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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Build your company in Mauritania

Drafted memorandum for American development company interested in Mauritanian expansion

John W Ffooks & Co crafted a legal memorandum on business operations in Mauritania for an American private development... More

Boosting your energy drink company in Madagascar

Empowering energy drink corporation with Malagasy distribution

We were happy to help a beverage company specializing in energy drinks with its Malagasy distribution... More

Correctly-crafted Cameroonian contracts

Helping tobacco company with Cameroonian distribution agreement

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

Getting your commercial vehicle company trucking along in Chad

Contract guidance for global commercial vehicle seller

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

Advice for major fast-moving consumer goods company on DRC distribution agreement

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

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

Helping an international chocolatier with distribution agreements in three African countries

A chocolate-and-confectionery wholesaler needed help terminating their business relationship with a Congolese distributor and appointing... More

Sweet success for chocolatiers in Africa

Closing distribution agreement for chocolatier in Madagascar

We were happy to help a chocolate-and-confectionery wholesaler finalize 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 for church in Cameroon

Our team advised a Cameroonian church on the legalities of visa issuance and residency permits in their... More

Grow your insurance company with African investments

Assisting international insurance corporation with equity purchase in Cameroon

We provided legal guidance on the legal and regulatory framework for purchasing a minority equity stake in a Cameroonian... More

Restructure your company in a taxation-optimal way

Restructuring a mining company in Senegal

Our team advised another law firm regarding the corporate restructuring of its Senegal-based mining corporation client. Our advice included... More

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

Corporate restructuring advice for international client operating across Africa

We were happy to help another law firm regarding the corporate restructuring of its client. Our advice included an overview of the tax... More

Registering a Senegalese presence for your church

Legal compliance and regulatory advice for church in Senegal

We guided a church on a number of matters, including: Registering a Senegalese presence; Tax exemptions for donations; and Legal... More


Regulatory compliance on Gabonese environmental, health & safety laws

Regulatory compliance on Gabonese environmental, health & safety laws for oil & gas multinational

An Italian multinational oil and gas company sought advice on regulatory compliance requirements on Gabonese environmental, health and... More

Local counsel to leading oil company

Local counsel for leading oil exploration company, Gabon

Acting as local counsel to a leading independent oil exploration and production company on its recent successful issue of a US$650m high... More

OHADA guide on oil & gas activities

OHADA guide on oil & gas activities

Working with a multinational law firm headquartered in London, we prepared a guide containing entry-level information for conducting oil... More

Farm-down advice for major oil company

Farm-down advice for major oil company in Madagascar

A leading independent oil exploration and production company required advice throughout their farm-down process in... More

Regulatory advice for oil company

Regulatory advice for leading oil exploration company

A leading independent oil exploration and production company sought advice on their request for a two-year extension to their exploration... More

Regulatory advice for AIM-listed E&P company

Regulatory advice for AIM listed E&P company in Madagascar and Cameroon

An AIM-listed E&P company required standing counsel for all matters in Madagascar and Cameroon. We advised the client on the rights of... More

Corporate restructuring advice & resolution dispute oil & gas

Advice on corporate restructuring & resolution dispute for oil & gas company in Madagascar

An independent oil and gas company in Madagascar sought advice on its onshore activities. We advised on corporate structuring to detailed... More

Local law advice & PSC interests Ivory Coast

Local law advice & PSC interests, Ivory Coast

A borrower requested advice in respect of local law in its negotiations with the lender. We created the local company and organised... More

Have a legal problem spanning nine countries? We can help you

Massive Telecommunications Tower-Sharing Across Nine Countries

Our client, a Gulf-based telecommunications provider, was investing in a massive tower-sharing enterprise across nine OHADA (Organisation... More

Multinational telecommunications is no problem for us

Chad, Congo, and Gabon - Buying Telecom Masts in Three Countries

A major international telecommunications corporation took us on for a major project: acquisition of telecom masts in Congo, Chad, and... More

PSC for US upstream company

PSC detailed review for US upstream company, Congo-Brazzaville

A US upstream company required advice with a detailed review of its PSC with the Government of Congo-Brazzaville. We reviewed pre-emption... More

Corporate, environmental & mining advice Iron Ore project

Corporate, environmental and mining advice on US$18bn Iron Ore project, Guinea

The Government of Guinea, via its international counsel required advice on the US$18bn Simandou Iron Ore Project and its associated... More