Beena Patel Associate

Speaks:  Gujarati

Year of Call:: 2019 - Solicitor of England and Wales

Primary office:  Dubai

Beena Patel

Beena is a corporate associate based in Gowling WLG's Dubai office. Beena has a wide range of experience in both corporate and commercial matters in the technology-media-telecomms, exhibitions, food and beverage, infrastructure and travel industry. Since joining the firm, she has worked on UAE-related and cross-border M&A transactions, joint-ventures, corporate structuring and reorganisations, corporate governance matters and drafting a range of corporate and commercial agreements, such as shareholder agreements, joint venture agreements and business-as-usual commercial contracts.

Beena has significant commercial experience in the TMT sector, having worked for a FTSE 250 global information and digital services company prior to joining the firm. She also provides support on commercial-IP matters and has experience in advising businesses on privacy-law matters and conducting GDPR compliance audits.

Beena has recently joined the firm's Africa desk.


Beena's experience includes:

  • Advising foreign investors on corporate structuring and expansion into the Middle East;
  • Advising on acquisitions and disposals in the food and beverage, energy, exhibitions, infrastructure, travel and technology sectors;
  • Assisting global businesses on corporate governance matters;
  • Advising a foreign investor on the acquisition of a 50% interest in a UAE-based start-up;
  • Advising on a USD 1million fundraise for a global digital services business operating in the defence sector;
  • Drafting a joint venture agreement for a global technology brand for their UAE business operations;
  • Providing business-as-usual support for an AI and Cloud computing business based in the UAE and a global eCommerce business;
  • Carrying out a GDPR compliance audit for a UAE based Education-technology company;
  • Drafting IP licenses, such as brand licence agreements which form part of business disposals, and intra-company trademark licences;
  • Drafting and negotiating franchise agreements, digital marketing agreements, privacy polices and website terms of use; and
  • Drafting business-as-usual commercial agreements such as speaker agreements, sales agent agreements, barter agreements, non-disclosure agreements, marketing agreements and promotion/competition terms and conditions.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2019

    • Career
      May 2019
      Gowling WLG, Associate
    • Career
      February 2019
      Ascential Plc, Commercial Counsel
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Solicitor of England and Wales
  • 2018

    • Career
      September 2018
      Osborne Clarke LLP, Secondee Trainee Solicitor - IP Disputes
  • 2017

    • Career
      March 2017
      Ascential Plc, Trainee
  • 2016

    • Career
      August 2016
      Gamesys, Commerical and IP Paralegal
    • Education
      University of Law, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  • 2015

    • Career
      January 2015
      Ascential Plc, Commercial Paralegal
  • 2014

    • Education
      University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
  • 2013

    • Education
      London South Bank University, MA module: Company and Business Law - Corporate Finance (Distinction)
  • 2005

    • Career
      January 2005
      NHS and Physiotherapy Private Practices - various in London - Physiotherapist and Consultant Physiotherapist
  • 2004

    • Education
      University of East London, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (2:1)