Dr. Bassem Awad
Dr. Awad, a specialist in intellectual property (IP), is a Chief Judge at the Egyptian Ministry of Justice, Cairo, and a Counsellor at the Judicial Department of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE). In addition, Awad is affiliated with the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at American University in Cairo (AUC) and works as a Lecturer in IP Law at the Regional Centre of Intellectual Property at Helwan University, Alexandria, and the postgraduate programmes of Alexandria University Law School. Awad holds PhD and LLM degrees in Intellectual Property from the University of Montpellier in France, and an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He was a member of the Egypt Country Team for the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) project from 2007 to 2010, and co-author of the ACA2K Egypt Country Report.