Naoufal Achergui

Naoufal Achergui


Naoufal is a litigation and arbitration lawyer with extensive experience in representing clients before Moroccan courts and arbitration tribunals, as well as advising on arbitration proceedings under various rules and laws.

He has successfully handled cases involving civil, commercial and corporate litigation, including liquidation proceedings in Morocco.

Naoufal is recognised for his practical and thorough approach, his ability to handle cross-border and multilingual matters, and his understanding of the local legal and business environment. He works closely with clients to understand their objectives, risks and opportunities, and to provide strategic and effective solutions. He has acted for clients from various industries, such as banking, telecoms, energy, construction and hospitality.


Representative matters

FRMF in multiple cases brought before the Disciplinary Board and Appeal Board of the Confederation of African Football.

The Kingdom of Morocco in an ICSID claim, brought by Impresa Pizzarotti & C SpA, a major Italian construction company, concerning a project to build a motorway tunnel under the old town of Rabat. 

Société Marocaine des Tabacs (SMT), a subsidiary of Imperial Tobacco, regarding a dispute with Habanos SA, a Moroccan company, for the distribution of cigars under the brand name Habanos. 

Madaef in a dispute relating to a renowned touristic project in Tamouda Bay before the Commercial Court of Rabat.

Wilaya de Casablanca in the appeal brought by the former public service provider of bus transportation services before the administrative court of appeal of Rabat. The appeal was dismissed in favor of our client.



Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations




DEA en droit des affaires, Université Hassan II, Casablanca, 2005 

Maîtrise en droit des affaires, Paris I Panthéon - Sorbonne, Paris 2003 

License en droit privé, Université Mohammed V, Rabat-Agdal, 2002

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.