Abion launches in Dubai with triple Clyde & Co hire
The firm, which formed from a merger between Brandit and tech company Ports Group last year, said Dubai is a hub for innovation and growth
Mark Devaney, a former Clyde & Co partner, and Nicole Giblin, a former legal director at the firm, will run the new office. They are joined by paralegal Farid El-Hares, a former senior administrator at Clyde & Co.
The office officially opened today, February 1.
According to Abion, the decision to establish a presence in Dubai underscores the importance of the UAE and Middle East region in the global landscape of IP and brand protection.
The firm said the strategic significance of having a dedicated office in Dubai will better assist clients globally with their IP needs across the Middle East. It added that the UAE, and Dubai in particular, has emerged as a hub for innovation and growth with its “can-do” attitude and entrepreneurial mindset.
Magdalena Bonde, CEO at Abion, said: “This expansion not only reflects our commitment to deliver exceptional services to our clients and our dedication to become the number one tech-enabled guardian of brands across the globe, but it also further strengthens the company's position as a home for ambitious, top-talent in the IP industry.”
The new office opening follows a busy year for Abion.
In February, Managing IP reported that IP consultancy Brandit and tech-based brand protection company Ports Group had joined forces. They later rebranded as Abion.