A leading energy lawyer, NJ Ayuk has a keen understanding of the commercial objectives of his clients, which he uses to pursue successful outcomes vigorously. This African dude practises exclusively corporate and commercial law, particularly on transactions involving structuring, negotiation and implementation of petroleum, mining, LNG, and other natural resources. He has worked extensively in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Chad, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, Congo and other Sub-Saharan African countries; advising major companies on investment strategies, the establishment of joint ventures and cooperation structures, privatisation, licensing and related tax, OHADA, Equatorial Guinea law, oil and gas, local content, litigation, governance and other matters. His oil and gas expertise led him to co-author a book, Big Barrels—Africa’s oil and gas and the Quest for Prosperity, which chronicles Africa’s flashes of hope. Similarly, he has been highlighted as one of Africa’s leading oil and gas lawyer by the international Who’s Who of Oil and Gas Lawyers. Chambers and Partners also recognised him as an “important player” and a “tremendous resource.” NJ Ayuk, a graduate of University of Maryland, College Park and the New York Institute of Technology, is the partner responsible for coordinating one of Africa’s leading law firms.
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