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Who We Are
Templars is a full service law firm with the know-how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria's peculiar business environment.
Originally established as Akpata Chambers in the early 1960s, Templars was later rejuvenated and expanded in the 1990s to keep abreast of the constantly changing business needs of our broadbased clientele.
With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Uyo, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.
The Templars ethos is predicated on our dedication to meeting the commercial objectives of our clients while providing qualitative legal services.
What We Do
At Templars, we pride ourselves on our sector strengths which cover diverse areas of the law including Corporate and Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources, Telecommunications, Foreign Investment, Shipping and Maritime, Aviation, Taxation, Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Project Finance.
The partners and associates of the firm belong to various internationally recognized professional bodies including the International Bar Association (Energy Law, Shipping and Maritime,) as well as the Telecommunication Lawyers Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, and Chartered Institute of Taxation, to mention a few. Membership in these associations affords us the opportunity to liaise with other members of the profession, thereby allowing us to develop the capabilities of the firm.
We are committed to client care and developing long-term relationships. To this end, a Partner will take overall responsibility for client relationship in order to ensure that expectations are met.
On receiving instructions, we will constitute an appropriate team to carry out the instructions; bearing in mind the level of seniority and areas of expertise needed to do the job in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Whatever the issue, our approach is always based on commercial realism. Templars offers clients more than just legal advice. We develop a real understanding of the sectors and markets in which our clients work. We understand the commercial factors affecting their businesses and provide qualitative commercial solutions to help them achieve their business objectives.
It is also the practice of the firm to bring to the attention of our clients all new laws and regulations that would influence their business in Nigeria as soon as these are promulgated and / or enacted. Our regular newsletters in the relevant sectors are also forwarded to our clients.
Our practice is structurally divided between litigation/arbitration and advisory work. We are well versed in domestic and international business transactions involving the formation of multinational strategic alliances and business arrangements.
Over the years, we have served as advisers to individuals and organisations in need of an indigenous firm with high international standards. As a result of the calibre of services we provide, we are highly sought after by prospective clients requiring unique solutions to legal and related problems
Templars has a reputation for understanding its client's business and operating industry. We provide creative yet practical legal advice of the highest quality based on our expert local knowledge.
+234 1 4611889, 4611890, 7748660, 7748658
The Octagon (4th Floor,) 13A, A. J. Marinho Drive, Victoria Island Annexe.