The Legal 500 2024 – UGGC Africa à nouveau classé dans 7 expertises !

Mars 2024 – UGGC Africa est fier d’être à nouveau classé parmi les meilleurs cabinets d’avocats en Afrique par le guide The Legal 500 2024, dans les 7 catégories ci-dessous détaillées :

Droit des sociétés et Fusions & Acquisitions :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : “UGGC Africa, working closely with the firm’s Paris office, operates actively across Morocco as well as across the continent. The team showcases exceptional proficiency in advising firms on transactions and general corporate matters. Ali Bougrine leads the practice. Bougrine is a specialist in corporate law, M&A, and private equity, who recently assisted clients in the sustainable finance and aerospace industries with everyday corporate affairs. Laurent Sablé earns recognition for his expertise in transnational work across Africa concerning the reorganisation and sale of subsidiaries.”
  • Témoignages clients :
    • “UGGC Africa is on top of aviation-related matters. They master the regulatory complexities and are always proactive. Smooth communication and a truly modern approach in their dealings.’
    • ‘Excellent leadership from Ali Bougrine. He always takes a proactive approach and is easily accessible when needed.’
    • ‘Sound knowledge of local regulations whilst also advising with international expertise, the team is also more than capable of meeting short deadlines.’
    • ‘Ali Bougrine is always available, comprehends the big picture of each case, and provides useful insights.’

Contentieux :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : “UGGC Africa leverages its pan-African network across Morocco, Cameroon, and the Ivory Coast, in addition to collaborating with the firm’s Paris office to assist its diverse client base. Practice head Ali Bougrine divides his time between Casablanca and Paris and has vast experience acting as both an arbitrator and clients across southern Africa. Laurent Sablé is another key player within the team, specialising in international arbitration. Jean-Jacques Uettwiller routinely works between Brussels, Paris, and Casablanca, and is recommended for his strong focus on asset management and arbitration.”

Banque, finance et marchés de capitaux :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : “UGGC Africa’s banking and finance team is a trusted partner to Moroccan and foreign credit establishments, alongside extensive involvement in project finance, restructurings, and securitisations. Ali Bougrine, the firm’s managing partner, specialises in banking and finance as well as corporate and M&A work. Bougrine recently led a joint venture matter between an aeronautical electrical systems manufacturer and Boeing, leveraging his cross-disciplinary experience to advise on both funding aspects regarding banks as well as corporate matters regarding the organisation of the board. Laurent Sablé is well versed in advising clients in high value transactions and conducting relevant negotiations with Moroccan authorities.”

Droit fiscal :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : UGGC Africa handles a wide range of tax matters both within Morocco and in Africa, particularly in Cameroon and Ivory Coast. The firm’s tax practice mainly serves to deal with tax issues which arise from the firm’s commercial, corporate, and M&A matters. However, the firm does also provide tax analysis and handle general everyday tax issues. Managing partner Ali Bougrine leads the practice and expertly leverages his expertise in M&A transactions and cross-border investments on related tax matters.”
  • Témoignage client : “Excellent leadership from Ali Bougrine. He always takes a proactive approach.’

Droit immobilier et tourisme :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : “UGGC Africa has an experienced team which advises on sensitive construction and real estate issues concerning disputes, debt recovering, and shareholder negotiations. Managing partner Ali Bougrine leads most of the significant matters for the firm. Besides tourism and real estate law, Bougrine is also specialized in local and cross-border transactions, which is highly applicable in the real estate and infrastructure sector. Other notable individuals include Laurent Sablé and Fabien Gagnerot.”

Droit social :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : “UGGC Africa, in collaboration with its Paris office, is well-known for handling employment issues arising from corporate matters. The group’s caseload primarily consists of terminations, and employment contract reviews and amendments. Ali Bougrine, who leads the practice and serves as the firm’s managing partner, is known for his significant corporate expertise, often assisting with the employment complexities of major M&A transactions. Rim Tazi is noted for her broad knowledge of employment issues involving secondments and joint ventures.”
  • Témoignages clients :
    • Useful knowledge on very specific areas, for instance, change office regulations and requirements.’
    • ‘Flexible and reactive team, able to cope with very short term deadlines.’

Droit public des affaires et projets :

  • Analyse de The Legal 500 : “UGGC Africa handles the public law elements of a wide range of projects. Ali Bougrine heads the practice and leverages his expertise in corporate and M&A in advising clients on joint ventures and other commercial issues. Laurent Sablé is another notable figure in the firm and provides support on several matters involving large energy infrastructure projects.”
  • Témoignages clients :
    • ‘UGGC Africa has specialist knowledge on change office regulations and practices.’
    • ‘Flexible and reactive team, able to cope with very short term deadlines.’

A propos d’UGGC Africa :

UGGC Africa est un cabinet de conseil juridique de premier plan, regroupant un réseau de 50 avocats répartis sur 3 bureaux africains situés au Maroc, au Cameroun et en Côte d’Ivoire. A travers ces trois bureaux, UGGC Africa couvre l’ensemble des domaines du droit et assiste des clients en Afrique du Nord, en Afrique subsaharienne, en Afrique de l’Ouest ainsi qu’en Afrique centrale. UGGC Africa regroupe des équipes pluridisciplinaires offrant à ses clients une combinaison unique d’expertises et de compétences. Le cabinet fait des besoins de ses clients et de l’excellence juridique une priorité absolue. Depuis plus de 20 ans, UGGC Africa accompagne ses clients dans le cadre de leurs projets en Afrique. Les différentes équipes couvrent l’ensemble des domaines du droit, avec une technicité répondant aux plus hauts standards de la profession. Grâce à ces implantations stratégiques, UGGC Africa garantit à ses clients une assistance juridique de premier rang dans une perspective globale.