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The Bench's TMT Team Promoted in Chambers and Partners Global 2021

The Chambers & Partners Global rankings have just been released and the Bench's Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) team has now been recognised as a Ranked Department alongside Big Law players such as CMS and Bakers. Joby Beretta also retained his personal rankings including Band 1 for TMT (one of only 4 in the UAE) for the 8th year in a row.

A huge thank you to all our wonderful clients for helping us grow and taking the time to provide the kind feedback to the interviewers!

Feedback/quotes this year include:


  • What the team is known for Uniquely structured virtual law firm offering expert advice on a broad range of matters in the TMT sector. Especially well regarded for assisting start-ups and smaller companies with market entry to the Middle East and company set-ups, as well as technology licensing and numerous commercial agreements. Also adept at serving significant international clients including telecommunications providers, e-commerce specialists and entertainment conglomerates on sizeable transactions.

  • Strengths Market sources explain: “The way the bench works is affordable for smaller companies,” adding: “They have a strong level of knowledge, and their prices are very competitive.”

  • Clients describe the firm as being “dynamic and supportive,” further appreciating that “their expertise in niche areas of the industry is helpful.”

  • Work highlights Provided Virgin Mobile with advice on mobile financial services agreements and other commercial agreements.

  • Joby Beretta has almost two decades of experience advising across the full spectrum of TMT matters. He is well versed in both commercial and regulatory issues, and is held in high regard for frequently assisting startups and smaller companies with market entry to the region. A client commented: "It feels good to be legally protected by somebody that I trust," adding: "He has respect in the market, which gives my company credibility."

Intellectual Property

  • Joby Beretta provides comprehensive IP services including advice on licensing and IP protection strategies, patent applications and trade mark registrations. A satisfied client noted: “His attention to detail and his dedication to protecting our interests were instrumental in securing the business' longevity."

Real Estate

  • Joby Beretta is an expert in hospitality matters and is known for his considerable longevity in the market. He advises clients on mixed-use developments, hotel financings and matters related to joint ventures. One commentator enthused: "On the hotel management side he's really, really good."

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