FTPA is very active in French-speaking and English-speaking sub-Saharan Africa.
The increasing development in Africa of our clients’ activities, which include listed and unlisted companies, has led us to intensify our activity on the African continent in recent years (particularly in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroun, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, South Africa, etc.).
FTPA helps clients achieve their investments and set up businesses, either directly or with the assistance of carefully selected local business law firms.
FTPA mainly acts in corporate law matters (forming companies, joint ventures, etc.), calls for bids, negotiating and drafting contracts, large projects, including construction and infrastructure. The firm has moreover developed specific expertise in the banking, aviation, energy and media sectors. FTPA has also developed significant experience in matters involving approval procedures and sanctions from the World Bank.
In order to act for clients in the region, FTPA draws on its longstanding experience in dispute resolution, particularly in arbitration, and its deep understanding of the local practices and tribunals.