5th Floor, The Octagon
13A, A.J. Marinho Drive
Victoria Island, Lagos, 106104


+234 1 271 2810

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Oghogho Akpata
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Deputy Managing Partner: Chike Obianwu
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers : 150+
Number of partners : 22

Project finance
Templars are very skilled and knowledgeable of the particular nuances of project finance and energy project development. They provide the borrower with sufficient advisory services and insight on the relevant requirements for energy project financing.”

Obianuju Ifebunandu
Very in-depth and knowledgeable of project finance.”

Dayo Okusami
“A finance guru and expert.

Olaotan Oyekan
Very responsive and takes charge of interfacing with lenders.

TEMPLARS is a foremost integrated full-service commercial law firm. With offices in key commercial centres in Nigeria and Ghana i.e., Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Accra, the firm is strategically placed to offer quality legal services to clients across the length and breadth of these countries.

At TEMPLARS, our strengths lie in our coverage of diverse legal fields as well as our familiarity with the major sectors of the Nigerian and Ghanaian economy. Not only are we well acquainted with domestic and international business transactions, typically involving strategic alliances and complex business arrangements, our lawyers work daily with all kinds and sizes of businesses, to structure, negotiate and document their transactions.

We have built a reputation for understanding each client’s peculiar business needs and applying legal principles to craft workable solutions to meet those business objectives.

Our lawyers are trained to diagnose business problems from a commercial perspective and don the lawyer's hat to implement business-savvy legal solutions.

We assist our clients to analyse the risks involved in their transactions; and we mitigate and hedge against those risks by deploying or devising appropriate risk management tools.

Consistent with our commercial approach in the service of our clients, we constantly employ cost-effective procedures in the pursuit of each mandate.

Banking & Finance
Chike Obianwu

Banking & Finance
Zelda Akindele

Zelda Akindele

Corporate & Commercial
Ijeoma Uju

Dispute Resolution
Adewale Atake, SAN

Dispute Resolution
Godwin Omoaka, SAN, FCIArb

Energy & Natural Resources
Dayo Okusami

Energy & Natural Resources
Yemisi Awonuga

Investigations, White Collar and Compliance (IWC)
Emmanuel Gbahabo

Investigations, White Collar and Compliance (IWC)
Inam Wilson, SAN

Media, Entertainment, Technology and Intellectual Property (METI)
Dayo Okusami

Media, Entertainment, Technology and Intellectual Property (METI)
Ijeoma Uju

Mergers & Acquisitions
Chike Obianwu

Mergers & Acquisitions
Zelda Akindele

Igonikon Adekunle

Sesan Sulaiman

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  • 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

The Octagon, 13A, A. J. Marinho Drive, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria
+234 201 515 5890
+234 201 279 9396

6, Usuma Close, Off Gana Street, Maitama, Abuja, Nigeria
+ 234 209 291 1760

Port Harcourt
28 Tombia street, GRA, Phase 2, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
+234 816 558 4491

1 Labone Link ,GL-027-0268, Labone, Accra, Ghana
+233 504 901 281