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John W Ffooks & Co is the only law firm in Francophone Africa with a combination of Napoleonic and English law expertise making us the obvious choice as your local counsel for transactions in French speaking, sub-Saharan Africa. Our international and multilingual legal team, comprised of 5 partners and 28 lawyers across 17 countries in Africa, allows us to provide on-the-ground local law advice that other firms are unable to match.

We advise on a broad range of corporate and commercial matters in OHADA Francophone Africa and have specialist expertise in the natural resources, telecommunications and banking sectors in these jurisdictions. Working with lawyers across the European Union and the UK, as well as with law firms from Asia, Australia, North America and South Africa we are able to respond to clients’ needs at every level from on-site operational matters to head office issues.

From our offices in Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius and Senegal and through our Of Counsel we are able to provide unrivalled local counsel assistance across the continent including in Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Togo.

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Acquisition financing oil & gas assets

Acquisition financing of US$80m oil & gas assets - Ivory Coast

We acted for a major international bank on the US$80m financing of the acquisition of oil & gas assets in the Ivory Coast by a... More

High-yield bond advice for major energy companies

US$650M high-yield bond - Gabon

We acted as local counsel to a multinational oil and gas exploration company on its recent successful issue of a US$650m high yield bond.... More

Banking regulation across 5 jurisdictions

Banking regulation across 11 jurisdictions

We advised a leading international bank on regulatory aspects of retail banking across the Francophone region, including banking licences,... More

Sub-Saharan Africa is witnessing huge growth in mobile services

Madagascar Rides Africa’s Mobile Money Wave

The provision of financial services through mobile internet connections is expanding rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, including Madagascar. More

Energy projects are bringing together local and external players

ENGIE Pursues M&A Path into Africa

With a view to strengthening its position in the African energy market, ENGIE has acquired West African companies Afric Power and Tieri. More

Getting to work on electrifying Mali

Building Solar Power Plants in Mali to Electrify Macina Cercle

Two dozen Malian villages will be enjoying electricity in the near future. In early March, Water and Energy Minister Malick Alhousseini announced... More

Benin's economy is accelerating towards the future

Benin's Action Plan Bolstered With Major Donation From France

Benin's economic action plan just received a big boost from France. In a press conference on March 5th, French President Emmanuel Macron announced a €275 million ($339.4 million) grant for "Revealing Benin"... More

Waiting on the government before firing up new excavation

Still No New Mining Permits in Madagascar

Want a mining permit in Madagascar? You're going to have to wait. The Mining Cadastre Bureau of Magascar (BCMM) announced in early March that it will continue its hold on issuing new mining permits. More

Connecting Central Africa to high-speed Internet

High-Speed Internet in Congo to Create Opportunities Across Central Africa

High-speed internet is coming to Congo this year. The Steering Committee of the Central African Backbone (CAB) project announced this past January... More

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