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
Mobile license acquisition in CAR

Acting for Mobile Licence Acquisition in Central African Republic

Acting for the bidder, we conducted due diligence on the target company and at the local registries in Bangui, commented on the acquisition... 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

Leading ISP in Cameroon & Ivory Coast

Acting for Leading ISP Software Rollout in Cameroon & Ivory Coast

Acting for a leading internet service provider, we advised on the rules for operating in country, the regulatory regime for internet based... More

Negotiating US NGO radio towers in Gabon

Negociating Operating Licencing & Installation of Radio Transmission

Acting for a US-based NGO, we negotiated the operating license for the radio towers as well as negotiating, drafting and registering the... More

Internet sales – Ivory Coast, Mali, Chad & Madagascar

We acted for a major on-line retailer advising whether the client’s standard way of operating in new countries was acceptable under... 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