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Specialist Guide to the
Global Leaders in Media Law Practice
Morocco had a vast increase in social media use over the past year, leading to 21.30 million users in January 2023, and a digital media market value of USD346 million in 2023, according to Statista
DataReportal shows increasing numbers of digital adoption in Morocco, with 31.59 million users during the past year and a rate of internet penetration that surpasses that country’s North African peers. Other industry developments over the past year include growth in the SVoD market, as well as TV, radio and multimedia segments.
In other developments, media freedom has been in focus over the past year following the country’s declining position in rankings by NGO Reporters Without Borders.
The NGO’s 2022 index ranks Morocco 135th out of 180 countries. Rankings show an overall global decline of freedom of expression.
The country’s monarch, King Mohammed VI, has, however, repeatedly advocated for the growth and development of the press sector given the significant role it plays in public awareness.
Independent firm Bennani & Associés is well regarded by peers for its transactional and litigation specialisations. The practice provides full-service support on sector-related cases involving advertising and unfair competition law. The team also had in-depth knowledge of copyright law.
Co-managed by Jose Ignacio García Muniozguren, Spanish firm Garrigues has been present in Morocco for over a decade. The firm’s international focus on media, entertainment and sports equips the local practice with a global network of industry experts. Based in Casablanca, Jaafar Laidi is one of the firm’s key practitioners whose detailed knowledge of media law makes the firm a popular choice among clients. His extensive knowledge of legislation is an asset to the team, which works closely with the firm’s office in Tangier.
Gide Loyrette Nouel is well established globally and locally. The team assists with a range of matters including audio-visual content, copyright law and print media. The TMT department provides multi-dimensional advice to entertainment and advertising.
The media team at Clifford Chance predominately works on cross-border cases. The multinational team of lawyers works on multi-sector deals and cases within the TMT industry. Part of an international network, the team is backed by global resources and expertise.
Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy provides full-service advice to local and international clients. The team provides cross border advice to local and multinational clients and is notably active on complex transactional and corporate cases. The firm’s practitioners are recognised as experienced litigators.
Copyright specialist Cabinet Aksiman is one of the country's leading firms for intellectual property matters. Lawyers advise on copyright protection, licensing and the acquisition of rights. Founded in 1982, the firm has an extensive experience advising on a broad range of matters that, contentious and non-contentious. The team also includes experienced litigators.
Bennani & Associés
Gide Loyrette Nouel
Naciri & Associés Allen & Overy
Norton Rose Fulbright
Saba & Co
Sekkat Law Firm
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