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CLG hires Namibian lawyer Rachel Mushabati As New Senior Associate

CLG has appointed Namibian lawyer Rachel Mushabati as Senior Associate, holding experience in governance support and legal advisory in the oil and gas industry.

Pan-African legal and business advisory group CLG – formerly Centurion Law Group – has appointed Namibian lawyer Rachel Mushabati as Senior Associate, as the firm solidifies its commitment to tackling complex legal issues across Africa’s oil and gas sector. Committed to supporting clients in developing Africa’s energy resources, the appointment aligns with the firm’s stated goal of consolidating its position as the leading legal practice and business advisor in the African energy space.

Mushabati holds demonstrated experience working in the oil and gas industry, having previously served as the Downstream Legal Advisor for Namibia’s national oil company (NOC) NAMCOR until March of this year. Prior to her appointment as Downstream Legal Advisor, Mushabati worked for the NOC as a legal assistant from January 2019 to February 2020. Mushabati holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Namibia, as well as a Certificate in Commercial and Contract Law from the University of Cape Town. She also holds a Certificate in Oil and Gas Industry Operations and Markets from Duke University and a Certificate in Negotiation, Mediation and Conflict Resolution from ESSEC Business School. In April 2024, Mushabati was admitted as a legal practitioner to the High Court of Namibia.

“The appointment of Rachel Mushabati as a Senior Associate at CLG speaks to her exceptional dedication, expertise and commitment to excellence. We look forward to her contributions to our clients and their activities across the energy sector, with a strong focus on Namibian and South African markets. Ms. Mushabati’s appointment reflects CLG’s pan-African reach and its transformation into the leading legal powerhouse on the continent,” said Zion Adoye, CEO of CLG.

Boasting a robust skill set that includes legal advice, research, writing, opinions and more, Mushabati’s experience in the African legal and contracts spaces serves as a significant contribution to the industry. Mushabati is based in Windhoek, Namibia and is an active and engaged player participating in the complex legal landscape of contract law in Africa’s oil and gas sector. Mushabati regularly participates in dialogues and discussions at energy events and summits throughout the continent, engaging in new connections while delving beneath the surface and providing valuable insights to industry clients. As such, her appointment as CLG’s Senior Associate is poised to build and maintain the firm’s relationships with corporations, financial institutions and governmental entities.

CLG has a long history of advising transformative oil and gas transactions across Africa, setting it apart as the leading law firm for the oil and gas industry. With extensive experience and deep-rooted technical expertise in the sector, CLG has a proven track record of providing top-tier legal services and strategic advice to clients across the energy spectrum. CLG continuous to advise most of the major companies and state entities in Africa involved in oil and gas exploration, oil field services, local content, FCPA, supply of drilling equipment and machinery, and maintenance operations, especially with the ongoing expansion in upstream and downstream activities. Now, with Mushabati joining as Senior Associate, the team is well-positioned to guide clients through complex regulatory landscapes, contractual negotiations and large-scale transactions.

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