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9 October 2020



Templars Senior Associate, Modupe Dabiri; and Associates, Bernard Ehigiamusor and Ojonugwa Ichaba have been recognized as ‘’Rising Stars’’ by the IFLR 1000 in the 30th Edition Rankings.

The IFLR1000 evaluates and ranks lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work, client feedback, and peer feedback. The rising star category recognizes outstanding young lawyers – deemed the  ‘Ones to watch’ – whose legal accomplishments are being noticed, and are building their reputations in their respective markets.

About our recognized Lawyers

Dupe is a Senior Associate in the Finance and Energy & Projects Practice Groups.

She has extensive experience advising a broad range of clients including project sponsors, corporates, banks, funds, multilaterals and other financial institutions on diverse transactions including project and structured finance, natural resources, energy and other infrastructure projects development, banking transactions, corporate restructuring and insolvency, concessions and Islamic finance.

Earlier in the year, she was also recognized as a Rising Star in the 2020 Edition of the Legal 500.

 

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Bernard is an Associate in the Finance and Energy & Projects Practice Groups.

He has extensive experience in the commercialization of hydrocarbons and all aspects of the oil and gas value chain in Nigeria. In this light, Bernard has advised on project structuring and review of project documentation including EPC contracts, feedstock supply and offtake agreements and operations and management agreements.

In addition to his projects experience, Bernard also actively participates in project finance transactions, advising project companies, sponsors and lenders on market leading transactions.

Bernard holds a first-class law degree from the University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom and a Master of Laws Degree in Oil and Gas Law from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.

 

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Ojonugwa is an Associate in the Finance and Energy & Projects Practice Groups.

She has extensive experience in project finance, corporate finance, M&A and capital markets.  She regularly advises project sponsors, commercial banks, development finance institutions and other financiers on the financing and development of projects. Nugwa also advises on cross-border and domestic corporate restructurings and M&A transactions within a variety of sectors.

Prior to Templars, she had gained experience in the Management Consulting Unit of a ‘’big four’’ firm in Nigeria.