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Garrigues officially inaugurates its Casablanca office

11/22/2006

Garrigues’ Casablanca office is now officially open. The Firm set up its Moroccan practice in January and has since advised on a range of investment projects involving Spanish enterprises in the North African country in diverse sectors of the economy, particularly in the industrial and real estate sectors. The office currently has a team of six, headed by José Ignacio García, a partner of the Firm.

Garrigues’ Casablanca office is now officially open. The Firm set up its Moroccan practice in January and has since advised on a range of investment projects involving Spanish enterprises in the North African country in diverse sectors of the economy, particularly in the industrial and real estate sectors. The office currently has a team of six, headed by José Ignacio García, a partner of the Firm.  

Among the more than one hundred people who attended the inauguration ceremony for the office, held at Rick’s Café in Casablanca, were representatives from the country’s leading institutions and  professionals from the legal and business communities. During his speech, Saad Kettani, Chairman of the Moroccan branch of the Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección, stressed that “previous misconceptions were the result of an ignorance which we are finally putting behind us today, as can be seen from the improved economic and commercial relations between Spain and Morocco. Garrigues’ presence in Casablanca is fine example of this.” 

The Firm’s Chairman, Antonio Garrigues, explained the goals Garrigues has set itself in Morocco: “We are here because we want to be a part of the changes taking place in the country.  We are motivated by a desire to play a creative role in the economic and social fabric wherever we may be. This past year since our arrival in Morocco has confirmed that the decision taken was the right one. We are taking a long-term view.”

Garrigues decided to set up in Casablanca as the city is Morocco’s industrial and financial capital, although the Firm also has its sights trained on Tangier, where it wishes to establish an active professional presence. Garrigues’ Moroccan venture forms part of the internationalization strategy of the Firm, which is currently positioning itself in other markets of enormous interest to Spanish businesses, such as China and Latin America.

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