Templars

Corporate/Commercial Department

Nigeria
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What the team is known for Highly skilled team that has emerged as one of the leaders in the industry, with a roster of high-profile multinational clients. Incredibly active in a number of areas, including mergers and acquisitions and financial transactions. Particularly active in the oil and gas space. Possesses a strong understanding of the local environment and is well positioned to advise on local Nigerian regulation and compliance policies.

Strengths One source described it as "a world-class firm with great customer service."

Work highlights Acted as legal counsel to Diamond Bank on its merger with Access Bank.

Notable practitioners

Head of the finance group Chike Obianwu is valued by clients for his "quick response to issues and attention to detail." He handles a variety of finance mandates, including project finance and providing advice on financial structures.

A well-known figure in the market, Olumide Akpata is frequently sought out for his experience in corporate restructurings and M&A mandates.