Who We Are

Nigerian roots with world class ideals

Benchmac & Ince is a bespoke law practice established to meet the dynamics of modern day business and to deliver prompt, efficient and personalized services to our clients. With its Nigerian roots and world class ideals the firm is purposely structured along 3 service lines - Public Private Partnership & Infrastructure; Intellectual Property services and Corporate Services.

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To help you achieve your best results, we combine our deep global sectoral expertise with local market understanding. We work as part of your team, helping solve your toughest and most complex legal issues.

We hone our skills with a focus to meet whatever challenges lie ahead‎ in your business.

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Work Highlights

2018

Legal Advisory support to the Government of Nigeria under USAID support for Transaction Advisory services for Public Private Partnership (PPP) management of the Lagos and Abuja Premier Medical Warehouses.

2018

Legal Advisory support to the World Bank Group on Private Sector Participation in an Integrated Transport System in Lagos State. We reviewed the three projects under the transaction( Mega Terminal Project, Lagos State Water Transport Program, Truck Park and Port access Facility ) and flagged potential issues, risks and legal constraints in each sector that may affect private sector participation and investment in an Integrated Transport System in Lagos.

2017

Legal Advisory support to the World Bank Group on PPP Project Prioritization and Institutional Strengthening for Kaduna State.

2017

Legal Advisory support to NBET for Power Purchase Agreement for a thermal IPP initially under a unique multi-player corporate financing model and thereafter conversion, upon to project financing with new investors into the landscape.

2017

Legal Advisory support to the Government of Nigeria under World Bank support for Transaction Advisory services for the Concession of 33 silo complexes build by the Federal Government of Nigeria through the Strategic Grain Department of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

2016

Legal Advisory support to the Government of Nigeria through the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Plc towards the actualization of Renewable Energy grid power. This led to the execution of Power Purchase Agreements with 14 developers hailed as the solar front runners

2016

Legal Advisory support to Niger Delta Power Holding Company Corporate on its restructuring and private sector participation in its generation assets and investment protection for the gas, transmission and distribution Assets.

2016

Legal Advisory support to NBET in a landmark securitisation agreement of pool of Distribution companies’ irrevocable guarantees for the benefit of the generation companies as security for energy payment.

2016

Legal Advisory support to the Government of Nigeria for Competitive Procurement System for IPP Renewable Energy Generation Capacity in Nigeria under contract from Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) which is funded by the German Government and the European Union and aims at improving the conditions for the application of and investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

2015

We provided legal advisory support to Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) on the modalities of fulfilling its mandate and carrying out its new role as the economic regulator of the maritime sector in Nigeria.

2015

Legal Advisory support to the Nigeria Ports Authority under World Bank support for Transaction Advisory Services for Concession of Kirikiri Lighter Terminal I & 11 Lagos.

2015

Advises the Government of Nigeria (Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc) on the securitization requirements under the Vesting Contract for the various Distribution Companies (DisCos)

2015

Advises the Government of Nigeria (Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc) on the closing formalities for the landmark AZURA- EDO Power Project a necessary Condition Precedent of the project for attaining Financial Close

2014

Advises Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the implementation of the Power Consumer Assistance Fund (PCAF) as provided in the EPSRA to subsidise underprivileged power consumers.

2014

Acted as transaction Advisers in the acquisition of Valentine Chicken Limited by a foreign investor with diverse shareholders (including a World Bank subsidiary) and significant footprints in South & West Africa.

2013

Advises the KFC brand (under Devyani International Nigeria Limited) in the setup of the world renowned fast food restaurant in Nigeria.

2013

Engaged. as the sole Local legal counsel for the privatization of 17 state owned electric power generation and distribution companies in Nigeria.

2011

Advises Gland Energy Service Limited in its M & A transaction for core investment in a quoted company on the floor of the NSE.

2011

Publications & News Updates

14. Oct

Registration of industrial Designs in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the Patent and Designs Act (PDA) of 1971 Cap 344 of the laws of the Federation of Nigeria is the substantive law governing Industrial Designs in Nigeria. By the provisions of the PDA, (1) any combination of lines or any combination of colours, or (2) the combination of both lines and colours, or …
14. Oct

Incorporated Company Names and Trademarks

It is not uncommon to come across cases where there is conflict between an incorporated company’s name and a registered trade mark.  There are also cases where a foreign trade mark owner discovers that an incorporated company in Nigeria uses its registered trade mark as its company’s name.  This article examines the legal issues involved …