KLF advised its clients regarding high profile legal matters on an international level. Our latest and most important credentials demonstrate a wide scale of capabilities. Such credentials include, amongst others:
In 2017, KLF assisted Moneygram on the occasion of its establishment in Morocco and the validation of its contracts with some of its partners.
In 2018, KLF advised a French industrial group as part of a stake in a Moroccan company.
The litigation department has been expanded by the arrival of new lawyers’ associates to answer the growing demand in this field of expertise. New types of litigation have been entrusted to KLF. Discretion, ethics and professional secrecy do not allow disclosing the names of important clients who in 2018 have renewed or granted for the first time their trust to our Firm.
In the Arbitration field, Professor Azzedine Kettani is a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce since July 1, 2018. His main mission is the control of arbitral awards prepared by the arbitrators before they are returned but also the appointment or confirmation of arbitrators.
Regarding arbitration, Pr. Kettani is a member of the Panel of 10 international arbitrators at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) in Washington, appointed by the President of the World Bank in 2011 for a period of 6 years.
As such, he regularly fills the role of president or of member of arbitration tribunals and annulment committees.
He is also a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC).
Pr. Kettani has been co-opted member of the Users council of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (S.I.A.C).
His most recent appointments include:
CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS:
Professor Azzedine Kettani is representing his law firm “Kettani Law Firm” at various conferences and seminars on a national, as well as on an international level.
On October 23, 2018, the University Panthéon-Assas, Paris II, the Institute of Comparative Law of Paris and the Association Henri Capitant of the Friends of the French legal culture organized an important ceremony during which Mr. Azzedine Kettani, as Professor of law faculties and lawyer, received the tributes of the community of academics and jurists and on the occasion of which he was given the book "Mélanges" written in his honor by forty teachers and jurists of France , Italy, United States, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Morocco, Tunisia, on the initiative of a committee of professors headed by Professor Michel Grimaldi (Paris II), professor at the Institute of Comparative Law of Paris and member of the association Henri Capitant.
On April 1, 2018, the Hassan II University, Faculty of Legal Economic and Social Sciences of Casablanca celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of the teaching of Pr. Azzedine Kettani.
Every year, he invites professors and practitioners who, for two days, give courses in Business Law to students of the Faculty of Law of Casablanca.
A group of professors and practitioners who have worked with Professor Kettani for several years have, in the light of his exceptional career, developed a book of more than 750 pages in his tribute which was offered to him at a ceremony.
On the 26th and 27th November 2015, Kettani Law Firm represented by one of its associate, Me. Dieynaba Bocoum, Attorney-at-law at the Senegal Bar, provided a presentation entitled “ Réglementation des investissements étrangers et législation du travail au Sénégal” at the seminar organized by LERIA (Laboratoire des Etudes et de Recherches Interdisciplinaires sur l’Afrique) of the African Studies Intitute of University Mohamed V of Rabat regarding the topic: “Le cadre juridique des investissements étrangers en Afrique subsaharienne : cas de l’Afrique Centrale et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest”.
Pr. Kettani participated as general speaker at the conference of the European Court of Arbitration in Napoli, on 23 October 2015 regarding the topic “Une Lex Mercatoria Euro Mediterranea de l’Arbitrage”. His report was related to “Les usages sur la Rive Sud de la méditerranée au-delà de la loi applicable en matière d’arbitrage”.
On July 2, 2015, Pr. Azzedine Kettani animated a debate at the Commercial Chamber of Switzerland related to the topic “Contrefaçon: Enjeux et Défis pour l’Economie Marocaine”.
In June 2015, Pr. Kettani and Me. Nadia Kettani participated to a debate relating to the Moroccan legal system together with Austrian judges visiting Morocco.
Pr. Kettani participated in April 2015 at the Spanish days of the Association Henri Capitant.
On April 23, 2015, Me. Nadia Kettani, representing Kettani Law Firm, participated in Amsterdam to a seminar entitled “Africa Seminar” about Mergers & Acquisitions in Africa, organized by the premier Dutch Law Firm De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek.
Me. Nadia Kettani, representing Kettani Law Firm, participated on April 6, 2015, to a meeting at the US Embassy of Rabat together with a US Trade delegation regarding the topic of foreign investment in Morocco.
