Zion Adeoye has been named Managing Director (MD) of Centurion Law Group.
Mr. Adeoye, an oil and gas specialist with a focus on energy law and finance has played a significant role at the firm in the last few years as key advisor on over 25 oil and gas investments, in 12 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Adeoye will take up the new role with immediate effect and he will be based at the firm’s headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
“Centurion has seen formidable increase in energy deals on the African continent – owing to our growing clientele and incredibly talented team. Zion has exemplified and ‘role-modelled’ the very finest of the attributes to which we aspire to as lawyers and, as colleagues. I believe his thoughtful, disciplined but down to earth style is going to serve him and the firm well.” NJ Ayuk, CEO, Centurion Law Group said in a statement.
On his part, the new Centurion Law MD expressed enthusiasm in taking up the new role.
“It is an honour to be trusted with bolstering the firm’s efforts as we continue to advise on some of Africa’s biggest oil and gas deals, ensuring that Energy agreements of our generation translate into policies which will ensure real growth opportunities for years to come. This new decade and beyond will be definitive for the continent and it is our passion to make sure that Africa’s local private sector takes its rightful place at the forefront of Africa’s economic development,” Mr. Adeoye commented.
Mr. Adeoye holds an LLB from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and is currently undertaking an MBA in International Oil and Gas Management at the University of Dundee, Scotland. He was recently awarded an ESQ 40 under 40 Lawyer award at the Nigerian Rising Stars Award, for shaping the future of the legal profession in Nigeria and on the continent.
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