Guinea, officially Republic of Guinea is a country in West Africa, formerly known as French Guinea. Guinea's territory has a curved shape, with its base at the Atlantic Ocean, inland to the east, and turning south. The base borders Guinea-Bissau and Senegal to the north, and Mali to the north and north-east; the inland part borders Ivory Coast to the south-east, Liberia to the south, and Sierra Leone to the west of the southern tip.


Guinea is a poor country that possesses major mineral, hydropower, solar power, and agricultural resources. Guinea has historically been an exporter of agricultural commodities, but in recent years has shifted to importing the majority of food crops. Bauxite is Guinea’s main mineral resource as well as its main source of foreign currency. Guinea is the second largest producer of bauxite in the world and has the largest reserves of bauxite, estimated at 29 billion tons. The country also has significant iron ore, gold, and diamond reserves. However, Guinea has been unable to profit from this potential, as rampant corruption, dilapidated infrastructure, and political uncertainty have drained investor confidence. International investors have expressed keen interest in Guinea's vast iron ore reserves, which could propel the country's growth. The government in April 2013 amended the September 2011 mining code to reduce taxes and royalties. Longer range plans to deploy broadband Internet throughout the country could spur economic growth as well. The biggest threats to Guinea’s economy are political instability and low international commodity prices.

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Assisting global logistics company across 3 jurisdictions

Global logistics company's redundancy & performance management processes across 3 jurisdictions

We advised a global logistics company on the redundancy of its employees in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Madagascar. We also acted for the same... More

Call us with your telecommunications law questions

Met with major mobile company to advise on international corporate law liability

With new software being deployed across ten countries, a major mobile phone retailer looked to John W Ffooks & Co for a complete,... More

Due diligence in mergers and acquisitions.

Mergers & acquisitions in Guinea's energy sector

Acting for two energy-and-commodities companies, we assisted on a transaction to acquire the African downstream assets of an international... More

Expanding your NGO.

NGO got the legal facts on corporate operations in Guinea

We provided extensive corporate advice to a large America-based international non-governmental organization (NGO). They were interested in... More

Issuing and maintaining shares.

Multinational corporation looked to our lawyers for share advice in Guinea

Our team counselled a multinational corporation on issuing and maintaining shares in Guinea. We ensured that the client had a thorough... More

Making mining decisions the right way.

Guinean government sought our counsel on mining law

Our team was honoured to work for the Guinean Government on an iron ore project. Our services included an analysis of all relevant... More

Finding banking law advice.

Financing company banked on our legal advice in Guinea

We provided detailed legal advice to a banking-services company on: Financing corporate projects and equipment; Their master lease... More

Facilitating international development.

Guided operation of international development company in 7 African countries

We had the pleasure of working for a world-leading international development company. They planned to carry out development programs funded... More

Banking on our team for finance law.

Guided American banking institution in offering services to Guineans

A leading American financial institution providing merchant banking services wanted to provide bank accounts and financial services in... More

Secured loans and corporate structuring.

Advised London-based leasing company on corporate law & secured loans in Guinea

We provided advice on a number of legal matters for a leasing company, including: Expanding operations into Guinea; Corporate... More

Helping expand world-leading companies.

Assisted world-leading port maintenance and dredging company with growing in Guinea

A global leader in port maintenance and underwater dredging wanted to expand to Guinea. Through consulting with us, the company was able to... More

Operating aircraft within the law.

Provided aviation law advice to major company in Guinea

A major industrial company wanted to operate aircraft in Guinea. Through connecting directly with their finance division, we ensured the... More