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.

42 Matters
Setting up shop in Africa

International outsourcing service provider

We assisted a world-leading service provider in IT outsourcing in setting-up in Gabon, Burkina Faso, Chad and Niger. We advised on company... More

Facilitating share transfers in telecommunications

Share transfer and shareholder equity advice – DRC

We advised a major multinational telecommunications provider on their proposed share transfer in DRC and on shareholder... More

Applying good app practices

Applications implementation - DRC

We advised a South Korean multinational electronics company on various queries relating to the legal implications of launching software... More

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

Tower-sharing across nine countries

We acted for a Gulf-based telecoms provider in its investment into a tower-sharing business in nine jurisdictions across the OHADA region.... More

Multinational telecommunications is no problem for us

Telecommunications masts acquisition - Chad, Congo, and Gabon

We acted for a leading international telecommunications provider in relation to its acquisition of telecommunication masts in... More

Helping secure telecoms acquisitions

Telecommunications towers acquisition - Congo and Chad

We advised a telecommunication multinational with the financing of its acquisition of towers owned by another telecommunication group in... More

Giving the right advice on bulk-dialing

VOIP regulatory review - Comoros

We reviewed the legislation in the Comoros for a German telecommunications service provider wanting to purchase non-geographical phone... More

Connecting European business with Comorosian consumers

Non-geographical phone number allocation

We advised a Switzerland-based telecommunications company, which had an interest in the allocation of non-geographical phone numbers in... More

Mapping the beauty of Comoros

Geospatial mapping advice

We advised a multinational communications and information technology company on the potential criminal liability for geospatial mapping... More

Getting mobile telephony going in the Central African Republic

Mobile Licence Acquisition - Central African Republic

We advised a client interested in acquiring a company with a mobile licence. We conducted a thorough due diligence on the target company... More

Mobile license acquisition in CAR

Mobile Licence Acquisition in Central African Republic

We acted for the bidder by conducting due diligence on the target company and at the local registries in Bangui, commented on the... More

UK operator asset purchase in Madagascar

Asset Purchase of Short Wave Radio Installation in Madagascar

Acting for a UK based operator, we conducted detailed due diligence on short wave radio assets located in Madagascar. This included... More


Connecting IT to quality legal advice in OHADA

Data protection advice across the OHADA region

We advised a leading IT services company on the rules for data protection across the OHADA region. This involved ensuring compliance for... More

Mergers & acquisitions in African telecoms

Telecom facilities acquisition in Chad, Congo, & Gabon

We advised a telecommunications tower company on their proposed minimum security package in relation to our client's... More

Senate building in Madagascar

Telecommunications regulatory review - Madagascar & Comoros

We acted for a client of a French law firm and conducted a review of the telecommunications sector in Madagascar in relation to the... More