NJ Ayuk is a reputable attorney who offers his services through the Centurion Law Group, where he is a managing partner. The Centurion Law Group focuses on the extractive, financial, and energy sectors.
As a litigator, Ayuk has overseen negotiations involving natural resource projects in Africa. He has also structured some of these negotiations and overseen the implementation phase. Due to his prominence as an attorney, governments and local and international corporations usually seek his advice on different matters. For instance, Oranto Petroleum sought his advice on whether they should invest in oil blocks strategically located in Niger.
About NJ Ayuk
Before Ayuk became a lawyer, he had a construction job. He has also worked as a cleaner in hotels before. One of the lessons he got from these jobs was the importance of quality customer service. Such lessons have come in handy and have played a key role in his success as a lawyer.
How did NJ Ayuk become such a prominent attorney at a tender age? For starters, he got some mentorship from Dr. Ron Walters. His mentor taught him that a lawyer is supposed to be a social engineer instead of a parasite. Fortunately, Ayuk heeded the lessons from his mentor, and he has been serving the community diligently by utilizing his knowledge and resources to empower the people around him.
The sole reason why Ayuk is focused on the energy sector is because he noted Africa has numerous natural resources, but most of them usually go to waste. Why? Because the majority of the communities lack access to education despite having access to valuable natural resources. Africans are not also included in the deal-making process.
As an attorney, Ayuk has seen it fit to intervene. Why? Because he feels the need to ensure that Africans are included in such opportunities that are supposed to bring forth economic empowerment.
Initially, NJ Ayuk wasn’t conversant with the energy sector. However, he was focused on putting his business and legal education to good use. Since the oil and gas sector has few Africans, Ayuk knew he was simultaneously an opportunity and a risk. However, he was focused on competing and emerging a winner.
Numerous oil companies were taking advantage of African governments and business firms. Ayuk was focused on ensuring that such tendencies would cease.
About Centurion Law Group
Ayuk founded Centurion Law Group because he wanted to bring an end to the economic injustice taking place in Africa. Besides formulating contracts, Ayuk also saw it fit to become an entrepreneur since he already had an MBA, which means he understood the business world to an extent.
When handling matters pertaining to oil and gas, Ayuk noted that the Africans negotiating some of these huge deals were few. Most of the energy firms in Africa would only work with American and European companies. In the process, they would be exploited. Fortunately, Ayuk was eager to learn about the oil and gas sector to make a positive difference. He encountered some challenges; however, Ayuk was steadfast and managed to achieve his goals.