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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Visas for your religious organization's employees

Visa and citizenship guidance for church employees in DRC

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

Changing your registered address in Congo

Advised church on regulatory implications of legal address change

We assisted a church on a formal legal address change, as well as regulatory compliance for an internal purchasing card program to... More

Growing your church

Assisted church on religious regulation in Burkina Faso and Mali

A church looked to the counsel at John W Ffooks & Co for advice on laws concerning religious activity in Burkina Faso and... More

Simplifying procurement with organizational purchasing cards

Implementing purchase cards for church missionaries in Benin

Our team advised on the legalities and practicalities of establishing a purchasing card program for a church's Benin-based... More

Implementing the restructuring of your Malagasy corporate assets

Legal advice on capital restructure financing for mining company

Our lawyers assisted a mining company on financial and administrative matters for its shareholder-funded capital... More

Dealing with labour matters in Madagascar

Assistance for church on employment regulation in Madagascar

A church with a presence in Madagascar had a number of questions regarding employment, visas, and residency. We addressed their queries... More

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

Comprehensive regulatory advice for international pharmaceutical corporation operating in OHADA region

We were pleased to provide a comprehensive overview of pharmaceutical and corporate law across the OHADA region for an international... More

Want to expand your non-profit to Senegal? Call John W Ffooks & Co

Organizational expansion advice for international non-profit in Senegal

Our team counselled an international NGO on establishing a formal presence in... More

Helping transform conflict into cooperative action

Retained by conflict resolution NGO for services in Madagascar

We were happy to give operational advice to a conflict resolution NGO with a presence in... More

Making distribution work for you

Distribution agreement review for fast-moving consumer goods company operating in Ivory Coast

Our counsel reviewed and amended an Ivory Coast-based distribution agreement for a household, healthcare, and personal hygiene... More

Sowing the seeds for agricultural success in Ivory Coast

Legal advice on GMO agriculture in Ivory Coast for international corporation

We crafted an Ivorian and OHADA-region legislative review on Genetically Modified Organism-based agriculture for a world-leading... More

Get your shipments where they need to go

Guidance for shipping goods to Mauritania

We provided legal guidance to an American non-profit regarding the shipment of religious materials into francophone... 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