Legal Doctrine is the Best African Legal Tech Startup 2019

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The Algerian startup Legal Doctrine wins the "Best African Legal Tech Startup 2019" competition organized by Legal Tech Africa.
Best African Legal Tech Startup 2019

Legal Doctrine, Best African Legal Tech Startup 2019

The result of the second edition of the annual competition of the "InternationalBest African Legal Tech Startup", organized by Legal Tech Africawhich recognizes the best innovative company of the year in the Law & Technology has just been returned. 

The Algerian startup Legal Doctrinewhich operates within a legal tech ecosystem more than one forty startups in Africa, was named Best African Legal Tech Startup for the second consecutive year (it won the first edition of the competition on 19 September 2018 in Zurich) by an absolute majority (8 votes).

Selection criteria

The evaluation criteria are as follows (in order of importance): 

  • Viability of the business model
  • Observed traction
  • Social impact
  • Technological innovation
  • Turnover 2017 - 2018
  • Number of jobs created

An international jury

The jury of experts in law and technology is composed of the following members:

  • Petra ARENDS PALTZER (Founder of Davos Digital Forum & Swiss Legal Tech Forum)
  • Issam CHLEUH (Co-founder SUGUBA)
  • Jean-Louis CORREA (Dean of the Faculty of Law of the Université Virtuelle du Sénégal)
  • Kami HAERI (Lawyer & Partner, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan)
  • Vanessa De HAPPI (Lawyer, D. HAPPI lawyers)
  • Nankunda KATANGAZA (Co-founder of Africa Legal Tech Network)
  • Mamadou Ismaila KONATE (Lawyer, former Minister of Justice of Mali)
  • Serge NTAMACK (Legal Director of Microsoft Africa)
  • Julie OWONO (Lawyer and Executive Director of Internet Sans Frontières)
  • Meysa SY (Co-founder of France Legal Tech Talk)
  • Richard TROMANS (Founder of Artificial Lawyer)
  • Mohamed ZOGHLAMI (Founder of Afric’Up)

About Legal Doctrine, a legal startup launched in February 2018 in Algeria, brings together a database of more than 2 million legal texts (laws, articles, decrees, ordinances, draft laws, circulars, notes, decisions and case law) with an automated legal monitoring system. Legal Doctrine, consisting of more than 37 employees, was founded by Walid GHANEMI, himself from the legal and financial world.

The price

Walid GHANEMI will represent Legal Doctrine and receive the Best African Legal Tech Startup 2019 award from a Minister at Afric'Up on 25 September in TunisThis prize is awarded to African companies that dare to bet on innovation, create sustainable employment and contribute to Africa’s attractiveness and global influence.

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