Anthony de Fazekas is recognized as a go-to IP strategist, working with a broad range of IP rich companies across a number of sectors, with a particular focus on fintech and information technology including AI. He supports corporate innovation agendas of enterprises end-to- end and has worked extensively in the innovation sector with many research institutions, large corporate innovators, clusters, start-ups and scaling technology companies. He has a proven track record in helping drive the acceleration and increased valuation of technology scale-ups. Anthony is lead outside counsel to many scale-ups: managing cross-disciplinary teams, systemizing legal offerings and advising on a range of IP and commercial issues. He has a track record in formulating winning IP and IP monetization strategies and contributing to successful exits fuelled by development of winning IP portfolios. Anthony developed the firm’s Scale-up Preparedness Program, which includes a series of modules on key legal/IP/regulatory topics that help scale-ups accelerate their business globally, to remain agile while managing risks. As the Head of Technology & Innovation for Canada, he manages the firm’s extensive, cross-practice technology and innovation industry group. He also leads though leadership initiatives in Canada; is a part of the global, integrated technology and innovation team; and is responsible for continuous build out of the firm’s scale-up program including associated legal technology.