TEMPLARS is a leading integrated full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria. Established in 1995, Templars has evolved into a prominent commercial law firm, with over 70 lawyers including 10 partners and with offices in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt. The firm prides itself on the breadth of experience and the outstanding legal knowledge its lawyers bring to bear – in both domestic and international business transactions. With strengths in diverse legal fields and in major sectors of the Nigerian economy, the firm’s clients include some of Nigeria’s largest banks, conglomerates, infrastructure developers, power generation companies, power distribution companies, telecommunications companies as well as leading international funds and financial institutions, energy firms, hotel chains, shipping companies and investors. Templars has also advised on many of the trail-blazing M&A transactions implemented in Nigeria and has acted as counsel in some of the largest E&P deals, international commercial arbitrations, and power projects and securities offerings in Nigeria.
Templars has consistently maintained rankings in the top-tiers among the leading legal service providers by international reputable legal directories including IFLR 1000, Chambers Global and The Legal 500. The firm was ranked the Mergers and Acquisitions Team; and the Oil and Gas Team of the Year by the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards (2016). It was also ranked the Banking and Finance Team and the Power, Energy and Natural Resource Team of the Year by the Law Digest Africa Awards (2016) amongst a myriad of other awards and recognitions.