Mahdi Yamnahaddou
Casablanca Office
Attorney admitted before the Casablanca Bar since 2017
Office : Casablanca


Mahdi Yamnahaddou is recognized by clients and international legal directories for his high level of technical expertise, work ethic and client focus. Mahdi is particularly at home in mergers & acquisitions, corporate law, real estate law, labor law and distressed company law, both in transactional and contentious matters.

Mahdi has assisted several multinational companies in Morocco with their investment projects, complex commercial arbitrations and disputes before commercial and labor courts.

Mahdi is appreciated by clients for his technical skills and his multidisciplinary knowledge of Moroccan legal and regulatory frameworks.

Recent interventions

Bel Group 

Counsel to the Bel Group in the sale of 100% of its stake in its two Moroccan subsidiaries, SAFILAIT and Ferme Tarmast, market leaders in dairy products and derivatives, to the Polmlek Group, Poland's leading industrial dairy player.

Mahdi Yamnahaddou also assisted Groupe Bel with the restructuring operations and capital increases of the two subsidiaries that preceded the sale of shares to Polmlek.

Koch Industries

Advising Koch Ag & Energy Solutions (KAES) on its entry into the capital of a 50/50 JV with OCP, world leader in the phosphates and fertilizers market, through a share acquisition. The joint venture (JFC III) owns and operates an integrated phosphate fertilizer production facility at the Jorf Lasfar industrial complex, the world's largest phosphate fertilizer production platform.

Itissalat Al-Maghrib

Counsel to Itissalat Al-Maghrib in a telecommunications and competition law dispute against another telephone operator (WANA). The amounts involved exceed 600 million euros.

This litigation required in-depth knowledge of telecommunications regulations, and more specifically of the sector's competition law aspects.

Motion Picture association

On several cases involving the fight against piracy of intellectual property rights by global film and television production studios.


Mahdi Yamnahaddou is listed in Legal500 EMEA :

B&A have a multidisciplinary team with a professional mindset.

B&A's lawyers respond to a standard of professionalism far superior to what we have seen in other local firms.

Mahdi Yamnahaddou is always available and professional. His advice is sound and he is always willing to assist and go the extra mile. He is exceptional in his understanding of the law'.


Corporate law

Insolvency law

Real Estate Law

Mergers & Acquisitions

Labour Law

Commercial Litigation

Commercial arbitration



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March 2017: Admitted to the Casablanca Bar Association

2016: Master's degree in business law - Mohammed V University - Rabat

2014 : Bachelor of fundamental studies in private law - Cadi Ayyad University - Marrakech






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