Telecommunications & IT

Africa’s telecommunications sector is growing exponentially. It’s also full of legal and business complexities; from electromagnetic spectrum licensing, to government procurement, to general corporate and intellectual property law.

John W Ffooks & Co has considerable experience working for a variety of clients in a multitude of telecommunications matters. We’ve helped operators, equipment suppliers, and finance houses working in landline and mobile telephony, radio operations, and much more.

Our experienced lawyers advise clients across francophone Africa, assisting on all aspects of their legal needs.

44 Matters
Helping secure tens of millions of dollars in funding

European telecom company sought help for $25M USD financing in Madagascar

Our lawyers assisted a European telecommunications equipment manufacturer on $25M USD in vendor financing for its projects in... More

We understand modern tech law

American social network went to John W Ffooks & Co for ISP server advice

Retained for a multi-jurisdictional analysis for an American social networking service, we provided detailed advice on whether caching... More

Our team understands the needs of modern businesses

Worked with ISP on corporate regulation in Cameroon and Ivory Coast

We were honoured to work for a leading ISP on corporate operations and e-commerce regulations in Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Catering to the... More

Actionable advice for your high-tech company

Assisted American social network company with radio spectrum licensing

We provided advice on spectrum frequency licensing, allocation, and assignment to an American social networking business in Cameroon, Ivory... More

Need enforceable software licenses in Africa? Talk to us

Advised European software multinational on Terms and Conditions agreements in Cameroon

Our team provided an extensive review of the applicability of the software multinational's drafted Terms of Use license for its software... More

Connecting social networks to lawyers in Africa

Counselled social network on Wi-Fi regulations across OHADA region

We were pleased to help a social-networking business on the legal and regulatory framework for their proposed express Wi-Fi service in... More

Thorough labour law advice

Served satellite service provider in Senegal

Working for a leading satellite service company, John W Ffooks & Co assisted with their employment... More

Looking to make major corporate acquisitions in Africa? Come to us for guidance

Worked for telecom client on tower acquisition in Rwanda and Madagascar

A global leader in telecommunication tower operation retained us for thorough advice on an acquisition in Madagascar and Rwanda. This... More

Trust us for legal research, whether in one country or many

International legal research in telecommunications

A French law firm's client looked to our counsel for a diligent review of Madagascar's, Comoros's, and Mayotte's telecommunications... More

Drafting complex documents for multinational technology companies

Advised Swedish multinational on Madagascar's contract law regime

A subsidiary of a Swedish multinational communication technology company came to us to have three pledges between it and a Malagasy... More

Clearing the way for shortwave radio in Madagascar

Assisted American NGO with radio operation in Madagascar

Our team provided thorough advice on shortwave radio towers for an American NGO. We: Negotiated, drafted, and registered the lease over... More

Radio operations in the island nation

UK company getting advice on radio operation in Madagascar

We assisted a UK-based radio operator with shortwave radio transmission in Madagascar. This included: Thorough due diligence on their... More


Connecting IT to quality legal advice in OHADA

Provided data protection advice for IT company across OHADA region

We explained data protection laws across the OHADA region for a leading IT services company client. This involved ensuring compliance for... More

Mergers & acquisitions in African telecoms

Acquiring telecoms facilities in Chad, Congo, & Gabon

We were happy to work for a telecommunications tower company on a proposed security package involving our client's... More

Senate building in Madagascar

Conducting a Telecomms Regulatory Review in Madagascar & Comoros

Acting for a client of a French law firm, we conducted a review of the telecommunications sector in Madagascar in relation to the... More