The Bench Step Up to the OCHE
The Bench recently advised long-standing client RMAL Hospitality PJSC on a franchise development agreement with The Social Gaming Group for the franchise of OCHE (high tech darts) and SHUFL (shuffleboards) venues in the UAE. There are eight gaming venues today spread around the world including - Oslo - Gothenburg - Amsterdam - London - Singapore - Melbourne - Brisbane and with more to come.
The RMAL group run successful hospitality ventures across the region, including Wagamama, Trader Vic’s, Marco Pierre White, DRVN Coffee and Allo Beirut. The managing director of RMAL Hospitality PJSC, Elias Madbak commented: “Welcoming a new brand to our growing family is always a reason for celebration. It not only represents the strength of our team but also speaks volumes about the confidence that entrepreneurs have in our business model and support system.”
Joby Beretta, Director of The Bench commented “This project was a delight to work on as not only did it combine two of my favourite areas of law (hospitality and tech) but it is always an absolute pleasure working with the excellent RMAL team, who treat you as a partner or quasi General Counsel rather than just an external supplier of legal services.”
The Bench's franchise team members have been advising on F&B franchise agreements in the UAE for over two decades now and have been recognised by the world’s leading legal directories including Who’s Who Legal Franchising, Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. Legal 500 Intellectual Property 2022 quoted “The Bench is a boutique law firm that handles intellectual property infringement, franchising, hotel licence agreements, sponsorship agreements and M&A transactions for its predominantly TMT and hospitality-focused client base”.