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Zion Adeoye and Oneyka Ojogbo become partners in Centurion Law Group

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo and Zion Adeoye have been promoted to the positions of partners and shareholders at the full-service pan-African law firm, Centurion Law Group. The firm specialises in energy and natural resources.

The promotion of Ojogbo and Adeoye, who are the first Africa-focused firm to list on the German Stock Exchange, is evidence of their leadership, legal expertise, and commitment to advancing sustainable development throughout the continent.

Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo has played a crucial role in Centurion’s success story by exhibiting outstanding legal insight and a thorough knowledge of the energy business in Africa. Her promotion to partner is a testament to her commitment and experience as she has a track record of offering customers strategic advice in difficult energy deals and projects. Ojogbo, a Columbia Law School alumnus, has practical expertise advising clients in the infrastructure, power, and energy industries.

2019 saw Ojogbo recruited to run the Frankfurt office of Centurion Law Group, where she managed a growing clientele in Germany and Western Europe. Ojogbo has provided customers with advice on the life cycle of projects in a variety of countries during the course of her career, including governments, financiers, project firms, and sponsors.

Her work has touched on a variety of industries and difficult deals. Ojogbo received the Private Practise Rising Star Award at the African Legal Awards in 2020 and was chosen as an advisory board member for the regulatory affairs committee of the African Energy Chamber. She soon received a promotion to Director at Centurion.

The honour of this promotion truly humbles me, says Oneyka Cindy Ojogbo. “I am appreciative of the opportunities it presents and eager to start this new chapter, serving our clients with the utmost commitment and excellence,” the speaker said.

Zion Adeoye, who has exhibited a relentless pursuit of excellence and made outstanding contributions to the firm’s expansion, is the managing director of Centurion Law Group. He has a wealth of knowledge in energy law and has been a key player in delivering successful solutions for clients all over the continent.

Adeoye graduated from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria with an LLB, the Columbia University in New York with an LLM, and the University of Dundee in Scotland with an MBA. He belongs to both the Association of Independent Petroleum Negotiators and the Nigerian Bar Association. He held a variety of positions before joining Centurion in 2017, including those at the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited, KPMG Nigeria, Terra Cotta Legal, Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Templars Law, and Transnational Energy Group. He also played a significant role in the rewriting of oil and gas laws in several African countries. At the Nigerian Rising Stars Awards, Adeoye also received the ESQ 40 under 40 Lawyer Award for his contributions to the nation’s legal profession.

Adeoye has worked at Centurion as a key advisor on numerous oil and gas ventures and has been a part of significant deals that have influenced the growth of the company. In addition to acknowledging his efforts and dedication to the company, Adeoye’s nomination as managing director in 2020 was motivated by the conviction that he would guide Centurion towards achieving its ambition of becoming the leading law firm in Africa.

“I am honoured by the appointment to the partnership and honoured to be a part of this outstanding group influencing the future of African legal practise. Zion Adeoye says, “I anticipate achieving considerably more with the company.

I’m excited to introduce Zion Adeoye and Oneyka Cindy Ojobo as partners and stockholders at Centurion Law Group. We anticipate their sustained contributions to our clients’ needs and the development of the African energy sector because of their remarkable dedication, knowledge, and commitment to quality, which have been essential to the firm’s success. They represent the firm’s future, and NJ Ayuk, the founder and CEO of Centurion Law Group and Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber, is convinced that their efforts will further solidify Centurion’s status as the continent’s top legal powerhouse.

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