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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.

Featured Matters

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

Featured News

Oil exploration is intensifying in Senegal's offshore waters

Senegal’s Oil Reserves Reveal Their Riches

Oil exploration in waters off Senegal have revealed commercially viable reserves that could promise an economic boom for the country. More

Power Africa is bringing the promise of unprecedented growth in the gas sector

Power Africa Offers New Potential for Sub-Saharan Africa’s Gas Sector

A high-level plan to increase gas-fired power production in sub-Saharan Africa offers new opportunities for business and investment More

A single unified airspace promises greater connectivity across Africa

Liberalisation Set to Dynamise Air Transport Sector

The newly launched Single African Air Transport Market promises new growth opportunities for sub-Saharan Africa. More

Congolese mining sector subject to new legal obligations and uncertainty

DRC Mining Code Opts for Economic Patriotism at Investors’ Expense

DRC’s 2018 Mining Code increases the financial burden on mining companies while seeking to enhance Congolese involvement in and control over the sector. 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