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Chambers & Partners Awards the Founder of The Bench a Band 1 TMT Ranking for 10th Consecutive Year



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The 2023 Chambers & Partners Global rankings have just been released and the founder of The Bench, Joby Beretta, has been recognised as one of the leading (Band 1 Ranked) TMT lawyers in the United Arab Emirates for the tenth consecutive year. The Bench also retained its other departmental and individual rankings. As always, a massive thank you to all our awesome clients for continuing to instruct us on cutting-edge projects in the UAE.


Feedback/quotes from Chambers & Partners this year include the following:

TMT (Ranked Firm and Individuals)

  • What the team is known for: The Bench is a uniquely structured virtual law firm with a physical presence in Fujairah, and which offers expert advice on a broad range of matters within the TMT space. It is especially well regarded for assisting startups and smaller enterprises with market entry to the Middle East and related company set-ups. The firm is also known for its advice on technology licensing and commercial agreements. Significant international clients include telecoms providers, e-commerce specialists and entertainment conglomerates.

  • Strengths: "They have a great network of lawyers to support us and always put the subject matter expert on the job" . "They have a good breadth of commercial experience".

  • Joby Beretta has almost two decades of experience advising across the full spectrum of TMT matters in the UAE and the wider Middle East. He is well versed in both commercial and regulatory issues, and is held in high regard for his frequent assistance to startups and smaller companies with regard to market entry issues in the region. "Joby has been very strong on everything we have done."

  • Kelly Tymburski is "well known for her work in TMT, which has a particular emphasis on issues of regulatory reform. She also advises on the broader commercial aspects of TMT deals."

Intellectual Property (Ranked Individual)

  • Joby Beretta is founder The Bench, a virtual law firm which maintains a physical presence in Fujairah. In the IP field, he provides a comprehensive range of services including advice on licensing and IP protection strategies, patent applications and trade mark registrations. "He is an amazing lawyer, I love working with him."


Real Estate (Ranked Individual

  • Joby Beretta of The Bench FZE operates from Fujairah. He is an expert in hospitality matters and is known for his considerable longevity in the UAE real estate market. He advises clients on mixed-use developments, hotel financings and matters related to joint ventures. "Joby Beretta is hugely knowledgeable, and he provides great advice and service"

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