Templars, Ghanaian chamber announce collaboration to expand services in Africa
Leading Nigerian law firm, Templars, and Ghanaian law firm, Ampem Chambers, have announced collaboration to launch a new law firm to be known as Templars in Ghana.
The new firm will service clients across all sectors of the Ghanaian economy, including mining, energy, infrastructure, financial services, education, franchising, telecommunications and fintech.
As a result of the collaboration, the Templars brand will be welcoming a 12-person team of highly experienced Ghanaian lawyers, some of whom are dual-qualified in the United States, the United Kingdom and other jurisdictions. These lawyers will work closely with their colleagues across Templars offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja to provide clients with seamless high-quality services in both markets.
Despite recent macroeconomic challenges in both countries, Nigeria remains Africa’s largest economy and Ghana the second largest economy in West Africa. Over the past decade and a half, in particular, Ghana has not only grown to become one of Africa’s leading economies but has also increasingly become a hub and destination of choice for both African businesses and international corporations.
Commenting on the development, Oghogho Akpata, Managing Partner of Templars, said: “This is an extremely exciting step in Templars’ growth across Africa. The Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement is opening a new vista of opportunities across the continent, and, in spite of recent global economic headwinds, we have seen increasing demand from clients for sophisticated support across Africa. I am grateful to our strategic partners at Ampem for joining us in this shared mission.”
Kofi Darko Asante, Founding Partner of Ampem Chambers added: “This collaboration is a positive development for both clients and employees of the firm. It creates the right platform for our clients to benefit from a rare combination of our deep understanding of the Ghana market and international expertise of Templars.
“It also realises Ampem Chambers’ seminal vision of collaborating with law firms across the African continent, in a manner that institutionalises common objectives in the practice of law and service delivery. Doing this under the Templars brand goes a long way in creating that desired pan-African institution.”