A&O to open first office in Africa with launch of new base in Casablanca

Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to open its first office on the African continent with the launch of a base in Morocco. The magic circle firm is recruiting two local partners from the Moroccan offices of French leader Gide Loyrette Nouel to staff the new Casablanca base, which will open in September, when corporate partner Yassir Ghorbal joins from Gide's local arm Naciri & Associes.

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