Ralph is a corporate lawyer with extensive experience in advising companies on complex and high-value mergers and acquisitions, in France, Morocco, and across Africa and Europe.

He has a deep understanding of the legal and commercial issues involved in structuring and executing M&A transactions, as well as the regulatory and cultural aspects of doing business in different jurisdictions. He also advises clients on joint-ventures, corporate governance, restructurings and other general corporate matters. Ralph works with a diverse range of clients, from leading banks and financial institutions to multinational corporates and private equity firms, across various sectors such as energy, infrastructure, telecoms, consumer goods and healthcare.

Ralph joined the firm in 2008 as an associate in the M&A team of the Paris office, where he gained valuable experience in working on domestic and cross-border transactions, before moving to Casablanca in 2020 to strengthen the firm's presence and capabilities in the fast-growing and dynamic African market.

Experience

Representative matters

A multinational financial institution on its acquisition of the Equity Markets and Commodities business of Commerzbank AG.

A multinational financial institution on the sale of National Société Générale Bank (Egypt) to Qatar National Bank for $1.97 billion.

Holmarcom on the acquisition of the entire majority stake held by Crédit Agricole in Crédit du Maroc for over EUR 350m.

Al Mada on its Joint Venture in Morocco with Chinese listed company, CNGR, to develop of a gigafactory for the production of EV batteries materials for an investment of over USD2bn.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

Admitted to the Paris bar, 2014


Admitted to the Beirut bar, 2012

Qualifications

Academic

Master of Science, Management, EM Lyon

Post Graduate Degree, Business Law, University Paris V René Descartes

Post Graduate Degree, French and Lebanese Law, Saint-Joseph University (Beirut, Lebanon)

Languages

Arabic, English, French
Disclaimer
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.