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Publications

August 6, 2017

The National Petroleum Policy, 2017

Nigeria is the 13th largest producer of crude oil contributing circa 3% of the world’s production, and is also the 11th largest holder of proved oil reserves,....

July 13, 2017

Trademark Infringement – Suing for ‘passing-off’ in Nigerian courts

In Nigeria, the whole regime of Intellectual Property (IP) and the protection of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) is defined and regulated by several statute....

July 12, 2017

The National Gas Policy, 2017

Although Nigeria has been described as a gas province with proven reserves of 188 trillion cubic feet(tcf) of gas and an enviable position as the 9th largest ga....

June 29, 2017

Templars’ Lawyers provide key insights and contributions to GETTING THE DEAL THROUGH – Mergers & Acquisitions 2017 Publication

Partner, Olumide Akpata, Senior Associate, Oyeyemi Immanuel and Associate, Ojonugwa Ichaba were contributors to the Nigerian chapter of the recently published G....

June 1, 2017

From Ease of Doing Business to Ease in Accessing Credit

Thought Leadership: The drive of the Federal Government of Nigeria to facilitate the ease of doing business and guarantee easy access to credit for businesses (....

May 27, 2017

The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, 2017

Thought Leadership: In a much awaited development, after about a decade of the political twists and turns, the Nigerian Senate has on 25 May, 2017, approved the....

May 25, 2017

Towards a Competitive Electricity Market: The Berthing of Eligible Customers

Thought Leadership by: Desmond Ogba One overarching objective of the Electric Power Sector Reform Act, 2005 (the “EPRSA”) and the privatisation of the Niger....

May 20, 2017

Dematerialization of CCIs

Further to a circular issued by the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”) to Nigerian banks in June 2016 directing that all physical CCIs in respect of which the ....

May 20, 2017

The Ease of Doing Business Gets a Boost!

On 18 May 2017, the Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, GCON signed three executive orders aimed at facilitating the ease of doing business in....

April 24, 2017

Templars’ lawyer featured in Businessday Legal

Templars’ Associate Adenike Omirin was recently featured in a businessday newspaper article published on the 6th April 2017. Pg. 27. The article is titled The....

April 6, 2017

The Nigerian Economic Recovery & Growth Plan – A Renewed Hope For Revival?

  Summary:  Successive Nigerian governments have over the past decade-plus launched various renewals or recovery plans aimed at boosting or reforming the ....

April 5, 2017

Templars Lawyers provide Key Insights and Contributions to the Recently Published International Comparative Legal Guide to: Project Finance 2017.

Summary: Templars Senior Associate Oyeyemi Oke and Associate Mayowa Olugunwa were contributors to the Nigerian chapter of the recently published International C....

March 17, 2017

Templars Senior Associate Featured in Businessday Newspaper Article for Young Lawyers.

Templars Senior Associate Oyeyemi Immanuel was recently featured in a Businessday Newspaper article published on the 16th March 2017. Pg. 29. The article is tit....

March 15, 2017

Templars Partner and Chairman Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law Speaks to Thisday The Lawyer

Templars Partner and Chairman Nigerian Bar Association’s Section on Business Law, Olu Akpata was recently interviewed by Thisday Newspaper ahead of the sectio....

February 16, 2017

Client-Attorney Privilege in Nigeria. In-House Counsel: “Beware”. Corporations: “Take Heed”

This article seeks to provide a debate on privilege, particularly on client-attorney privilege, particularly in its application to in-house counsel under Nigeri....

February 15, 2017

Stabilisation Of An Economy In Recession: The Role Of Taxation Stakeholders.

Stabilisation Of An Economy In Recession: The Role Of Taxation Stakeholders. Economic Recession – Taxation as a survival roadmap. Click here to read full ....

January 24, 2017

FinTech in Nigeria: Enabling Growth through Regulation

The swiftly changing face of financial services comes with an urgent need for the regulator to catch up, if FinTech is to attain its maximum potential in Nigeri....

October 26, 2016

Highlights of FRCN’s Newly Released National Code of Corporate Governance

Pursuant to its powers under the Financial Reporting Council Act, the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria released a National Code of Corporate Governance 20....

July 11, 2016

The New Normal – The Nigerian Foreign Exchange & Fuel Crisis

Recent figures from the National Bureau of Statistics show that annual inflation in Nigeria is running at 15.6%, reaching a 6-year high. This hike in inflation ....

