South Africa based multinational law firm Centurion Law Group has announced that it will be publicly listed on one of Europe’s leading stock exchange later this year.
The law firm, which also has subsidiaries in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana and Mauritius, will become the continent’s first law firm to be publicly-listed in 2019.
According to the company’s Chief Executive NJ Ayuk, the listing is only natural given the group’s positive accomplishments on the continent which are founded on strong Pan African principles.
“Centurion has always differentiated itself by its ability to adapt to change, get the deal done and being Pan-African and Pro-African. 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,” the company’s CEO said in an official statement.
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 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. The law firm also specializes in assisting start-up businesses in Africa. The firm similarly has a strong presence in the continent’s Oil and Energy sector.