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John W Ffooks & Co is the only international law firm in Francophone Africa offering combined Napoleonic and English law expertise.

John W Ffooks & Co is the only international law firm in Francophone Africa offering combined 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 11 partners and 40 lawyers across 20 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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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

Featured News

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CEMAC has equipped itself with a new framework for effective competition law enforcement

Dawn Raids a Real Prospect under CEMAC Competition Regulation

CEMAC's competition regulation gives authorities powers to investigate anti-competitive practices and concentrations, so businesses should be prepared for dawn raids. More

Ffooks Gokulsing offices

Ffooks Gokulsing LLP a new Mauritian law firm

Ffooks Gokulsing LLP is a new Mauritian law firm created as a collaboration between John W Ffooks & Co and Gokulsing Chambers More

Madagascar moves a step closer to reforming its mining legislation

Madagascar’s Mining Bill in Brief

Madagascar is preparing to reform its legislation governing the prospection and mining of metals and minerals. More

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West Africa Offers Huge Potential for Off-Grid Solar

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Technological and commercial creativity is driving the development of mobile money

Fintech Innovation Flourishes in Francophone Africa

Mobile money is bringing financial inclusiveness to francophone sub-Saharan Africa and stimulating technological and commercial innovation. 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