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COVID-19: employment contracts and continuing business
CWA Maghreb
  • Employment & Immigration
  • Morocco
  • 15 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic in Morocco and the measures taken to combat its spread have created a number of difficulties and uncertainties for companies and employees. This article considers the impact of COVID-19 on employment relationships, particularly with regard to employment contracts and issues that arise when a company continues business during the pandemic.

Government response to COVID-19's impact on employment
CWA Maghreb
  • Employment & Immigration
  • Morocco
  • 08 April 2020

The Ministry of Labour and Professional Insertion and the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy recently issued a joint communique regarding the impact of COVID-19 on employment relationships and labour law. This article examines the guidance and answers FAQs from employers and employees regarding how COVID-19 will affect them.

Continuing Harmonization of Tax Legislation
  • Corporate Tax
  • Morocco
  • 03 July 2009

The Finance Act 2009 continues the harmonization of Moroccan tax legislation and aims to centralize all tax legislation into a single document, the General Tax Code. Among other changes, the act provides for the mandatory online filing of tax returns and a new obligation to provide information at the request of the tax authorities.

Civil Aviation Industry Continues to Expand
  • Aviation
  • Morocco
  • 05 March 2008

In addition to the national regulations governing the aviation industry, as part of its growth strategy Morocco has ratified numerous international treaties and conventions in order to conform to international standards. The most recent and perhaps most notable is the EU-Morocco Open Sky Treaty, which should result in a significant increase in tourist activity.

Morocco: A Gateway for Foreign Investors
  • International Trade
  • Morocco
  • 07 September 2007

Morocco is becoming a gateway for foreign companies to enter Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Since the entry into force of the free trade agreement between Morocco and the United States, many US investors have shown their interest in trading with and investing in Morocco, while others have increased their investment and involvement in the country.

New Arbitration Law to Be Enacted
  • Arbitration & ADR
  • Morocco
  • 05 July 2007

Draft Law 08/05 amends Articles 306 to 327 of the Code on Civil Proceedings, introducing two innovations: international arbitration rules (new Articles 327(39) to 327(54)) and mediation (new Articles 327(55) to 327(69)). The draft law has been approved by the House of Counsellors and is to be examined by the House of Representatives. It is expected to be enacted in the next few months.

New Anti-money Laundering Law
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Morocco
  • 27 April 2007

The much-anticipated Anti-money Laundering Law, which had been in draft form since 2005, was adopted unanimously by the Chamber of Counsellors. The provisions of the law were inspired by international norms, as well as recommendations from international financial institutions.

Overview (February 2007)
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Morocco
  • 12 February 2007

Including: Background; Limited Liability Companies and Joint Stock Companies; Branch and Representative Offices.

Chassany Watrelot & Associés
Jean-Jacques Lecat
CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats
  • Neuilly Sur Seine
  • France
Mohamed Oulkhouir
Chassany Watrelot & Associés
  • Casablanca
  • Morocco