Templars

Nigeria

Address:
5th Floor, The Octagon
13A, A.J. Marinho Drive
Victoria Island, Lagos
Nigeria

+234 1 46 11 890; +234 1 46 11 290 - 94

+234 1 271 2810


Quick facts:

Other offices: Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo
Jurisdictions admitted: Nigeria, England & Wales, New York
Partners: 15
Other fee earners: 90


Managing Partner:
Oghogho Akpata 
Ogh.akpata@templars-law.com

Partner, & Head of Finance Practice:
Chike Obianwu 
Chike.obianwu@templars-law.com

Templars Partners:

  • Oghogho Akpata
  • Olumide Akpata
  • Adewale Atake
  • Chike Obianwu
  • Godwin Omoaka
  • Emmanuel Gbahabo
  • Inam Wilson
  • Dayo Okusami
  • Isaac Dipo Komolafe
  • Igonikon Whyte
  • Zelda Akindele
  • Ijeoma Uju
  • Desmond Ogba
  • Yemisi Awonuga

Templars is consistently rated as one of the leading and best organised full service commercial law firms in Nigeria. The firm’s clients include some of Nigeria’s largest banks, conglomerates, infrastructure developers, gencos, discos and telcos as well as leading international funds and financial institutions, energy firms, hotel chains, shipping companies and investors. 

Templars is renowned for its business savvy and problem-solving approach to legal analysis. It is also highly rated for its role as counsel in some of the largest E&P deals, international commercial arbitrations, power projects and securities offerings in Nigeria.

  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Taxation
  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • PPP/PFI
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Trade finance

  • Merger of Access Bank and Diamond Bank
  • Seplat Petroleum’s US$350m debut Eurobond
  • Eurobond Issuances by UBA plcFidelity Bank plc and IHS Towers
  • Shell/NNPC JV US$500m field development financing 
  • The US$1.34b financing and development of the Lekki Deep Sea Port
  • IFC Consortium on the up to US$1.2b financing for the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer
  • American Tower Company’s US$1.05b acquisition of 4,800 telecommunications towers from Bharti Airtel 
  • Azura Power on the development and financing of the pathbreaking 459MW Azura Edo IPP

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Aviation
  • Automotive
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities