The Centurion Law Group, a leading pan-African legal and business advisory group with extensive experience in oil and gas law, has announced the hiring of Glenda Irvine-Smith and Unathi Twala as Director of Business Development, and International Relations and Communications Coordinator respectively.
Centurion specialises in assisting clients that are starting or growing a business in Africa with offices and Affiliates in Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, South Africa, South Sudan, Nigeria, Gabon, Angola and Senegal. Centurion is also an active member of the African Energy Chamber.
“These additions to our Johannesburg office are a valued addition to CenturionPlus, Africa’s first flexible legal services model,” the firm said in a statement issued this week.
Glenda Irvine-Smith, has worked in renowned business law firms in Johannesburg, Nairobi, London and Dubai. She joins Centurion from the Africa Legal Network where she was Head of Integration and Development and of the Southern African Region.
“Glenda’s proven capabilities in strategic planning and outreach will be key in further expanding the Africa-wide legal network offered by CenturionPlus,” Centurion said in its statement.
“As a journalist and pan-African media enthusiast, Unathi Twala understands Africa’s changing landscape and innovative communication will be central in strengthening the Centurion story across Africa,” the firm continued.
The expansion of the Centurion team comes at a strategic time for the pan-African legal conglomerate as it rolls out the first Africa-wide flexible legal services mode dubbed, CenturionPlus.
“We’re thrilled to have Glenda and Unathi join our team. Flexible legal services are set to transform the future of the legal industry in the same ways they did in Europe and North America, and Centurion is at the forefront of this transformation in Africa,” commented CEO, NJ Ayuk.
“Glenda and Unathi are two additions to an already remarkable team that we have assembled over the year and make us confident that 2019 will result in an even higher growth for the firm,” he said.
Their appointment and the CenturionPlus announcement come barely two months after Centurion’s acquisition of legal services group, Imani-Africa Lawyers on Demand.
The firm stated that through CenturionPlus, corporate clients throughout Africa can now select from a pool of approximately 190 carefully vetted, on demand attorneys for temporary and project based legal services.