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Frank J. Azzopardi


Frank J. Azzopardi

IP & Tech Transactions
New York

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

Frank is head of our IP & Tech 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 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 intellectual property 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, Roche, Reckitt Benckiser, University of Michigan and VF.

Experience highlights

Sports Matters
  • RedBird Capital Partners acquisition of AC Milan from Elliott Advisors
  • University of Michigan apparel sponsorship arrangement with Nike 
  • New York Mets on its naming rights agreement with Citigroup for Citi Field 
  • Media rights related to the Golf Channel with a new joint venture by Comcast and NBC Universal
  • RBS/Citizens Bank regarding branding of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers in connection with its sponsorship of the Players Championship
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The metaverse, NFTs and M&A transactions



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