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Legal 500 EMEA Rankings 2018 - The Bench Ranked in TMT, IP and Real Estate

The Legal 500 EMEA results are out and The Bench has achieved firm rankings in the United Arab Emirates for (i) Technology, Media & Telecom (ii) IP and (iii) Real Estate. Joby Beretta has also retained the accolade of 'Leading Individual' for TMT.

A huge thanks to all our clients and peers for your positive feedback again this year! Our expertise in these core practice areas was recently acknowledged back in February by Chambers and Partners where our lawyers were ranked in the same 3 areas. Also The Bench is currently shortlisted in all 3 categories at the 2018 Legal Week Middle East Awards, to be held on the 19 April 2018.

Comments from Legal 500 2018 include:


"At The Bench, senior legal consultant Joby Beretta, who joined from Dentons in July 2016 is praised for his ‘good technical knowledge and dedication to delivering what clients need’ – his expertise includes outsourcing and entertainment matters. Senior legal consultant Rosalind Rayman ‘knows the industry inside-out, meaning she can add much more value than just the legal drafting’."

Intellectual Property

"Clients are ‘very satisfied’ with the advice they receive from The Bench. Senior legal consultant Joby Beretta advised Atlas Hospitality on franchising arrangements with Pascal Tepper."

Real Estate

"The Bench has a particular strength in hotel management work. Senior legal consultant Joby Beretta is ‘legally very sharp and extremely commercial, all while staying personable’; he advised Atlas Hospitality on the renewal of a hotel management agreement regarding the Radisson Blue Dubai Media City."

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