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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

Ambatovy Project financing, Madagascar

Advice on US $8.5bn Ambatovy Project Financing in Madagascar

We have considerable experience in advising large project finance transactions during construction phase in Madagascar. Since 2005 we have... 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

Madagascar has many unharnessed sources of hydropower

Madagascar Counts on Hydro and Solar Energy to Expand Electrification

Madagascar is embarking on an ambitious plan to develop hydro and solar energy and expand electrification across the country. More

The growing mobile market is key to the region's digital transformation

Digital Technology is Transforming Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

Deployment of information and communications technology is expanding across sub-Saharan Africa, with mobile telephony driving the region's digital transformation More

Improved connectivity is raising the region's profile in international business

2018 – An Auspicious Year in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa

A round-up of some 2018 highlights in various business sectors across francophone sub-Saharan Africa More

New developments in Madagascar's oil sector are on the horizon

Bidding Opens for Madagascar’s Offshore Oil Blocks

Madagascar invites bids for offshore exploration of potentially rich oil reserves. More

Winning the fight against bribery and corruption is crucial to sub-Saharan Africa

Togo Adopts New Tack to Combat Corruption

Corruption undermines economic activity and social well-being in sub-Saharan Africa. Togo is seeking to eradicate it through an ambitious consciousness-raising campaign. More

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

Featured Conventions

Convention on Damage Caused by Foreign Aircraft to Third Parties on the Surface

The Convention on Damage Caused by Foreign Aircraft to Third Parties on the Surface, commonly called the Rome Convention, is an... More

Convention on International Civil Aviation

The Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known as the Chicago Convention, established the International Civil Aviation... More

Cape Town Protocol on Aircraft Equipment

The Cape Town Protocol on Aircraft Equipment were signed at Cape Town on 16 November 2001. The Convention and Protocol are commonly known... More