The Bench FZE today announced it has welcomed Tim Hannah to its team of legal consultants.
Joby Beretta, Director of The Bench said, “Tim is a seasoned general counsel with key strengths across corporate, commercial, franchise, hotel & leisure and company secretarial. He will be heading up our expanding corporate/commercial team and is already handling a range of M&A, joint venture and hotel projects. With Tim on board we now have the largest team of senior lawyers in the UAE with extensive hotel management and franchise experience”.
Before joining The Bench, Tim was Chief Legal & Compliance Officer at Dubai Mercantile Exchange and prior to that Company Secretary at Dubai Holding and Head of Legal, Corporate and Commercial at Tatweer. Tim commented “The Bench is a modern, forward-thinking firm, whose philosophy and focus on the delivery of innovative legal services fit very well with my own ambitions. It is the perfect firm for me, and I very much look forward to playing a part in its future as it continues to support its ever-growing client base."
The Bench lawyers are consistently recognised as amongst the leading Hospitality lawyers in the United Arab Emirates and were recently shortlisted for the Real Estate Team of Year (along with IP, TMT and Emerging Law Firm of the Year) at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2018 being held tomorrow night.