Nadine Tinen

Nadine Tinen is a territory Senior Partner for PwC Subsaharan Francophone Africa with more than 20 years of experience. She began her career in 1996 at PwC Cameroon and was admitted as a partner 10 years later. In 2010, she took over the Firm’s Cameroon practice and, in 2014, joined the Leadership Team for PwC Sub-Saharan Francophone Africa as Tax & Legal Leader, responsible for legal and tax advisory services.

Expertise in numerous sectors: public sector, telecommunications, energy and utilities and industry.

Nadine Tinen is a graduate of the University of Bourgogne (Dijon), where she earned a DESS postgraduate diploma in tax law, a Magistère specialised postgraduate diploma in corporate law, tax and accounting and an international diploma in European tax law (Diplôme International de Droit Fiscal Européen).

Nadine is also a CEMAC-certified tax lawyer (Conseil Fiscal Agréé CEMAC) and a member of the Cameroon Association of Tax Lawyers (Ordre National des Conseils Fiscaux).

Firm Overview:

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SOLEGE, LIMITADA

SOLEGE, LIMITADA was established in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, in 2005, being a Miranda Alliance member for more than a decade. Over the years, SOLEGE and MIRANDA have jointly assisted international clients in connection with a significant number of projects and transactions related to Equatorial Guinea.

The firm’s lawyers are fluent in Spanish and English, among other languages, and are able to advise clients on all areas of business law. Alongside a deep understanding of corporate and commercial issues, the firm has unrivalled expertise in the oil & gas sector – which activity underpins the Equatorial Guinea economy.

SOLEGE, LIMITADA is highly ranked by the leading international directories, including Chambers Global (Band 1), which in 2018 says:

A top-drawer firm acting on the full spectrum of business law mandates, including commercial transactions, labour matters and regulatory advice. The team displays formidable expertise in the oil and gas sector and is frequently instructed by overseas clients on significant projects, including construction and infrastructure mandates. The group is also well versed in banking, TMT, environment and tax matters, and is equally equipped to handle contentious work.

In 2017 Chambers Global Said:

“Esteemed full-service firm with a highly regarded team. It is routinely retained to assist overseas clients from the US, European and Asian markets. It is noted for its oil and gas sector expertise, with broad industry involvement in banking and telecommunications as well as the construction and infrastructure sectors. Tax and litigation matters are other areas of notable strength. It is acknowledged for its active presence in the sector, with sources stating: “The lawyers at this firm are good and have a promising career ahead.”

NJ Ayuk JD, MBA

NJ Ayuk is the Chief Executive Officer of Centurion. His experience includes 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, negotiations, governance and other matters. He also frequently advises International oil companies, governments, oil service companies, financial institutions, development banks and construction firms in Equatorial Guinea and Sub Saharan Africa.

He is particularly active in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of petroleum, mining, LNG, and other natural resource projects in Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Chad, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique, Angola, Congo and other Sub-Saharan countries. His experience has included PSCs, JOA, service agreements, concessions, oil-field service and drilling contracts, licensing and pipeline and marine transportation issues, including the sale and transportation of LNG.

Drawing from his past experience from his job with the United Nations, he continuously advises governments on judicial modernization, rule of law issues, training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers in Equatorial Guinea, Chad, South Sudan, Uganda and Niger on a pro bono basis.

He regularly participates in industry-specific conferences and seminars as speaker and moderator. He graduated from University of Maryland College Park and earned a Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in the United States. He further holds an MBA from the New York Institute of Technology.

He is an active member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN), the Institute for Energy Law (IEL) and the Petroleum Joint Venture Association (PJVA).

He is recognized as a leading oil & gas lawyer by the International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers, and chambers and partners, recognized him as “important player” and a “tremendous resource” an acknowledgement bestowed upon him by his peers in the industry.

Firm Overview:

Centurion Law Group is a pan-African corporate law conglomerate. Operating at the cutting edge of business practices today, Centurion stands ready to provide outsourced legal representation and a full suite of legal services to new, expanding and established corporations.

From our headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, and from our offices in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea; Accra, Ghana; and Douala, Cameroon, we specialise in assisting clients that are starting or growing a business on the continent. We navigate the regulatory environments of Africa’s different legal jurisdictions to make sure that you can do business efficiently and successfully.

Across Africa, Centurion provides a service tailored to your operating environment, the nature and structure of your business, your level of risk tolerance, and your overall objectives. Our alternative billing arrangements provide our clients with a greater degree of certainty about their legal costs.

Centurion is committed to the highest ethical standards and we recognize that our firm must take a leadership role in the legal profession in Africa. Wherever we work, we strive to be actively involved in business and community organizations and to maintain our visibility as lawyers and as members of our communities. Our personal and corporate charitable activities contribute meaningfully to our communities.