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The Bench Recognised as a Leading Law Firm in Chambers Inaugural UAE Fintech Guide

This year Chambers & Partners extended their FinTech Guide to the UAE and The Bench were recognised as one of the Leading Firms in the United Arab Emirates. Chambers noted:

What the team is known for: The Bench has a diverse range of strengths in the FinTech industry, and can provide expert advice on IP protection strategies, FinTech M&A and outsourcing. The firm displays excellent capacity for handling complex contract negotiations and licensing agreements. The team is also adept in providing clients with an excellent understanding of the digital payments sector and the legal obligations associated with it. The firm counts an impressive list of FinTech startups, financial institutions and TMT suppliers amongst its client base.

Strengths: “The Bench are very active in FinTech.” “They were able to respond quickly to our commands. I felt that I was in safe hands because the lawyers were very experienced.”

Work highlights: Advised Quisk with their digital banking licence and their corporate restructuring.

Notable practitioners: Joby Beretta is a TMT lawyer with a wealth of experience in advising on complex FinTech transactions. He is also noted for his expertise in digital banking, where he has acted for a number of financial services providers on mobile payment licences, and other commercial matters. Clients say that “Joby is great with communication and gives you the exact information that you need.”

Please see our earlier blog on Cryptocurrency and Blockchain regulation in the UAE here. If you would like any assistance on any FinTech matters please contact either or

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