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6 April 2022



TEMPLARS wins three awards at the Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa Awards 2021 & 2022 completing a trifecta of awards (2020, 2021 & 2022) after winning the Corporate Debt Deal of the Year and Local Currency Bond Deal of the Year in the 2020 awards.

TEMPLARS advised First Bank of Nigeria on a $350m Senior Unsecured Bond which won the International Bank/FI Bond Deal of the Year for the year 2021 and also advised Access Bank on a $500m Perpetual NC5.25 Bond which won the International Bank/FI Bond Deal of the Year for the year 2022.

The firm also received the award for the Structured Loan Deal of the Year 2022, where TEMPLARS served as Counsel to the African Natural Resources & Mines Limited (ANRML) on a N83.1bn Syndicated Term Loan within the differentiated cash reserve regime of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Real Sector Support Facility.

These back-to-back awards recognize TEMPLARS market leading position advising on capital market transactions and bond issuances out of Nigeria.