STATEMENT: The CEO of Centurion Law Group, NJ Ayuk, will step down from his position and will be replaced by Zion Adeoye

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STATEMENT: The CEO of Centurion Law Group, NJ Ayuk, will step down from his position and will be replaced by Zion Adeoye

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Africa, December 28, 2023.

The new CEO of the company will also be the Managing Partner of the law firm

After more than a decade leading one of Africa's most influential law firms, covering all aspects of the oil and natural gas sector, NJ Ayuk has announced that he will not be making another long-term commitment to Centurion Law Group and will resign. "I am proud of my work as CEO of Centurion: we have been able to build a historic relationship with African governments, oil and gas entrepreneurs and international energy companies working in Africa. We have hired, trained and developed more African lawyers than any other law firm. lawyers in Africa. We became the first African law firm listed on the German Stock Exchange and have spearheaded a bold, on-demand legal services business model in Africa," said Mr. Ayuk. "I have fought the good fight, I have run the race and kept the faith. I believe it is time to pass the torch to the next generation who can take the company to the next level, and I have every confidence that Zion Adeoye and his team will be able to achieve this. It also gives me much-needed time to focus on my family, the work of the African Energy Chamber and other business initiatives and causes I believe in," he concluded. Mr. Ayuk has been named one of the top energy lawyers in the world by Who's Who Legal, one of the 10 most influential Africans by Forbes and one of the top 100 personalities transforming Africa by the French magazine Financial Afrik.Zion Adeoye will be appointed CEO of Centurion Law Group, after serving as Managing Director under the guidance of Mr. Ayuk for many years. Mr. Adeoye holds an LLB from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria, an LLM from Columbia University in New York City and an MBA from the University of Dundee, Scotland. "Mr. Ayuk's work in building one of the best law firms in Africa, as well as his ability to serve clients, resolve disputes and close complex transactions, cannot go unnoticed. All of the employees and clients of this firm cannot thank Mr. Ayuk enough for his leadership and dedication," he said. "Working with Mr. Ayuk, our team has achieved what few others gave us the opportunity to do: important legal victories and of public policies across Africa, deal after deal for entrepreneurs, win difficult legal cases in complex jurisdictions while enforcing the rule of law, open new markets and instill in Africans the belief that African lawyers can do great things "concluded Mr. Adeoye.During his time at Centurion, Mr. Adeoye demonstrated a relentless pursuit of excellence and made outstanding contributions to the company's growth. As a seasoned attorney with extensive experience in energy law, he has played a pivotal role to ensure favorable outcomes for clients across the continent. Mr. Adeoye is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators. Prior to joining Centurion in 2017, he held various positions at Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited, KPMG Nigeria, Terra Cotta Legal, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Templars Law and Transnational Energy Group, and has been instrumental in petroleum law reform and gas in several African markets.In addition, Mr. Adeoye received the ESQ 40 under 40 Lawyer Award at the Nigerian Rising Stars Awards for shaping the future of the legal profession in the country.About Centurion Law Group: Centurion ( www. is a leading pan-African legal and energy advisory group with extensive experience in the oil and gas sector. The group provides outsourced legal representation and covers a full set of practice areas for its clients, including commercial arbitration and litigation, corporate law, tax and anti-corruption advice and contract negotiation. Centurion specializes in helping clients starting or growing a business in Africa with offices and affiliates in Ghana, Cameroon, Canada, Germany, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, South Sudan, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola and Senegal.Distributed by APO Group on behalf of the African Energy Chamber.Download image:

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