Zineb Idrissia Hamzi is a Doctor of Law, and a member of the Casablanca Bar since 1996. She is registered with the Moroccan Court of Cassation.
Mrs Hamzi is qualified to act before the Supreme Court of Cassation and to execute real estate acts.
Attorney Hamzi is recognised as a powerful and successful business lawyer who focuses on business law, project finance, IT&IP, social restructuring and international mobility.
In 1999, she founded HAMZI LAW FIRM, which became one of the leading independent Moroccan law firms in business law.
For more than 20 years, Zineb Hamzi has acquired a proven experience in accompanying investors, both national and international, and usually provides legal assistance as part of external growth and international development operations.
Thanks to the considerable development of public-private partnerships in Morocco over the last 10 years, Attorney Hamzi and her teams within HLF have been involved in setting up and financing the main large-scale projects initiated by the Kingdom of Morocco, both in the field of infrastructure (ports, bus stations, railways, urban development projects, hospitals...) and the tourism industry, as well as in that of renewable energies (solar and wind power plants), and mining exploration.
Zineb Hamzi and HLF teams are involved in all phases of the project: during the tax and contractual structuring of the projects, the negotiation and preparation of contracts, construction, financing and operationalisation:
• Project audit: legal and tax due diligence and risk analysis;
• Contractual structuring of Public-Private Partnerships;
• Project financing and refinancing;
• Structuring and negotiation of financing documentation (inter-creditor agreements, direct agreements) and securities (personal or collateral security).
On the Moroccan legal scene, one of the main assets of Zineb Idrissia Hamzi and HLF is to be able to intervene at a very high level, both in consulting and litigation, which very few local law firms or foreign legal advisers established in Morocco are able to do.
Her local network allows her to be deeply rooted in the realities of the country, which it masters, while HLF international partnerships with networks of business law firms present in the world, and which her law firm regularly represents in Morocco, have enabled her and her teams to have a perfect knowledge of best practices throughout the world and to apply, within HLF, the most demanding international standards of legal security.
Zineb Idrissia Hamzi, as well as all the HLF teams, are also fluent in three languages: English, French and Arabic, which enables them to assist their clients in the most complex and leading-edge cross-border transactions.
Attorney Hamzi is ranked as a leading business lawyer in Morocco by Chambers Global Guide and IFLR 1000. HAMZI LAW FIRM won the Golden Trophy and was awarded the “Best Law Firm in Morocco” during the 2017 Law Trophies, handed out in Paris, by Leaders League.