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The Bench Welcomes Banking and FinTech Specialist Ahmed Thabet

Updated: May 26, 2019



The Bench FZE today announced Ahmed Thabet has joined its team of legal consultants.

Ahmed joins The Bench from Emirates NBD P.J.S.C., where he was Vice President – Group Head of Advisory. Prior to that he held senior positions at First Abu Dhabi Bank, HSBC and Barclays in Dubai, Hong Kong and Egypt. Ahmed’s experience spans corporate/commercial, personal and corporate banking, syndicated financing, project finance, trade and receivables finance, structured commodities finance, payments and cash management, competition, IT, outsourcing, digital banking and fintech.

Ahmed commented “I am excited to join The Bench and its great like-minded team. With their untraditional and innovative approach to how legal service is being offered, I look forward to leveraging my banking and finance experience to expand The Bench’s offering to its clients".

Joby Beretta, Founder and Director of The Bench said, “We had the pleasure of working with Ahmed on a number of fintech deals in his previous role and were delighted when he decided to join the team. With Ahmed’s experience we can now offer general banking and finance services in addition to our growing fintech practice”.

The Bench lawyers are consistently recognised as amongst the leading fintech lawyers in the United Arab Emirates and were awarded Emerging Law Firm of the Year at the Oath Middle East Legal Awards 2018.


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