Templars merges with Ferociter to bolster market position


Leading African law firm Templars and fast-growing Ghanaian law firm Ferociter have merged to create a formidable legal powerhouse in West Africa’s second-largest economy.

The merger comes one year after Templars was launched in Ghana in collaboration with legacy Ampem Chambers. The merger is expected to further bolster Templars’ capabilities in both disputes resolution and non-contentious transactional work in the Ghana market.

The combined firms, operating under the Templars brand, will boast a team of over-150 lawyers (including 21 partners) across four cities in Nigeria and Ghana – leveraging over 49 years of combined experience in both countries and harnessing some of the most skilled legal talents in sub-Saharan Africa.

This unique combination brings together Templars’ extensive experience in delivering on some of the continent’s largest, most complex and most significant projects, transactions and disputes, and Ferociter’s bold, emergent crop of talented, forward-thinking lawyers with impeccable global credentials and deep-rooted experience of advising domestic, regional and multinational businesses and public authorities in Ghana.

Oghogho Akpata, Managing Partner-Templars said: “This combination could not have come at a better time. As we mark our first anniversary in Ghana, it continues our strategy of deliberate and consistent growth – marrying our robust operations in Nigeria and Ghana with Ferociter’s strong expertise and deeper familiarity with Ghana. Ferociter’s rapid ascent as a disputes and corporate powerhouse made it a natural choice for Templars, and I am particularly excited and confident that our shared values of excellence and commitment to putting the clients first in providing solutions to complex legal issues will make this union a resounding success”.

Commenting on the merger, Augustine Kidisil, Managing Partner-Ferociter said: “Merging with Templars expands our international reach and enhances our ability to deliver comprehensive legal solutions across a much wider range of practice areas. It’s a transformative moment for our firm, combining Templars’ reputation as a leading African law firm with our capabilities to offer seamless, innovative legal solutions”.

The merger took effect on February 1, with Augustine Kidisil, Managing Partner-Ferociter, serving as Managing Partner-Templars, Ghana.

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