Research Handbook on Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions
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Research Handbook on Secured Financing in Commercial Transactions

Edited by Frederique Dahan

This cutting-edge Handbook presents an overview of research and thinking in the field of secured financing, examining international standards and best practices of secured transactions law reform and its economic impact. Expert contributors explore the breadth and depth of the subject matter across diverse sectors, and illustrate the choices and trade-offs that policy makers face via a number of illuminating case studies. The result is a unique and wide-ranging examination of transactions reform across the world.
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Chapter 14: Reforming an established secured transactions legal system: Why and how Morocco is approaching the challenge

Mustapha Mourahib and Ouns Lemseffer


As part of its many reforms of its banking and financial sector, the Kingdom of Morocco has decided to launch an in-depth reform of the secured transactions legal framework (droit des sûretés mobilières). This reform has two main objectives. First, the reform addresses a national need: it is intended to improve access to credit for Moroccan enterprises and, in particular, the small and medium enterprises which are a vital component of the Moroccan economy. Second, the reform falls within a national strategy to attract international businesses and to make Morocco a regional and international financial hub. The chapter examines the context and importance of the secured transactions reform and the key elements of such reform and how they can serve as a model for jurisdictions that share the legal tradition of Moroccan law and would also want to reform what is a cornerstone of any financial sector.

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