Temple Ezebuike is a key Associate in the Firm’s Energy & Natural Resources practice group. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and is admitted to practise law in Nigeria. Prior to joining Templars, he worked as a Senior Legal Officer in a renowned cross-border power development company that is headquartered in Nigeria.
He has extensive experience advising a broad range of clients including project developers, sponsors, government entities, financiers, and contractors in connection with significant energy and other infrastructure-related developments and investments.
A Selection Of Relevant Experience
- Advising Lamp Turnkey Project Limited in respect of the development of a 9MW independent power project (IPP) for the Lagos Blue Rail Mass Transit System.
- Advising UTM Offshore Limited on the development of Nigeria’s first floating liquified natural gas facility (FLNG).
- Advising Rack Centre on the development of its phase I (3M) & 2 (20MW) dedicated power plants to serve its data center operations in Nigeria.
- Advising Sun Africa (a leading solar energy infrastructure developer across Africa) on the development of 961 MWp solar projects and 443 MWh of utility-scale Battery Energy Storage Systems across Nigeria.
- Advising Engie Energy Access on the indirect divestment of its interest in its Nigerian subsidiary, Engie Energy Access Nigeria Limited, currently operating and/or developing a portfolio of hybrid solar mini-grid assets across Nigeria.
- Advised a Singaporean energy entity in connection with the proposed US$100 million development of a liquified petroleum gas (LPG) terminal and wholesale LPG entity at an Oil & Gas free trade zone in Nigeria.
- Advised the Oyo State Government on the procurement and development of a 11MW hybrid power plant with solar components to service key government utilities and ringfenced areas of the State Capital.
- Advising Mota Engil Nigeria and Africa Finance Corporation on the value-added concession under the Federal Government Highway Development And Management Initiative in connection with the development, operation, maintenance and management of certain Federal Highways in Nigeria.
- Advising a Consortium with respect to the acquisition of up to 60% equity stake in an electricity distribution company in Southern Nigeria.
- Advising Skipper T&D DMCC on the development and financing of multiple grid-connected 20 x 100MWpv solar power projects across the 19 Northern States and the Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) of Nigeria.
- Advised Elektron on the equity investment by ARM-Harith Infrastructure Fund Limited in Elektron’s Mauritian subsidiary for the development/ expansion of independent power projects in Nigeria.