South Sudan “Open for Business” as First International Law Firm Enters Juba

  • Pan-African law group Centurion (www.CenturionLawFirm.com) and South Sudanese firm Awatkeer enter strategic alliance
  • Centurion is the first international law firm to establish a presence in Juba, plans to begin work with Awatkeer serving government, private and NGO clients immediately
  • Partners recognize the need for quality, pro-business legal services in South Sudan and the huge economic potential of the country

Pan-African legal services provider Centurion Law Group has signed a strategic alliance agreement with South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers. The partnership, signed on April 10, allows the firms to pool their collective networks, skills and expertise to serve businesses, government and non-governmental organizations in South Sudan. The agreement also includes training of South Sudanese lawyers using Centurion’s cutting edge legal technology platforms, as well as a joint marketing initiative.

Through this strategic alliance Centurion is the first international law firm to offer a full suite of legal services in South Sudan with local and international lawyers, combining the established local presence and network of Awatkeer with Centurion’s pan-African reach and respected energy practice group.

“We’re excited and proud to enter this new alliance with reputable Pan African brand like Centurion Law Group,” said Anuol Deng Kuoreng, Managing Partner of Awatkeer Law Chambers. “South Sudan’s economic potential is huge, and it’s through partnerships like this that we can advance a pro business agenda in our young nation. Quality legal services put us on an equal footing with neighboring East African countries and help us attract much needed investment.”

NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group, said “We have done some amazing deals in South Sudan and I believe we are teaming up with a very smart group of people that know the country well. They are driven, ambitious and at the top of their game and we are going to do some great projects that raise the bar in South Sudan. Our objective at Centurion is to help African businesses succeed and to promote investment across this great continent. South Sudan is open for business and we will be working tirelessly with Awatkeer to facilitate growth and promote the energy sector. We’ve built a successful, trusted model all over Africa and we are now bringing that to Juba in partnership with a local legal champion.”

Centurion Law Group is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Equatorial Guinea, Cameroon, Mauritius, and Ghana. Awatkeer Law Chambers was established in 2012 and has 17 lawyers based in Juba, South Sudan. Starting immediately, the firms will work together to bid on viable projects with prospective government, private sector and NGO clients.

Distributed by APO on behalf of Centurion Law Group.

Media contact:
NJ Ayuk, Chief Executive Officer
news@CenturionLawFirm.com

For more information about the Centurion team and the group’s practice areas and offices, visit www.CenturionLawFirm.com.

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DSRSG Humanitarian Press Conference

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and UNDP Resident Representative to South Sudan, Mr Eugene Owusu, will hold a press conference 19 April 2017.

The DSRSG will give an update on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and will take questions from the media.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Venue: Juba Conference room – Tomping
Time: 09:00 -10:00 am

Journalists are kindly asked to come with a valid press card/ID not later than 9:00 am.

For registration and further information regarding the event please contact:
Taban Kenyi, KenyiT@UN.org, +211912171681;
Mahmoud Garga, GargaM@UN.org, +211912170210.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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DSRSG Humanitarian Press Conference

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General (DSRSG), UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, and UNDP Resident Representative to South Sudan, Mr Eugene Owusu, will hold a press conference 19 April 2017.

The DSRSG will give an update on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and will take questions from the media.

Date: Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Venue: Juba Conference room – Tomping
Time: 09:00 -10:00 am

Journalists are kindly asked to come with a valid press card/ID not later than 9:00 am.

For registration and further information regarding the event please contact:
Taban Kenyi, KenyiT@UN.org, +211912171681;
Mahmoud Garga, GargaM@UN.org, +211912170210.

Distributed by APO on behalf of United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).

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Official Opening of the Luther Exhibition ‘Here I Stand’ On The Occasion Of The Reformation’s 500th Anniversary This Year

On 26th of April at 7pm the Luther exhibition ‘Here I stand’ will be officially opened at the Namibian Scientific Society by the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany, Christian Schlaga and the Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia, Burgert Brand. On the occasion of this year’s anniversary of the Reformation, the exhibition on the topic of Martin Luther’s statement ‘Here I Stand’ can be visited between the 26th of April and the 5th of May. During the opening event, Bishop Brand will present a lecture in which he will reflect on the historical and theological context of that statement and will try to show the relevance of this statement as a tool for reflection and further developing protestant thought.
Several posters will be exhibited touching on different themes, including the aspects Bishop Brand will present on the evening of the opening. On the one hand, the exhibition depicts the social and world order during Luther’s times, and on the other hand it explains how this order was affected by the Reformation. The Reformation itself is discussed in terms of its development and its origin in Martin Luther’s life.
The Reformation is a significant event of history that affected countries all over the world. As the 500th anniversary of Luther’s posting his 95 theses will be this year, the German Government supports various cultural projects worldwide which commemorate this important part of history. The posters of this project are funded by the German Federal Foreign Office which also finances the exhibition ‘Here I Stand’ in other parts of the world.
The Reformation has influenced the historical and social development of many countries, including Namibia. The focus of public attention this year will be on Namibia as it will host the General Assembly of the Lutheran World Federation, and Germany as the country of origin of Luther and other reformers, which will host the General Council of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

Distributed by APO on behalf of The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany – Windhoek.

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