John W Ffooks & Co
Francophone Africa Coverage Map

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.


Ambatovy Project financing, Madagascar

Advice on US $8.5bn Ambatovy Project Financing in Madagascar

Since the inception of the Ambatovy Project in Madagascar in 2003, JWF team has advised on the real estate and permitting aspects of its US... More

High-yield bond advice for major energy companies

Acted for multinational energy company on US$650M high-yield bond

We advised a multinational oil-and-gas exploration company on its recent US$650M high-yield bond issuance. We provided: A legal opinion... More

Banking regulation across 5 jurisdictions

Advising Leading International Bank on Regulation across 11 jurisdictions

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

Gold mining showing more promise than ever

Digging into the Future of Gold Mining in Ivory Coast

With no signs of slowing down, Ivory Coast's gold mining industry has just received another boost. More

Chinese aviation flying towards a more developed Central Africa

Building A Silk Road In The Sky

Building a silk road in the sky in Central African countries has now become possible through the help of Aviation Industry Corporation. More

Patching into Peace Subsea Cable

Intercontinental Telecom Cable Leading to Opportunities Across Africa

With the Peace cable system in place, the countries in the coverage zone will enjoy faster speeds, and their children would be able to connect with and make friends across the world online more easily. More

Rapid growth for Malagasy mining sector

Big Boost for Mining Investments in Madagascar and the region

With the rapid growth in new investors to the mining sector in Madagascar, the impact of the decision by the country’s president not... More