Our regulatory practice plays an essential role in helping clients understand the legal framework governing their sector of business by identifying key areas of risk within that particular area of law.

Our regulatory teams advises on the procedures for establishing financial institutions in the Francophone region, issuing new financial products, as well as on the regulatory aspects of financial-based M&A transactions, commenting on close-out and netting provisions in ISDA and other similar documentation, advising on bankruptcy risk and procedure as well as issues of sovereign immunity.

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Boosting your energy drink company in Madagascar

Distribution agreement advice - Madagascar

We assisted a beverage company specializing in energy drinks with its Malagasy distribution... More

Correctly-crafted Cameroonian contracts

Cameroonian distribution agreement

We assisted a major tobacco company with registering their Cameroonian distribution... More

Getting your commercial vehicle company trucking along in Chad

Distribution agreement - Chad

We reviewed the validity in Chad of a standard distribution contract template for one of the world's leading sellers of commercial... More

Happy to guide your retail distribution efforts

DRC distribution agreement

We were retained by a major fast-moving consumer goods company working in the household, healthcare, and personal hygiene industries and... More

Need to terminate business arrangements with your suppliers or distributors? John W Ffooks & Co can help

Distribution agreements in three African countries

We advised a chocolate-and-confectionery wholesaler on the termination of their business relationship with a Congolese distributor and on... More

Sweet success for chocolatiers in Africa

Closing distribution agreement - Madagascar

We assisted a chocolate-and-confectionery wholesaler with the finalization of their agreement with a Malagasy... More

Get the facts on travel visas and residency permits for your employees or guests in Cameroon

Visa issuance advice - Cameroon

We advised a Cameroonian entity on the legalities of visa issuance and residency permits in their... More

Grow your insurance company with African investments

Equity purchase in Cameroon

We assisted an international insurance corporation on the legal and regulatory framework for purchasing a minority equity stake in a... More

Restructure your company in a taxation-optimal way

Company restructuring - Senegal

We advised a law firm regarding the corporate restructuring of its Senegal-based mining corporation client. Our advice included an overview... More

Need to restructure your multinational across the African continent? Contact us for help

Corporate restructuring advice

We assisted another law firm regarding the corporate restructuring of its client. Our advice included an overview of the tax implications... More

Visas for your religious organization's employees

Visa and citizenship guidance - DRC

We provided information on visa issuance and citizenship requirements for the employees of a US entity operating in the... More

Investing in francophone Africa? Our team can give you the legal lay of the land

Comprehensive regulatory advice - OHADA region

We provided a comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical and corporate law across the OHADA region for an international pharmaceutical... More


Operational advice for your bank

Shareholder Change and Mauritian Law Implications for Subsidiaries

We recently provided a legal opinion to a major Tanzanian Bank in relation to a change of shareholders at the holding company level and the... More

Regulatory compliance on Gabonese environmental, health & safety laws

Regulatory compliance on Gabonese environmental, health & safety laws

We advised an Italian multinational oil and gas company on regulatory compliance requirements on Gabonese environmental, health and safety... More

Getting the facts on spectrum allocation

Licensing regime advice - Cameroon

We advised an American social networking service, as part of its Express Wi-Fi deployment, on the licensing regime in Cameroon for spectrum... More

Does your marketing strategy comply with local law? Ask our team

Regulatory advice on pricing in Cameroon

We advised an American social networking service on regulations around price discrimination, promotional text messaging and tariffs for its... More

Data roaming in Cameroon

Data roaming licensing

We advised an American social networking service on its planned data roaming service offering. We provided advice relating to license... More

Rolling out Express Wi-Fi across Cameroon

Express Wi-Fi services - Cameroon

We advised an American social network on their planned Express Wi-Fi services in Cameroon. Our legal advice included assisting with... More

Streaming Internet from the sky

Internet regulation - OHADA region

We worked for a major American multinational, and provided legal advice on an innovative service they planned to offer: the provision of... More

Engineering great results for engineering companies

Project implementation in Africa

We acted for a global leader in electrical engineering and electronics and reviewed the legal documents as well as the legal risks that may... More

Call us with your telecommunications law questions

Advice on the implementation of new software

We advised a major mobile phone retailer on the regulatory regime and legal risks for the implementation of its new software across ten... More

Not sure about the legal risks of your new project? Consult with John W Ffooks & Co

IT platform - Regulatory advice

We acted for a world-leading web-platform provider and advised on all aspects of Ivorian  law and regulation for its latest offering.... More

We understand modern tech law

Internet service provider server advice

We conducted a multi-jurisdictional analysis for an American social networking service and provided detailed advice on whether caching... More

Our team understands the needs of modern businesses

Corporate regulation in Cameroon and Ivory Coast

We advised a leading ISP on corporate operations and e-commerce regulations in Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Catering to the client's needs, we... More