Professor Kettani hosted, as every year, the seminar “La Preuve” on behalf of the Chair of Continental Law of the law faculty of Casablanca on the 13th and 14th of January 2015 which was attended by a number of highly recognized French academic experts and practitioners.
On December 15, 2014, he participated at the seminar organized by the special committee of Pr. Gaudemet, commemorating the life and work achievements of Alain Plantey. The presentation was made by Pr. Gaudemet, an enthusiast of Morocco who, for many years, was also a lecturer at the law faculty of Rabat and a member of the Moral and Political Academy of France.
Upon the invitation of the “La Société de Législation comparée” he provided a presentation entitled “La sécurité juridique et la confiance légitime” at the French Council of State in Paris on 21 November 2014.
Professor Kettani was also a speaker at the Seminar of the European Court of Arbitration in Toulouse on 18 October 2014 where the title of his presentation was “La Justice Étatique et Arbitrage, Aspects Marocains”.
In 2014, Professor Kettani has established, and is currently presiding over, the National representation of the European Court of Arbitration in Morocco.
On the 22nd 23rd and 24th of April 2014, Kettani Law Firm participated at the Door knock in Washington, organized by the US Commercial Chamber (AmCham) covering the topic “Morocco the Gateway to 3 Continents: the U.S. Business experience and new investment opportunities”. The main purpose of this event has been to demonstrate the potential of investments and export in Morocco, facilitate networking between AmCham members and defend the interests of American companies.
Earlier that year, Kettani Law Firm participated at the Spanish Days (Barcelona & Madrid) of the Henri Capitant Fellowship of French Legal Culture which took place between 19 and 23 May 2014 and covered the topic of “l’immatériel”.
On the 27th and 28th of January 2014, the Chair of Continental Law, presided by Pr. Azzedine Kettani organized lectures at the Faculty of Law of Casablanca regarding the topic “Contrat” where Professeur Michel GRIMALDI and Denis MAZEAUD from the Faculty of Law Paris II respectively, presented on the topics of “L’imprévision” and “L’exécution en Nature et les Réformes du Code Civil”, Ms. Dominique SAVOURE, the President of the Versailles Notarial Chamber presented on “Consensualisme Et Formalisme en Droit des Contrats’’ and Mr. Mario CELAYA, attorney-at-law of Paris, has covered the topic of “La Résolution Unilatérale”.
On the 18th and 19th of December 2013, an event presided by Pr. Azzedine Kettani and organized in co-operation with Kettani Law Firm, celebrated the centenary of the Dahir on the Code of Obligations and contracts at the Casablanca Faculty of Law with the participation of a number of French and Moroccan authors, professors and practitioners.
On October 31st, 2013, Kettani Law Firm hosted the continuation of the activities of the Moroccan section of the Henri Capitant Fellowship of French Legal Culture, which was established years ago as the Moroccan Association of Henri Capitant Fellowship of French Legal Culture.
A new board has been elected and an action plan has been prepared.
On October 25, 2013, Professor Azzedine Kettani and Me. Nadia Kettani have provided an information session on the Moroccan legal and justice system for a delegation of more than 40 Austrian officials visiting Morocco.
On 24 and 25 October 2013, Professor Azzedine Kettani represented the Academic Council of the “Fondation pour le Droit Continental” on the 5th convention of Mediterranean lawyers.
On 9 and 10 September 2013, as member of the Academic Council of the “Fondation pour le Droit Continental”, Professor Kettani participated in Paris at the works of the advisory council during which important decisions were taken, including the partnership of the foundation for the centenary of the DOC.
Kettani Law Firm is also a regular contributor to various business law publications such as the World Bank’s annual report on national legislative environments (Doing Business in Morocco) and other specialist publications (Getting the Deal Through – Mergers and Acquisitions, Getting the Deal Through Arbitration), Attracting Business in Morocco.
The Firm is a member of the network First Law International, gathering more than 80 independent law firms of similar size, and of Nextlaw Global Referral Network LLC. The cooperation inside the network is taking place as part of common chart, aiming to insure to the clients the best quality service all over the word, in terms of technicality, deadline compliance and cross border projects coordination.