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Frank J. Azzopardi


Frank J. Azzopardi

IP, Tech & Commercial Transactions
New York

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

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

Frank regularly advises clients on licensing matters involving all forms of intellectual property and technology, royalty securitizations, intellectual property sales, joint ventures, collaborations, reorganizations and spinoffs. He also consults in connection with disputes, tax restructures and insolvency-related matters involving IP and technology.

He is regarded as a leading intellectual property and technology lawyer by publications such as Chambers USA, Legal 500, the National Law Journal and IAM Patent 1000.

Clients Frank has recently advised include Baker Hughes, Emerson, BDT Capital, Comcast, Related, Lucid Motors, Ferrero, Maersk, NBCUniversal, VF, Natura, Reckitt Benckiser and University of Michigan.

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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
  • Partner, 2008-present
  • Davis Polk since 2001
  • Associate, Allens Arthur Robinson, 1998-2001
Qualifications and admissions
  • State of New York
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