NJ Ayuk: Lawyer with Centurion LLP

NJ Ayuk

NJ is the Managing Partner of Centurion. His experience includes advising major companies on investment strategies. He also frequently advises International oil companies, governments, oil service companies, financial institutions, development banks and construction firms in Sub Saharan Africa.
He is particularly active in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of petroleum, mining, LNG, and other natural resource projects in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Chad, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, Congo and other Sub-Saharan country.
He continuously advises government on judicial modernization, rule of law issues, training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers.
He regularly participates in industry-specific conferences and seminars as speaker and moderator. He graduated from University of Maryland College Park and earned a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in the United States. He further holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.
He is an active member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and the Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA).
He is recognized as a leading oil and gas lawyer in Who's Who Legal: Energy, the Oil and Gas Year Publication recognized him as "a shrewd, street-smart, savvy dealmaker and major asset"​ and Chambers and Partners recognized him as an "important player"​ and a "tremendous resource"-an acknowledgement bestowed upon him by his peers in the industry. Forbes magazine name him on its list of Top 10 Most Influential Men in Africa in 2015 and he is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.
Managing Partner
Malabo,  Equatorial Guinea

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Practice Areas

  • Oil and Gas
  • Tax Law
  • International Law
  • Local Content
  • Company Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Equatorial Guinea Laws and Regulations Employment Law
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law
Contact InfoTelephone: +240-222-781-613
Telephone: +1-647-308-6325; +1 71 3893 4669
EducationUniversity of Maryland; New York Institute of Technology; William Mitchell College of Law (J.D., 2007)
Admitted2007, Equatorial Guinea
Memberships Equatorial Guinea Bar Association.
LanguagesEnglish, Spanish, French and German
BornFebruary 11, 1980

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Africa Energy Frontiers Equatorial Guinea
NJ Ayuk,Eric Rubén Huertas Morales, December 10, 2015, previously published by Centurion Law Group on December 7, 2015
Equatorial Guinea is the third largest oil producer in Sub-Saharan Africa and is promoting a range of industrial projects to gain value from its hydrocarbon resources.

Africa Energy Frontiers Gabon
NJ Ayuk,Ventocilla Michael, December 10, 2015, previously published by Centurion Law Group on December 7, 2015
Gabon is one of Africa's oldest producers, but its oil and gas sector has been reinvigorated by new deepwater exploration and a reform of hydrocarbons regulations in 2014. Sub-Saharan Africa's fifth largest oil producer is welcoming international investors to explore its energy frontiers alongside...

Africa Energy Frontiers South Africa
NJ Ayuk, December 10, 2015, previously published by Centurion Law Group on December 7, 2015
One of Africa’s most developed economies, South Africa has a hydrocarbons upstream sector that remains undeveloped, albeit well regulated. Production of gas is low and crude oil output is marginal, with most internal demand covered by imports. The country is highly dependent on its...

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Casa ACSA, Segunda y Tercera Planta

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