Centurion Law Group, a pan-African corporate law conglomerate with a specialised focus on cross-border business and energy law, has been named Equatorial Guinea’s leading law firm.
Chambers & Partners, an organisation that identifies and ranks the most outstanding law firms and lawyers in over 180 jurisdictions throughout the world, has once again ranked the firm as a ‘Band 1’ law firm in Equatorial Guinea.
In its ranking, Chambers Global referred to Centurion “a top firm in the market and are very well respected in the oil and gas industry”.
Chambers & Partners further stated that Centurion is “a dominant firm in Equatorial Guinea with a market-leading natural resources practice. The team acts for public and private clients in the oil and gas sector and is involved in a number of the major projects in the country. Interviewees are quick to highlight its broad network of offices across Africa and capability in handling large transactional mandates.”
Centurion is the only independent law firm ranked in Chambers’ Band 1 in Equatorial Guinea, recognising the contribution the firm has made to the energy sector and the firm’s impressive track record in advising on oil and gas deals.
“It is a great feeling to be acknowledged by local and international peers, in an industry like ours where hard work and getting recognition means everything to our firm’s leadership and our clients,” commented Anselmo Eworo Milan, Senior Associate Attorney of Centurion Law Group.
“We continue to feel blessed to be the firm of choice to leading oil companies, service companies and the public sector in the country as they continue to seize growing market opportunities in Equatorial Guinea. We are where we are because most of us were trained and developed by Centurion in some of the best institution in Europe and the USA. It has made a difference in our work ethic and output,” Milan continued.
The legal directory also gave the firm’s CEO, NJ Ayuk, a Band 1 ranking.
“NJ Ayuk is a pre-eminent figure in the hydrocarbons sector and writes widely on the industry,” Chambers & Partners continued.
“He is frequently mandated on oil and gas deals, acting for the government and private clients, and is noted for being involved in the country’s most important transactions,” the group explained in its statement.
In recent years, Centurion has been involved in Equatorial Guinea’s most important energy and business transactions. The firm continues to partner with Equatorial Guinea as it rolls out an initiative dubbed Year of Energy 2019, as well as the upcoming APPO CAPE VII Congress and Exhibition taking place in Malabo, from the 2nd to the 5th of April, and the Gas Exporting Countries Forum, which will be held in November this year.