Nesrine Roudane

Partner, Head of Office - Morocco


Prior to joining Al Tamimi & Company as a partner and head of its Casablanca office in 2022, Nesrine acted as the Managing Partner of Roudane & Partners, the law firm she founded in 2008, after her formal training and working as an associate for a major Moroccan law firm / French international law firm for six years.

As a lawyer with the Casablanca Bar, Nesrine specializes in all aspects of business law and advises and represents Moroccan and foreign companies and executives before the local civil, commercial and criminal courts and various administrations, including the Tax Administration, the Competition Council, the Labour Inspection, the Port Authority and the Personal Data Protection Commission (CNDP). She also regularly trains corporate directors and executives in all sectors of activity on how to comply with Moroccan laws and regulations.

In the last 10 years, she has acted as co-lead counsel in six international commercial arbitration cases conducted under the ICC arbitration rules and participated in hundreds of mediation procedures to settle commercial and labour disputes, eventually becoming an arbitrator accredited by the Casablanca Court of Appeals, the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC40) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a commercial mediator accredited by the Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris (CMAP).

Between 2012 and 2022, her firm received over 100 international legal awards for excellence in Commercial Law, Employment Law, Environmental Law, Arbitration and Mediation.

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Professional memberships, publications and speaking engagements

A former member of the Casablanca Bar Order Council and regional representative for Middle East, North Africa and Turkey at the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum (ICC/YAF), Nesrine currently chairs the Start-Up and Venture Capital Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), as well as the Legal and Tax Commission of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Morocco (CFCIM), and acts as a regional coordinator for the Arab Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is also a member of the TrustLaw Group of the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

She has published several articles on Moroccan law and is a regular contributor to the works of the international organizations such as World Bank Group and the World Justice Foundation, as well as a legal commentator and analyst for several news organizations and outlets.

She frequently appears as a speaker, panelist or moderator at national and international conventions.


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French


Leading Professional Service Firms (executive education) Harvard Business School, 2015

Médiation commerciale et arbitrage (Centre de médiation et d’arbitrage de Paris CMAP, 2013)

2002- Law License (CAPA) – Admission to the Casablanca Bar

2003- Diploma in Advanced Higher Studies (DESA) in Business Law (Hassan II University)

2001- Private Law Licence (Hassan II University)


2002 – Casablanca Bar