DUBAI – Wednesday, 15 May 2019 – Afridi & Angell received the 2019 Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation Award. The award was presented during the Lex Mundi Leadership Summit and Annual Conference in London on May 4. Bashir Ahmed, Afridi & Angell’s managing partner, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf.
The award is presented each year to recognise a Lex Mundi member law firm that has supported the work of the foundation through various means, including providing critical pro bono legal services toward the foundation’s mission. Through the Foundation, Lex Mundi member firms have provided critical pro bono support to more than 700 social entrepreneurs on more than 1,400 projects over the last 12 years. This support has enabled social entrepreneurs to deepen their impact and improve communities and lives around the world.
The Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, an affiliate of Lex Mundi, is a nonprofit §501(c)(3) corporation organized under the laws of the District of Columbia. The foundation’s mission is to engage Lex Mundi’s global network of independent law firms to support and empower those working to bring about high impact and sustainable social change that improves communities and lives. The foundation achieves its mission through working with Lex Mundi lawyers to provide critical pro bono legal services to the world’s leading social entrepreneurs.
Lex Mundi is the world’s leading network of independent law firms with in-depth experience in 100+ countries. Lex Mundi member firms offer clients preferred access to more than 21,000 lawyers worldwide – a global resource of unmatched breadth and depth. Each member firm is selected on the basis of its leadership in – and continued commitment to – its local market. The Lex Mundi principle is one independent firm for each jurisdiction. Firms must maintain their level of excellence to retain membership within Lex Mundi.