Benchmac & Ince is a bespoke law practice established to meet the dynamics of modern day business and to deliver professional services. With its Nigerian roots and world class ideals the firm is purposely structured along 3 service lines-Public Private Partnership and Infrastructure; Intellectual Property and Corporate Services.
Realizing that the massive potential of Nigeria to take its place as a major player in global economy lies in the provision of an enabling environment and the requisite infrastructure, our focus has been hinged on achieving our passion to bridge the infrastructure gap in Nigeria through our strategic advisory support in the provision of legal advisory services in this space to the Government of Nigeria and the private sector. We have built capacity in international contracts documentation and negotiations; infrastructure project finance and development; power project finance and documentation including , power plant turnkey construction contracts, EPC and O&M contracts, power purchase agreements and the necessary early termination guarantees (Put Call Option Agreements); corporate management and finance (including loan syndications, debt recovery, rescheduling, reconstruction and work-out, equipment leasing and asset financing), privatization and commercialization, mergers & acquisitions; divestments and corporate restructuring amongst others
Key members of our Practice have spent several years providing advisory services to government agencies in landmark transactions including the Power Holding Company of Nigeria Plc (PHCN) privatization, Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited in its corporate restructuring and private sector participation in the NIPP assets (gas, transmission and distribution); Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) in its role of privatizing infrastructure in Nigeria, Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc (NBET) in its drive to make generated on grid power readily available at competitive prices to consumers through efficient Distribution companies; and recently Rural Electrification Agency (REA) under the NEP, in its bid to aggressively increase much needed off grid solutions towards bridging the electric power gap. We regularly provide legal support to the Federal Government and Development Finance Institutions in their effort to grow the economy through the provision of regular electricity supply.