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Desmond is a Partner in our Finance & Projects practice Groups.
He graduated with First Class Honours from the Nigerian Law School, holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Ebonyi State University and has extensive experience advising project sponsors, borrowers, corporates, banks, funds and other financial institutions on diverse transactions including project finance, power projects and other infrastructure development, strategic investments, international capital markets issuances, structured finance and corporate finance.
Before joining Templars, he was a finance & projects associate at the Lagos-based firm of G. Elias & Co and a visiting associate at the London offices of Latham & Watkins, LLP under the International Lawyers for Africa secondment programme.
He is ranked in a number of international legal directories including IFLR 1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and Chambers Global Guide to the Legal Profession with clients and other independent sources describing him as “…a good problem solver and very client oriented” and as “very effective… strong and bright”.