Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Centurion Law Group and Sutter & Pearce sign strategic alliance agreement to share knowledge and cooperate in providing legal services

  • The partnership will create the largest Africa-based legal services provider in the Central African Republic, Congo and CR Congo region.
  • Parties will be able to leverage skills and expertise, expand capacity and increase client networks.
South Africa, June 22, 2016/ -- Centurion Law Group has entered a key strategic alliance with Republic of Congo-based law firm Sutter & Pearce. Together, the firms represent Central Africa’s leading Africa-based legal services provider. The agreement, signed May 25, will be a catalyst for both firms’ growth in Congo, DR Congo, Central African Republic (CAR) and other African markets.

Clients of both firms stand to gain from the new strategic alliance, with Centurion bringing its considerable pan-African resources and networks, particularly in the energy sector, and Sutter & Pearce providing extensive local knowledge in key petroleum markets, and over a decade of specialized experience in oil and gas law. The agreement is based on three key principles: sharing knowledge and resources; cooperating to offer legal services to Centurion’s clients in Congo, DR Congo and CAR; and expanding Sutter & Pearce’s practice through Centurion’s African network.

CEO of Centurion Law Group NJ Ayuk stated “Centurion stands for growth and partnership in Africa, and this new alliance with Sutter & Pearce promises mutual benefit for both parties, and greater capacity to serve clients from Bangui to Brazzaville, Pointe-Noire and Kinshasa.” He added “Just as we have done across Africa, we are committed to growing and developing our presence in key African markets for our clients. We are making a huge financial and technology investment into boosting capacities of African legal service providers. The CEMAC legal landscape is evolving and we will continue defying the odds and beating the doubters to write a new African chapter.” Richard Moulet, Managing Partner at Sutter & Pearce, said: “This is a momentous agreement and a win-win for both firms. Together, Sutter & Pearce and Centurion are building the most reputable and the leading legal services provider in this region.”