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The Bench Expands Real Estate & Construction Team


The Bench today welcomes Hameed Almihdar to The Bench’s growing Real Estate & Construction Team.

Hameed has over 9 years' real estate, construction and disputes experience. He started off his career in the Dispute Resolution and Construction team of the worlds’ largest law firm Dentons based in Dubai, where his focus was on arbitration and overseeing legal proceedings in the Dubai Courts.  He was subsequently Senior Legal Counsel at Nakheel for over 6 years, where we worked on a wide range of real estate, hospitality, retail, corporate and commercial, disputes, and employment matters. Whilst at Nakheel, Hameed’s work was recognised in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist 2018.

Hameed commented “The Bench’s growth over the years has been impressive. I am delighted to join The Bench and have the opportunity to work with Joby again. I look forward to working with a recognised real estate and construction team that aims to assist their clients in an innovative and effective approach.

Joby Beretta, Founder of The Bench commented “Hameed and I worked together on various real estate and hospitality projects during our Big Law days and he was extremely highly regarded by both clients and peers alike. His local experience, industry knowledge and bi-lingual capability will enable us to offer a wider range of services, including management of a wide range of disputes.

The Bench lawyers are consistently recognised as amongst the leading real estate and hospitality lawyers in the United Arab Emirates.   Legal 500 (Real Estate UAE) noted that the Bench comprises a “nimble practice providing top-quality services at reasonable prices and “maintains a focus on the hospitality sector”.   The Bench is also currently shortlisted for Real Estate Team of the Year at the upcoming Legal Week Middle East Legal Awards 2020 to be announced this week.  

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