in Algeria published in the Journal Officiel..
November 16, 2016
Mineral substances constitute state-owned property and are classified in the following eight categories:.
June 17, 2013
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised a consortium comprising Spanish company Abengoa SA and investment fund InfraMaroc SA (CDG Group), on the structuring, drafting and negotiation of contractual documentation relating to a seawater desalination plant in Morocco..
July 05, 2017
Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised Best Financière on the investment by Euromena in its subsidiary Retail Holding S.A., a privately held company based in Morocco. It is the majority owner and operator of Label’Vie, Morocco’s leading supermarket chain which is listed on the Casablanca Stock Exchange..
June 12, 2017