Ports & Maritime

John W Ffooks & Co expert maritime lawyers have built-up a proven track record on advising on a range of maritime law matters in Madagascar and the OHADA countries. For global trade in developing markets, ports play a pivotal role and our Madagascar office, is a major strength in our ability to service all aspects of our clients’ business and commercial interests in Francophone Africa.

Our firm provides the full range of strategic commercial advice required by today’s modern ports. Combined with expert local knowledge, the J W Ffooks & Co legal team spans the industry, assisting clients with security and related matters, advising on regulatory issues, through to construction and major infrastructure projects transforming ports into key operations, with terminal and transport infrastructure.

18 Matters
Shipping & custom advice

Advice on shipping document and custom administrative costs in Cameroon

A Washington-based law firm sought advice on shipping document fees and custom administrative costs in... More

Container port of Pointe-Noire

BOT concession advice for a port project in Pointe Noire, Congo

A Chinese engineering contractor providing infrastructure construction sought advice with the contracting of a BOT concession for a port... More

Comoros ship mortgage advice

Comoros ship mortgage advice for Islamic Bank

An Islamic Bank located in UAE requested advice on the preliminary registration of the first preferred Union of Comoros ship mortgage on a... More

Structuring & vessel ownership

Corporate & maritime law advice on structuring and vessel ownership

A UAE-based marine services provider sought advice on structuring and vessel ownership based on corporate and maritime law applicable in... More

Ship mortgage, tanker ship in Togo

Advice on Togolese ship mortgage

A specialist maritime law firm, based in the City of London requested legal opinion confirming the validity and effectiveness of Togolese... More

Vessel arrest advice Toamasina, Madagascar

Vessel arrest advice in Toamasina, Madagascar

A Jordanian shipping and marine supplier sought advice on vessel arrest in Toamasina, Madagascar. We specifically advised on the process... More

Vessel arrest advice, Madagascar

Vessel arrest advice in Mahajanga, Madagascar

A Danish oil products and bunkering services supplier required advice regarding a vessel arrest in Mahajanga, Madagascar, based on the... More

Cargo recovery advice

Cargo recovery advice in Madagascar

A global food and industrial raw materials provider sought advice on cargo recovery in Madagascar, specifically on timing for the court to... More

Maritime transportation litigation advice

Maritime transportation litigation advice in Madagascar

A Kenyan shipping company requested advice on maritime transportation litigation in... More

Vessel arrest advice

Vessel arrest advice in Madagascar

A Greek law firm required advice on vessel arrest in Madagascar, based on the Brussels and Malagasy maritime code, specifically on possible... More

Maritime & labour law advice, Madagascar port

Maritime & labour law advice in Madagascar

A Hong-Kong-based law firm sought advice on maritime and labour laws in Madagascar, specifically on the procedures for a boat entrance into... More

Vessel mortgage advice, Comoros

Vessel mortgage advice in Comoros

A global law firm requested advice on vessel mortgage registration in... More


Listing transfer of Madagascar aspect

Advising a Port Management Company on International Listing Transfer

Advising a port management company in the Philippines in relation to the Madagascar aspect of the transfer of its listing from the... More