Centurion LLP – Associate Position

Centurion LLP welcomes candidates with intellectual inquisitiveness, dedication to working to promote the public good, and professionalism.

While the firm’s practice areas might qualify us for an oil and gas and corporate law firm, classification, we dislike labels. We prefer to think of ourselves as a firm with a very significant concern for the public interest, and this concern affects our client representations and policies. Our practice involves counseling and litigation on behalf of publicly-owned clients before Equatorial Guinea’s regulatory commissions, agencies and courts, and arbitration panels.
We embrace diversity in thought and background, and we actively seek candidates dedicated to integrity, superior performance and serving the public interest. We believe in providing opportunities for personal and professional growth, a variety of compelling work, and a positive, collaborative environment

Job Description:
The Centurion LLP Foreign Associate Program is designed to introduce law degree candidates or recipients to the firm’s practice areas (Oil and Gas, International Litigation, Mining, International Business transaction, Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility, Public Policy & Legislative, Telecommunications, Transportation, and Commercial Litigation), our approach to quality legal representation, and our culture. Associates are intricately involved with the firm’s cases and fully utilize their skills in our challenging work environment. Specific responsibilities include: 1) legal research, analysis and writing in a variety of subject areas, particularly International and national Oil and gas and Mining regulation, Affirmative Action Strategy of indigenous Africans in the oil and gas industry, legislative representation, negotiating production sharing contracts and licensing of petroleum equipment, telecommunications, and transportation; 2) drafting memos, briefs and other pleadings, including before federal and state administrative agencies, and federal and state courts; 3) client contact and participation in case strategy discussions; 4) assisting with discovery and trial preparation; 5) monitoring legislation in the areas of energy, environment and transportation; 6) assisting on pro bono matters; A number of educational and social events, generally involving all firm personnel (not just attorneys), round out the Centurion LLP Foreign Associate Program.

The Associate will also work with the Minister of Justice and the United Nations Mission of Equatorial Guinea to develop capacity on Human Rights issues and design training programs on Rule of Law issues.

Location: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. There will be possible travel to other countries like Ghana (Accra), South Africa (Cape Town), Spain, China, London (London) and Russia (Russia).

Contact Information (for questions or to send résumé and cover letter):
Jessi Rajtar
jessi.rajtar@centurionlawfirm.com

NJ Ayuk
njayuk@centurionlawfirm.com