African Energy Chamber, Nigeria
Mr. Ayuk concentrates particularly on the structuring, local content, documentation and negotiation of oil, gas and petrochemical transactions including, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, project development and financing.
His practice focuses on upstream, midstream and downstream transactions in the domestic and international energy sectors. His clients include oil and gas producers, operators, petrochemical manufacturers, oil field services companies and financing parties in the energy industry.
He has played a key role in negotiating and documenting the purchase and sale of upstream and midstream oil and gas assets, farmins, farmouts, volumetric production payments and other drilling fund and development dollar investment arrangements, as well as petrochemical project development, asset acquisition and divestiture and joint venture investments. Mr. Ayuk brings his understanding of energy issues to the table and helps clients to evaluate risks and opportunities in a transaction while pursuing their objectives.
He continuously advises government on judicial modernization, rule of law issues, training of judges, prosecutors and lawyers.
He regularly participates in industry-specific conferences and seminars as speaker and moderator.
He is recognized one of the world’s leading energy lawyers in 2016 Who's Who Legal: WWL says: NJ Ayuk is “a certain inclusion” according to clients, who praise his “outstanding work” relating to the structuring, negotiation and implementation of petroleum, mining and LNG projects. The Oil and Gas Year Publication recognized him as "a shrewd, street-smart, savvy dealmaker and major asset" and Chambers and Partners recognized him as an "important player" and a "tremendous resource"-an acknowledgement bestowed upon him by his peers in the industry. Forbes magazine name him on its list of Top 10 Most Influential Men in Africa in 2015 and he is a Global Shaper with the World Economic Forum.