June 17, 2016

An Era of Change in the Nigerian Foreign Exchange Market

After prolonged waiting and speculation, the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria on June 15, 2016 finally announced far-reaching changes to the foreign exch....

June 14, 2016

Templars Managing Partner speaks to ‘The Lawyer’: Focus on Arbitration.

In a recent conversation with The Lawyer, our Managing Partner, Oghogho Akpata, offered his thoughts on the prospect of Nigeria as a leading hub for arbitration....

May 11, 2016

Law Digest: Cover interview with Managing Partner of Templars

  Managing Partner, Oghogho Akpata features on the cover of Law Digest Issue 10 (Spring 2016). His interview focuses on a career devoted to the legal profe....

April 6, 2016

Joint Tax Audits: Friend or Foe of the FIRS?

Thought Leadership by: Dipo Komolafe The current fall in global crude oil prices and the consequent decline in Federal government revenue have again highlighted....

January 29, 2016

Nigeria and United Arab Emirates Double Taxation Agreement: How Mutually Beneficial

JANUARY 26, 2016 NEWSLETTER Double  taxation  is  a  significant  and  oftentimes,  overriding  consideration  in the execution of many cross border tr....

September 22, 2015

Ministerial Consent for Release of Nigerian Oil Workers

  Ministerial Consent for Release of Nigerian Oil Workers: A Fine Line Between Meddlesome Interference and Protectionism. Thought leadership by Ijeoma Uj....

August 19, 2015

Why the Central Bank is Legally Wrong on Dollarisation

Why the Central Bank is Legally Wrong on Dollarisation. Click here to read more....

August 5, 2015

Trade Compliance: How to identify Customs and Supply Chain Risks

Trade Compliance: How to identify Customs and Supply Chain Risks when working with Agents and Customs Brokers  in Indonesia & Nigeria_The Nigerian Case Stu....

March 25, 2015

Employment relations in Emerging Economies: A Robust Legal Framework

Ijeoma Uju Managing Counsel, Templars recently attended an employment law session hosted by Lewis Silkin in the United Kingdom, along with other panellists, exp....

March 24, 2015

Templars Partner speaks to Thisday lawyer: “CBN should make haste to relax restrictions on utilisation of export proceeds.”

Finance and Corporate Law Partner, Chike Obianwu was recently interviewed by Thisday newspaper on a host of issues including the proposed demutualization of th....

Archive(Articles & Journals)

November 21, 2014

Oghogho Akpata Interviewed by Legal Business in Article on Africa’s Infrastructural Market

Oghogo Akpata, managing partner of Templars was recently quoted by Legal Business. Oghogho was interviewed in an article assessing African bellwether projects a....

May 19, 2014

Bribery and Major Misconduct: Limits, Restrictions and Exercise of Powers of the House of Representatives

The National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (“NASS”) which is comprised of the Senate and the House of Representatives (“HoR”) is vested wi....

May 21, 2013

Beating The System: Enforcement of Arbitral Awards Against State-Owned Entities

Written by Adewale Atake – Partner, Igonikon Whyte – Senior Associate, & Victor Okpara – Associate. Published in IFLR 2012 1st September, ....

Presentations

November 30, 2015

Highlights from the 7th Business Skills Workshop by Global Shapers Community

NOVEMBER; LAGOS – Templars Managing Counsel, Zelda Akindele, was a Facilitator at the 7th Business Skills Workshop on November 27, 2015 organised by the Globa....

September 16, 2015

Templars Partner speaks at the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) seminar on E-Fraud and the newly enacted Cybercrime Act.

LAGOS, Nigeria – August, 2015 –The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in conjunction with the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) recently held a seminar in La....

August 27, 2015

Templars Managing Partner speaks with the Global Business Report Connect Series on the oil & gas industry, expansion at Templars

    Since being established in 1995, Templars has grown to become one of the most renowned law firms in Nigeria. Could you start us off with an introd....

Press Releases

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August 6, 2017

Publications

The National Petroleum Policy, 2017

Nigeria is the 13th largest producer of crude oil contributing circa 3% of the world’s production, and is also the 11t....

July 18, 2017

Blog

Congratulations to the 2017 Set of Nigerian Law School Externs on the Completion of Mandatory Externship Programme

We are pleased to have graduated our 2017 set of Law School Externs! A key aspect of the mandatory vocational training f....

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