Compliance, Investigations and White-Collar Defence

We offer our clients risk assessment and compliance advisory services based on their individual needs and we help them to formulate and put in place effective compliance programs.

We conduct internal investigations into allegations of misconduct for our multinational clients and their Board of Directors.

We counsel and represent clients, their officers and employees facing criminal investigations, regulatory investigations, and sanctions and debarment investigations by multilateral development finance institutions. We assist our clients to anticipate potential prosecution and adequately respond to the allegations.

We are highly experienced in representing clients in multi-jurisdictional investigations involving MLAT requests.

We prepare and represent Client’s officers and employees before legislative oversight investigations and hearings.

Our team has significant experience in advising on a broad range of criminal legislations including Nigeria’s Advance Fee and Other Related Offences Act, the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act,  the Code of Conduct  Bureau and Tribunals Act, the Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Act, and other foreign legislations which may affect our client’s operations in Nigeria such as the UK’s Bribery Act, the  Proceeds of Crime Act and US’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Templars is equipped with a team of highly experienced white-collar crime defence litigators.  Our white collar defence litigators represent clients in all state and federal courts and on appeals all the way to the Supreme Court of Nigeria.


Oghogho Akpata, Partner

Inam Wilson, Partner