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Who we are

Templars is a full service law firm with the know-­how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment.

With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos and Abuja, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.

The Templars ethos is predicated on our dedication to meeting the commercial objectives of our clients while providing qualitative legal services.

As a team, we assist our clients in analyzing the risks involved in their transactions; and we mitigate and hedge those risks by strategising different types of risk management tools.

At Templars, we pride ourselves on our sector strengths which cover diverse areas of the law including Corporate and Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources, Telecommunications.

What we do

At Templars, we pride ourselves on our sector strengths which cover diverse areas of the law including Corporate and Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources, Telecommunications, Foreign Investment, Banking & Finance, Shipping and Maritime, Aviation, Taxation, Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Project Finance.

The partners and associates of the firm belong to various internationally recognized professional bodies including the International Bar Association (Energy Law, Shipping and Maritime,) as well as the Telecommunication Lawyers Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and Chartered Institute of Taxation, to mention a few. Membership in these associations affords us the opportunity to liaise with other members of the profession, thereby allowing us to develop the capabilities of the firm.

 

We cover

Corporate and Commercial

Energy and Natural Resources

Telecommunications

Foreign Investment

Banking & Finance

Shipping and Maritime

Aviation

Taxation

Commercial Litigation

Dispute Resolution

Project Finance

At Templars we cut through complexity to provide clear, precise and insightful answers. We balance the big picture with what our clients need to know. We think ahead and anticipate issues before they become problems. And we apply our passion for the law and our interest in the world at large for the benefit of clients, colleagues and the wider community.

Client Commitment

We are committed to client care and developing long-term relationships. To this end, a Partner will take overall responsibility for client relationship in order to ensure that expectations are met.

On receiving instructions, we will constitute an appropriate team to carry out the instructions; bearing in mind the level of seniority and areas of expertise needed to do the job in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Whatever the issue, our approach is always based on commercial realism. Templars offers clients more than just legal advice. We develop a real understanding of the sectors and markets in which our clients work. We understand the commercial factors affecting their businesses and provide qualitative commercial solutions to help them achieve their business objectives.

It is also the practice of the firm to bring to the attention of our clients all new laws and regulations that would influence their business in Nigeria as soon as these are promulgated and / or enacted. Our regular newsletters in the relevant sectors are also forwarded to our clients.

Our clients

Our practice is structurally divided between litigation/arbitration and advisory work. We are well versed in domestic and international business transactions involving the formation of multinational strategic alliances and business arrangements.

Over the years, we have served as advisers to individuals and organisations in need of an indigenous firm with high international standards. As a result of the calibre of services we provide, we are highly sought after by prospective clients requiring unique solutions to legal and related problems.

Our Awards

Managing Partner of the Year
– Law Digest Africa Awards (2016)

Energy Team of the Year
– ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2016)

Mergers and Acquisitions Team of the Year
– ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2016)

Banking and Finance Team of the Year
– Law Digest Africa Awards (2016)

Project Finance Team of the Year
– ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2016)

Power, Energy and Natural Resource Team of the year
– Law Digest Africa Awards (2016)

Oil and Gas Team of the Year
– ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2016)

Law Firm of the year
– ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2015)

Capital Markets Team of the Year
ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2015)

Power & Natural Resources Team of the Year
Law Digest Africa Awards (2015)

Project Finance Team of the Year
ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2015)

Corporate Restructuring Team of the Year
ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2015)

Banking and Finance Team of the Year
ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2014)

 

Our Reputation

What they say about us

“Very good and competent firm accustomed to international clients.”

“They have been very uniform and demonstrated legal diligence.

“We are extremely impressed.”

“Impressive, long-standing outfit. Very active and proactive. An ambitious and successful firm.”

“We hold them in high regard. They are very thorough and careful in the advice they provide.”

“Ultimately a formidable team.”

“An impressive outfit.”

“They added an extra degree of gravitas and argument to our proceedings.”

“A talented group of lawyers.”

– Chambers Global Guide to the Legal Profession, 2016 edition

 

 

“very professional”, with a “sound knowledge of the legal implication of issues and paid required attention to details”

– IFLR 1000, 2016 edition

“Templars has established itself as one of the regular top firms for Oil and Gas work, M&A, and private equity transactions especially’’.

“The firm has a top notch capital markets, project finance and banking practice which wins it roles on of the country’s biggest projects’’

“Clients recommend the firm as a “tried and tested’’ team for private equity work’’

– IFLR 1000, 2015 edition

 

Templars is one of the market’s most active firms in the energy and infrastructure space when it comes to oil and gas, power, telecoms and general infrastructure.

In terms of practice areas, the team covers the whole spectrum, from M&A, financing and project development to disputes.
– IFLR 1000, 2014 edition

careers

Careers

At Templars, we have a strong entrepreneurial ethos. We reward initiative, ideas and hard work and offer career options through our varied practice groups.

Though we encourage and imbibe the culture of hard work, we also believe that time must be made out for relaxation and human relations outside the office environment. To this end we organize social outings once a month when all the lawyers (partners included) socialize and freely discuss issues in a relaxed atmosphere.

Each lawyer is placed under the close supervision of a partner and personal development is encouraged through participation in a range of courses, seminars, lectures and workshops.

We welcome applications from hardworking and self-motivated lawyers who want to be part of a leading law firm.  To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to careers@templars-law.com.

Our Alumni Network

We are pleased to welcome you to Templars Alumni Platform (TAP), where past and present lawyers of Templars engage. In its wider sense, TAP serves as an intellectual community of people interested in industry-related insight, commentary and analysis – with a bit of the Templars culture!

Our alumni network aims to reconnect you with your former colleagues, while keeping you updated on the latest Templars news and events.

As a Templars alumnus, we invite you to register.