Marc Veuillot

Marc Veuillot is our exclusively recommended International Tax Law expert in Morocco on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Marc directly using the contact details listed above.

Marc is one of the three Partners of the African department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats and he is also the Managing Partner of CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc Conseil juridique et fiscal.

Marc has more than 20 years of professional experience with tax and legal consulting. During this period he has been advising almost exclusively multinational clients on French, Algerian and Moroccan international affairs.

He started his experience in Morocco with the international PwC network in 2007 and joined in 2011 CMS Francis Lefebvre to manage the Casablanca office.

Firm Overview:

The second largest economic power in Africa, with a strong internal market, Morocco has a population of 33,5 million inhabitants. The country offers a cultural openness, political stability and economic dynamism which attract many investors.

The legal and tax requirements of the country are no less complex and require a level of expertise that our firm has due to its significant experience, by virtue of which we meet the requirements of our clients who run successful businesses in a variety of sectors.

  • An adapted legal and fiscal environment which has been continually evolving for nearly 10 years (50 non-double taxation treaties in force, personal data protection laws, anti-money laundering laws, the creation of a Competition Council, market authorities with CDVM, etc.);
  • A beacon of the Maghreb area at the crossroads of Africa (the sub-Saharan zone: ECOWAS,CEMAC), the Gulf countries and Europe;
  • Special investment zones (near shoring parks – Casablanca Finance City) for service exporters (BPO, ITO) which provide, not just quality commercial real estate, but also cost advantages;
  • Tax free export Zones (EPZs) which are industrial in nature and target the carrier sector (automotive, aerospace) and have particularly attractive tax and regulatory regimes;
  • Internationally recognised State enterprises (OCP, CDG, ONEE, MASEN, ONCF, etc.) which are in demand, in terms of projects and services offered to foreign and domestic groups;
  • A significant level of infrastructure and services with international airports (Including the Mohamed V airport, the leader within the African continent in the terms of flight numbers.), three mobile phone companies, major European and U.S. banks and national banks with international standards, and excellent road infrastructures and a strong network of public transports, including the high speed train project.

In such an environment, with such rapid evolution, it is essential for investors to receive appropriate support adapted to the Moroccan context. It must be responsive enough to deal with more complex issues in terms of structuring projects, financing, costs controls in relation to taxation, secure their contracts and understand the foreign exchange regulations.

Advisory Excellence Welcomes Marc Veuillot and CMS Francis Lefebvre Maroc (streetinsider.com)

Michael W. Hardgrove

Michael Hardgrove is our exclusively recommended International Tax Law expert in Massachusetts on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Michael directly using the contact details listed above.

Michael has provided international tax consulting, legal entity structuring and intangible property transaction services to numerous public and private companies with operations throughout the world.

Michael’s practice focuses on optimising the potential benefits of international structures and business operations, including assessing international tax exposures, recommending efficient strategies, and executing the legal steps required to meet the primary objectives of minimising costs, lowering tax rates and improving cash flows.

His team of lawyers, economists and tax professionals consistently deliver on achieving international tax and structuring objectives. Whether driven by events such as equity transactions, business growth, new technology or product development.

Firm Overview:

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality and value to our clients.

We achieve this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help our clients succeed. We deliver consistent services across our platform of practices and sectors in all matters we undertake.

Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. They include more than half of the Fortune 250 and nearly half of the FTSE 350 or their subsidiaries. We also advise governments and public sector bodies.