The Bench FZE today announced it has welcomed IT and Telecom specialist, Chris Appleby, to its team.
Joby Beretta, Founder and Director of The Bench said, “Chris brings with him over 25 years of global IT/Telecom experience, a substantial part of which has been here in the Middle East (UAE and Qatar) but also includes Asia Pacific (Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand). Our TMT team has already been recognised as punching above its weight at the Middle East Legal Awards 2017 and Chris further adds to The Bench’s strength in depth, especially in his specialist areas of IT and telecom. ”
Prior to joining The Bench, Chris headed up the regional Middle East TMT teams at both Dentons and later Al Tamimi & Co and was also in-house at Dell Services and Vodafone in Qatar. Chris commented “I’m very pleased to be joining up with Joby and his team at The Bench. In the current market clients in the region are looking for smart, fast, value for money legal services. I’m looking forward to being part of this new wave of disputive legal solutions for the Middle East."
The Bench lawyers were recently recognised in the Who’s Who Legal (Telecoms & Media) 2017 as some of the leading Telecom & Media lawyers in the world. The Bench was also ‘Highly Commended’ for its TMT work at the Middle East Legal Awards 2017. It is also now shortlisted for the TMT Team of Year and UAE Law Firm of the Year at the upcoming Oath Middle East Legal Awards to be held on 28 November 2017.