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
Ship-source environmental & civil liability advice

Environmental and civil liability advice - Madagascar

We advised a German energy equipment and solutions on Ship-Source Environmental Liability, specifically civil liability and practical... More

Acquisition advice terminal Port of Cotonou, Benin

Acquisition advice on an LPG terminal - Benin

We advised a major international commodities trading house on the acquisition of an LPG terminal in the port of Cotonou, Benin. We reviewed... More

Weapons security advice in vessels

Transportation regulation - Madagascar

We advised a Geneva-based full shipping services provider and provided a legal opinion pertaining to carrying weapons in vessels sailing... More

Construction &  operation of bulk handling facility

Construction and operation of a bulk handling facility

We advised a port and terminal management company on the construction and operation of a bulk handling facility in Fort-Dauphin,... More

Operation of container terminal Toamasina, Madagascar

Operation of container terminal - Madagascar

We advised a port management company on the operation of the container terminal in Toamasina, Madagascar. We assisted the client with legal... More


Listing transfer of Madagascar aspect

International Listing Transfer - Port Management Company

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