Sophie Marill

Sophie Marill


Sophie is a corporate and M&A lawyer with a broad experience in advising domestic and international clients on complex and cross-border transactions.

She has acted for buyers, sellers, investors, issuers, shareholders and financial intermediaries on a range of matters, such as M&A deals, IPOs and bond issues. She also assists clients with corporate governance, compliance, and regulatory matters.

In addition, Sophie has a strong track record in regulated and non-regulated investment funds work (securitization vehicles, real-estate funds, private equity funds). She advises leading banks, asset managers, insurance companies and corporate groups.


Representative matters

FinanceCom on the merger of the group’s various holding companies under the parent company Holding Benjelloun Mezian and renaming it O Capital Group (over USD2bn assets). 

Akdital Holding, a Moroccan private health operator, on a fund raising from Mediterrania Capital Partners for USD25 million. 

Banque Marocaine pour le Commerce et l’Industrie, simultaneously on the simultaneous sale of 100% of Cleo Pierre, a Moroccan non-listed Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) managed by Reim Partners, to Aradei Capital; and acquisition of 4% of Aradei Capital on the Casablanca Stock Exchange (block market) from Label’ Vie Group and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. 

Mitsui & Co Europe PLC on its acquisition of an additional stake of 21.5% of Zalar Holding, becoming the main minority shareholder in Zalar



Admitted to the Bar, Casablanca


L.L.M., Business Law of Arab Countries, University Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 2016

Master’s degree, Business Law, University Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 2015

Bachelor, Private Law, University Paris II – Panthéon Assas, 2014

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.