John W Ffooks & Co is one of Francophone Africa's leading international law firms. We specialise in advising inward investors to the region and provide unparalleled service and results. Managed by a bilingual UK qualified lawyer, and with over a dozen nationally and internationally trained assistants, we are able to offer a depth and breadth of service which is unique in the Francophone African world.
Our Senior Partner qualified and worked at both a leading City of London law firm and a global US law firm. He has also worked in-house on commercial legal issues in Southern Africa. Our staff have significant experience of their fields and in advising on Africa and the Indian Ocean region. The Senior Partner has a depth of knowledge developed from working within European legal systems and is assisted by a team of multilingual lawyers from Francophone jurisdictions who bring with them a detailed understanding of law and practice across the region. The firm is experienced in legal matters pertaining to the fields of mining, oil & gas, banking & finance & financial markets, telecommunications, stock market listing AIM - TSX - ASX, mergers & acquisitions, real estate and employment law. The firm's collective experience, business acumen, and efficient, cost-effective service enables it to operate well above its weight, in being one of the leading commercial legal service providers in French-speaking Africa.
African arbitration still has mountain to climb 2012-07-12
Senior partner, John Ffooks and counsel, Dr Adrien Rangira have both been quoted in a feature article, published in the most recent print edition of Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) on OHADA and arbitration and dispute resolution in Francophone Africa. A copy of the feature, written by leading legal journalist, Ben Rigby, which is paywalled, can be seen on the CDR website, the link to which is below. In the feature, both Mr Ffooks and Dr Rangira give their thoughts on the development of international arbitration in Africa and some of the key factors to bear in mind in enforcing arbitration awards in Francophone juridictions across the continent.
Appointed Lex Africa member for Mali, Niger and Central African Republic (CAR) 2010-11-11
John W Ffooks & Co is delighted to have been appointed Lex Africa member firm for Mali, Niger and the Central African Republic (CAR). Senior Partner John Ffooks said:
"this confirms John W Ffooks & Co as the pre-eminent international law firm in Francophone Africa. We are delighted at this recognition and thank our staff for their hard work and our clients for their continued support"
John W Ffooks & Co named winner of:
Project Finance & Natural Resources Advisory Firm of the Year in Madagascar 2010
by Corporate INTL magazine. corp-intl.com