Who We Are

At John W Ffooks & Co we pride ourselves on the quality and the targeted nature of our advice. We are able to advise at any stage of an investment, from greenfield operations to the sale and purchase of mature operations, or on specific points of law separate from a specific transaction.

We are also the only firm in Francophone Africa with our combination of Napoleonic and English law expertise, making us better able to deal with international transactions. Our City of London experience enables us to anticipate the client’s needs, making us a proactive partner in dealing with local counsel.

What’s more, our multi-jurisdictional experience and coverage enables us to provide advice on a number of fronts, whether multi-country legal framework reviews, assessing legal liability across a number of countries, as well as related regulatory issues. We have been asked on a number of occasions to lead teams of lawyers even in jurisdictions where we are not specifically active. This cross-border ability is supported by our membership of the Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group, which is a regional network of leading law firms in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Tanzania and also has valuable links with law firms in South Sudan and Rwanda. It’s a network that affords us access to invaluable information and legal resources that enables us to provide specialist African knowledge.


No transaction is too large or too small for us. We have a team with experience of satisfying the most demanding counterparties, from stock exchanges, to international banks to private equity investors. Our main practice areas are corporate mergers and acquisitions, employment law, telecommunications, real estate, stock market listings, mining, and oil and gas.

Our clients

John W Ffooks & Co has established a reputable client base that includes leading local and international financial institutions, leading manufacturers, industrialists, international investors, international and local non-governmental organisations as well as net worth individuals. Our clients’ confidence in our service provision is cemented further by our francophone Africa market knowledge.


Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group’s expertise in Africa recognised by Chambers & Partners

Bowman Gilfillan Africa Group has announced that 57 of its lawyers and 17 practice areas from across Africa have been recognised by leading international legal research organisation, Chambers & Partners.

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