Mariam Touim

With a government that actively encourages inward investment, Morocco is of increasing interest to UK property investors and individuals interested in purchasing a second home there. BCP International Law Firm’s office in Tangier was opened in 2006. It is staffed by specialist local lawyers ideally placed to assist UK and international investors in the region and handles all aspects of residential and commercial property transactions in Morocco.

Clients in the UK have the benefit of access to our London office and receive regular updates on all aspects of transactions as they progress.

Unlike some other overseas locations popular with individuals and companies based in the United Kingdom, Morocco has a distinct legal regime and culture, so it pays to obtain expert legal advice.

Buying & Selling In Morocco:

Our property lawyers provide a comprehensive service and are committed to the highest levels of client care. Before advising you to proceed with a sale or purchase in Morocco, we carry out thorough research and investigation in relation to all planning, tax and land registry matters. We then provide clients with a full report of these investigations to enable them to make an informed decision.

Project Development:

During its long presence in Morocco, BCP International Law Firm has built a reputation for a proactive and practical approach. Our services include tailored consultancy to foreign investors on all property, real estate and overseas construction matters. This includes:

– Handling all negotiations for the acquisition of development sites;
– Preparation of contracts;
– Carrying out appropriate due diligence;
– Drafting of sales contracts;
– Advising on government leases;
– Updating legal land ownership;
– Specialist advice on Moroccan planning rules;
– Investment advice;
– Representing investors in disputes with construction companies;
– Litigation In Morocco.

BCP acts for Groups of Investors against Developers who have failed to complete property and construction projects or comply with Moroccan property and planning legislation. We are happy to provide a clear, no-obligation quotation for the cost of our services.

Firm Overview:

Individuals whose personal affairs involve the management of international assets such as property in Spain can face hurdles without the correct legal representation. For businesses, cultural differences and language barriers can sometimes jeopardise commercial contracts and other agreements.

Our service is streamlined, our advice coordinated and our track record impressive.

Established in 1998, BCP now works in several countries, including Spain, Portugal and Morocco. We act for a range of individuals, businesses and professional advisers There are many reasons why clients use BCP International Law Firm. They include:

We have an office and legal team based in central London with a head office in Spain.

Unlike most of our competitors, we are one firm — not an association or group of individual lawyers.

We regularly act for clients of firms of solicitors and other professionals throughout the UK who do not have the resources or expertise to deal with issues affecting their clients in other legal jurisdictions.

Our approach to client care mirrors the service professionals advisers who instruct us would otherwise provide to clients.

We never outsource work. All BCP lawyers — wherever they are located — work together so that clients receive a fully integrated service.

We understand your needs and requirements as most of our clients are UK-based individuals and companies.

We bridge the cultural and language divides which can cause confusion and uncertainty

We provide prompt attention to your matter and outstanding client care, keeping you fully informed at all times.

Contact Us:

To discuss how we can help you or your clients, contact us online or by phone on UK +44(0)207 936 9072 or Spain +34 952 862 227. We offer very competitive fixed fees and costs structures. All BCP lawyers – wherever they are located – work closely together to provide a fully integrated service.

Jay Chadwick

Jay Chadwick is a business lawyer with particular expertise in commercial real estate.

Jay’s expertise includes (i) leasing real property, including ground lease and sale-leaseback transactions, with significant experience representing tenants in commercial office lease negotiations, (ii) purchasing and selling real property, including office, multifamily, and industrial properties, (iii) developing real property, including drafting reciprocal easement agreements, (iv) negotiating credit facilities, including secured real estate loans, conduit loans, mezzanine loans, and loans secured by receivables, (v) negotiating workouts, forbearance agreements, and other amendments to existing business relationships, (vi) interpreting condominium statutes in connection with creating, purchasing, and administering commercial and residential condominiums, (vii) identifying and resolving title insurance issues, (viii) purchasing and selling general business assets, and (ix) forming businesses and drafting agreements among business owners.

Jay’s experience includes representing non-profit organizations on a pro bono basis, and teaching other lawyers how to resolve title insurance and due diligence issues in continuing legal education courses.

Clients include government contractors, developers, real estate investment trusts, secured lenders, loan servicers, commercial condominium associations, infrastructure construction companies, trade associations, sophisticated investors, and other business owners.


University of Virginia School of Law
1993 – 1996

William & Mary
1989 – 1993

Volunteer Experience & Causes:

Board Member
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia
July 2010 – June 2013 (3 years)Economic Empowerment

President, Board of Directors
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association
2003 – 2005 (2 years)Arts and Culture

Honors & Awards:

Benjamin R. Civiletti Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Venable LLP
June 2012

Law Firm:

The Chadwick Law Firm primarily represents clients in commercial real estate transactions. The firm’s clients include developers, government contractors, trade associations, investors, and other businesses. The firm’s practice includes all aspects of purchasing, selling, developing, financing, and leasing real property.