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Frank J. Azzopardi


Frank J. Azzopardi

IP & Commercial Transactions
New York

Head of IP & Commercial Transactions. Extensive experience counseling clients on IP and technology related issues arising from corporate transactions.

Frank is head of our IP & Commercial Transactions practice. He has extensive experience structuring and negotiating complex commercial transactions and counseling clients on IP and tech-related issues arising from those transactions.

Frank leads commercially significant transactions involving the exploitation of intangibles including bespoke licenses, IP-asset backed financings and royalty securitizations, media rights, sponsorships, IP sales, joint ventures and collaborations. He consults in connection with IP-related disputes, tax restructures and insolvency and distress management matters.

He has deep industry experience in telecom, sports, media, entertainment, transportation, infrastructure, energy, consumer products and fashion, among others. His clients include Baker Hughes, Emerson, BDT, Comcast, Related, Ferrero, NBCUniversal, VF, Natura, Reckitt, FSU and University of Michigan.

He is highly ranked by Chambers USA, Legal 500, the National Law Journal and IAM Patent 1000.

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Legal 500 U.S. – Technology Transactions

Chambers USA – Technology, New York

National Law Journal – “Intellectual Property Trailblazer,” 2018

IAM Patent 1000


LL.B., University of Melbourne Law School
  • with honors
B.Com., University of Melbourne

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2001
  • Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson, 1998-2001

Qualifications and admissions

  • State of New York
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