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13 November 2017



Templars has once again been recognized as the grand winners at the ESQ Nigerian Legal awards which held on 12th November 2017 in Lagos. The firm picked up the star award for Law Firm of the Year 2017 (Big Practice) and also dominated in the categories for Banking and Finance team of the year and Capital Markets team of the year 2017. This makes it a brace for the firm as winners in all three categories since its inception in 2014.

Templars continues to demonstrate its position as a leading law firm in Nigeria and one which is at the forefront of innovation in many areas. The awards also endorse the firm’s capacity to set the benchmark for deal best practice within the market. As quoted by the ancient greek philosopher Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit”.

Templars’ Partner, Olumide Akpata who heads the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Practice and who led the team to the awards said “We are absolutely delighted to have been honored with these most important awards, especially as selected from an impressive list of law firms in the various categories. We particularly thank our clients for placing their trust in us to support them on ground-breaking transactions which continue to push the boundaries of innovation within the market”.

ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards is hosted by ESQ Legal Practice magazine to recognize, honor and celebrate outstanding law firms and legal professionals in Nigeria. The award recognizes novel deals/transactions across different sectors and the In-House team as well as the law firms who were involved in structuring the deals within an eighteen month period (January 2016 – June 2017).

Here are some pictures from the event