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27 September 2018



Press Release

Lagos

27 September 2018

Leading Nigerian law firm, Templars announces the re-engagement of Dayo Okusami as a Partner in its Energy & Projects Practice, effective Tuesday 2 October 2018.

Prior to rejoining Templars, he was an Executive Director with Zircon Marine, an indigenous oil service company providing Marine Logistics support to energy companies in Nigeria and the wider West Africa region.  Before Zircon Marine, Dayo was Group General Counsel and Company Secretary of Atlantic Energy, an upstream oil and gas company where he worked out of offices in Lagos, Zurich and London.

An exemplary alumnus of Templars, he joined the firm in 2005 and was made Partner in 2009. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Jos, Nigeria and a Masters of Laws in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of London.

A highly recognized and respected lawyer in the Energy & Projects space in the Nigerian market,  Dayo has built a sterling reputation as one of Nigeria’s leading oil and gas lawyers as endorsed by premier international directories ranking oil and gas lawyers including the “Legal 500” – The Clients Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms and Lawyers (2009 – 2012); the “International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers” (2010 & 2011) and the “IFLR 1000” – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms (2012). Dayo’s role as General Counsel has also been recognized by leading directory, The Corporate Counsel 100: Africa (2015); which identifies the most influential corporate legal advisers.

According to Managing Partner, Oghogho Akpata: “I am very pleased to welcome Dayo back to the Templars family. We are well aware of his impeccable capabilities which he demonstrated while with us and in other impressive capacities within the corporate space. I have no doubt that his return to the firm will further enrich our market-leading Energy & Projects practice and the great work that we do for our clients.”

Dayo stated: “I am excited to be back at Templars seven years (to the day) after joining the corporate world. I intend to use the experience and insights gained as a client from both the legal and business functions to serve our clients in providing them well-rounded legal and commercial advice.”

About Templars

Templars is one of the foremost and largest full-service commercial law firms in Nigeria. It is one of only three elite Nigerian law firms that have been consistently ranked in the highest tier of energy and projects firms for over 10 years. It regularly advises on project development, mergers and acquisitions, dispute resolution and finance on some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions in the Nigerian market.

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