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9 September 2019



Templars is delighted to have been recognized as winners in two categories at the 2019 African Legal Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 6th September, 2019.

The firm won in the following categories and is the only Nigerian firm to win in the transactions categories:

• Property & Construction Team of the Year

• Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year

According to the organizers, the 2019 awards process witnessed over 50 African and International Law firms making the final shortlist.

The Property & Construction Team of the Year award was for our advice on the US$1.34 billion development and financing of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project while the Banking, Finance and Restructuring Team of the Year award was given for the US$1.2 billion financing for the expansion of Indorama Eleme Fertilizer Plant.

Speaking about the awards, Managing Partner, Oghogho Akpata said, “We are delighted to have won these categories against some very impressive competition from other leading African and International Law firms. This is a testament to the strength of the firm’s Banking & Finance and Projects practices. We appreciate our clients for trusting us with their large and important transactions. The firm will continue to deliver top-notch, responsive, innovative and practical legal solutions and services to all our clients across all practice areas.”

The African Legal Awards, the largest legal awards system, is hosted by Legal Week and the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA) and sets out to recognize exceptional achievement from within Africa’s legal community.