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AMANS, Benjamin Mela

Benjamin Mela Amans_E
Benjamin@PentagonPartnersLP.com
Senior Associate

Benjamin obtained his legal education at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna and the Nigerian Law School, Lagos. His proven experience traverses several aspects of Nigerian legal practice with a distinctive niche in intellectual property law. His background as a musician/songwriter and his passion for the world of entertainment have made him a top performer in the provision of bespoke advisory services on transactions pertinent to various aspects of entertainment including music recording deals, music publishing deals, merchandising deals, copyright assignments, artist management and promotion contracts, co-production and collaboration deals, inter alia.

He is currently a part of the Governance, Risk and Compliance Services of the Firm and handles clientele in the Entertainment, Sports and Intellectual Property. His stint as a company secretary afforded him commendable competence in regulatory compliance and corporate governance.

His recent works include:

  • Advising on and formulating the employment policy of a leading provider of world-class ICT training in Nigeria.
  • Was part of the team that advised one of Africa's leading media production companies on the successful acquisition of a synchronization license for the use of a popular R&B song
  • Currently advising on the corporate restructuring of some entities in a power supply chain Project across Nigeria
  • Currently advising on the corporate restructuring of some entities in a rail project in Nigeria

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Intellectual Property Lawyers' Association of Nigeria