Edward G Black

Partner at Ropes & Gray LLP

Edward G Black is global co-head of Ropes & Gray’s technology, media and telecoms industry groups, and a past head of the firm’s IP and tech transactions practice group. Mr Black has more than 30 years of experience with transactions involving the acquisition, sales, collateralisation or strategic management of assets and businesses focused on technology, data, media, financial services, brands and related assets, representing both businesses and investors. These transactions include mergers and acquisitions, IP-backed debt and securitisations, asset transactions, joint ventures, collaborations, licensing and other arrangements. Mr Black’s clients include financial services organisations, engineering-driven companies, hedge funds, investment managers, technology companies, consumer-branded product companies, media organisations and private equity investors.

Mr Black also regularly represents strategic operating companies in connection with the creation and management of intellectual assets in ways that optimise value through various means, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances, licensing, collaborations, asset sales or debt-based financing, holding company strategies and other arrangements.

Mr Black remains active in a number of trade and professional associations, where he is also a regular speaker on data, fintech, intellectual property, consumer-branded products and the purchase and sale of businesses built around intangible assets, proprietary rights and related transactions.

IAM says

Edward Black relishes the opportunity for creativity that transactional work gives him and regularly breaks new ground in the deal space. He provides strong leadership to a market-leading patent and technology commercialisation group at Ropes & Gray.


  • Finance
  • IP-backed lending
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer

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Ropes & Gray LLP
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Boston MA 02199-3600
United States

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