SOUTH AFRICA – South Africa based legal and energy advisory firm, Centurion Law Group, has announced its intentions of listing in one of Europe’s leading stock exchange.

The move will make firm the first African legal and energy advisory firm to be publicly-listed this year.

This represents a natural step for Centurion given the group’s strong market share within the oil & gas sector in sub-Saharan Africa and its increased activity.

Centurion specializes 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.

Last year, Centurion acquired IMANI-African Lawyers on Demand to launch Centurion Plus, Africa’s leading flexible legal services model that offers cost savings and efficient flexible legal services across the continent.

Through Centurion Plus, corporate clients throughout Africa can select from a pool of approximately 190 carefully vetted, on-demand attorneys for temporary and project-based legal services.

“Centurion has always differentiated itself by its ability to adapt to change, get the deal done and being pan-African and Pro-African,” said NJ Ayuk, Centurion’s chief executive officer and executive chairman of the African Energy Chamber.

“The African legal market has changed a lot and we are proud to be a leader for legal transformations in Africa. We are looking at being listed in a few months and are truly excited about this new phase of growth for the company and for our clients.”

Centurion 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 suite of practice areas for its clients, including arbitration and commercial litigation, corporate law, tax and anti-corruption advisory and contract negotiation.

Meanwhile the African Energy Chamber (AEC), has called on African governments and oil companies to do more to protect the security of energy infrastructure in Africa.

As is the case in the Middle East, Africa is seeing an increase in attacks on critical energy infrastructure and natural resource assets: assaults on a gas processing plant, pipeline vandalism, rebel attacks on oil fields and refineries, and ransomware attacks.

“African countries and Oil and Gas companies have to mobilize immediately and take the necessary steps to address this problem.

The Chamber will continue to support any efforts to ensure stability and security of oil and gas infrastructure – both onshore and offshore. It is in the best interest of business and citizens to see this happen”. Stated NJ Ayuk.