Templars is a foremost, integrated full-service commercial law firm in Nigeria. Established in 1995, the firm has been at the forefront of remarkable domestic and international landmark transactions. It is one of the largest law firms in Nigeria by headcount with over 85 lawyers including 15 partners. With offices in Lagos and Abuja, it is strategically situated to offer quality legal services to clients across the length and breadth of the country.
Templars boasts a team that nicely blends Nigerian, international and multi-disciplinary experiences, drawing from the experience of a senior advocate of Nigeria, lawyers with varied experience in leading Nigerian and international law firms; a former general counsel and in-house tax planner with over 30 years’ experience in one of the largest multinationals, an investment banker amongst others.
Its clients include some of Nigeria’s largest banks, conglomerates, infrastructure developers, power generation and distribution companies, telecommunications companies as well as leading international funds and financial institutions, energy firms, hotel chains, shipping companies and investors. Templars is also highly rated for its role as counsel in some of the largest E&P deals, international commercial arbitrations and mediations, power projects and securities offerings in Nigeria.
Templars has consistently maintained rankings in the top-tier amongst leading international legal directories including IFLR 1000, Chambers Global and The Legal 500. In 2016, the firm emerged the biggest winners at each of the two dominant legal awards in Nigeria: Law Digest Africa Awards and ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards. In 2017, it was awarded as “Law Firm of the Year” by both award institutions.