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Morocco has a stable legal structure and growing media industry that has been characterised by accelerated digitalisation over the past year, driven by the pandemic.


The government announced a series of digital measures intended streamline administrative processes and introduce technological solutions. The country’s transformation strategy, Digital Morocco 2025, identifies digitisation as a core component of development.


As part of measures, public institution l’Agence de Développement du Digital was established. The agency is responsible for improving productivity and competitiveness of the national economy of a country that has a pioneering role in digital transformation in Africa.

In other developments, 2021 marked a period of significant diversification in radio. According to the High Authority for Audiovisual Communication, the year 2021 ended with a national private radio offering of between 11 and 20 FM services across over 80% of the national territory.


The High Authority for Audiovisual Communication assigned 491 frequencies to private radio services between 2007 and 2021, following its decision, 15 years ago, to liberalise the market by opening to investors and entrepreneurs.


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Independent firm Bennani & Associés is well regarded by peers for its transactional and litigation specialisations. The practice provides full-service support on sector-related cases involving advertising and unfair competition law. The team also had in-depth knowledge of copyright law.  


Co-managed by Jose Ignacio García Muniozguren, Spanish firm Garrigues has been present in Morocco for over a decade. The firm’s international focus on media, entertainment and sports equips the local practice with a global network of industry experts. Based in Casablanca, Jaafar Laidi is one of the firm’s key practitioners whose detailed knowledge of media law makes the firm a popular choice among clients. His extensive knowledge of legislation is an asset to the team, which works closely with the firm’s office in Tangier.   


Gide Loyrette Nouel is well established globally and locally. The team assists with a range of matters including audio-visual content, copyright law and print media. The TMT department provides multi-dimensional advice to entertainment and advertising.


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The media team at Clifford Chance predominately works on cross-border cases. The multinational team of lawyers works on multi-sector deals and cases within the TMT industry. Part of an international network, the team is backed by global resources and expertise.


Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy provides full-service advice to local and international clients. The team provides cross border advice to local and multinational clients and is notably active on complex transactional and corporate cases. The firm’s practitioners are recognised as experienced litigators.


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Copyright specialist Cabinet Aksiman is one of the country's leading firms for intellectual property matters. Lawyers advise on copyright protection, licensing and the acquisition of rights. Founded in 1982, the firm has an extensive experience advising on a broad range of matters that, contentious and non-contentious. The team also includes experienced litigators.

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TIER 1

Bennani & Associés

Garrigues

Gide Loyrette Nouel  


TIER 2

Clifford Chance

Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy

Norton Rose Fulbright

UGGC Avocats


TIER 3

Cabinet Aksiman

Mehdi Salmouni-Zerhouni

Saba & Co


TIER 4

Hassan Semlali

Sekkat Law Firm

Youssef Chehbi


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