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

+234 1 270 3982; +234 1 279 9396

+234 1 271 2810

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Other offices: Abuja, Port Harcourt, Uyo
Jurisdictions admitted: Nigeria, England & Wales, New York
Partners: 15
Other fee earners: 75

Managing Partner and Head, Energy and Projects: 
Oghogho Akpata 
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Partner, & Head of Finance Practice:
Chike Obianwu 
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Templars Partners:

Oghogho Akpata
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Olumide Akpata
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Adewale Atake
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Chike Obianwu
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Godwin Omoaka
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Emmanuel Gbahabo
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Inam Wilson
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Dayo Okusami
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Dipo Komolafe
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Desmond Ogba
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Igonikon Adekunle
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Zelda Akindele
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Ijeoma Uju
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Yemisi Awonuga
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Sadiku Ilegieuno
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TEMPLARS is one of the foremost and largest full-service law firms in Nigeria. With over 90 Lawyers including 15 partners, and offices in key commercial centres in Nigeria, we are strategically placed and fully equipped to help clients navigate the peculiar challenges of the Nigerian business environment.

At Templars, our strengths lie in our coverage of diverse legal fields as well as our familiarity with the major sectors of the Nigerian economy. We are we well acquainted with domestic and international business transactions typically involving strategic alliances and complex business arrangements.

We pride ourselves on the commercial astuteness of our lawyers; and their practical, risk-conscious and solution-focused approach to legal practice, working daily with all kinds and sizes of businesses, to structure, negotiate and document their transactions. 

Our clients include some of Nigeria’s largest banks, conglomerates, infrastructure developers, Power Generation Companies, Power Distribution Companies, Telecommunications companies as well as leading international funds and financial institutions, energy firms, hotel chains, shipping companies and investors. Templars 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
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Trade finance


Energy & Projects: 
Oghogho Akpata 
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Chike Obianwu 
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Corporate  Commercial
Olumide Akpata
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Dispute Resolution
Adewale Atake,SAN
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Dipo Komolafe
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  • Diamond Bank plc on its merger with Access Bank plc to form Africa’s largest retail bank.
  • Eurobond Issuances by Seplat Petroleum Development Company plc, UBA plc, Fidelity Bank plc and IHS Towers
  • Shell, Total and NNPC on a US$ 1billion pre-export financing for field development works. 
  • The Sponsors and their Project Company on the US$1.34 billion financing and development of the Lekki Deep Sea Port project.
  • IFC Consortium on the up to US$1.2 Billion financing for the Indorama Eleme Fertilizer
  • Azura Power on its US$1 billion financing and development of a pioneering project-financed 459MW IPP. 
  • NSIA and Julius Berger as sponsors on the development of the U$1 billion Second Niger Bridge and Toll Road project.
  • American Tower Corporation on its US$1.05 billion acquisition of 4800 telecoms towers from Airtel

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  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
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  • 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
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