Templars emerged as the best firm in the Banking and Finance category at the 2014 ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards, in a ceremony held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, on the 18th of September, 2014. The award was handed to Templars on the basis of their financing deal for Eko Atlantic City. Receiving the award on behalf of the firm were Desmond Ogba (Senior Associate) and Ijeoma Uju (Managing Counsel). Other nominees were Banwo & Ighodalo and Olaniwun Ajayi LP.