Mr Bacal is counsel in Davis Polk’s corporate department, practicing in the intellectual property and technology transactions group. He advises clients on intellectual property, technology, media and privacy-related issues arising from corporate and commercial transactions, such as mergers and acquisitions, licensing, development and outsourcing/services arrangements, joint ventures and collaborations, financings, restructurings and capital markets offerings.
He has a particular focus on negotiating and drafting strategic licensing, development, supply, outsourcing, services, and other commercial arrangements relating to media and sports rights, content distribution, branding, sponsorship, fashion, software and other technology. Mr Bacal also regularly counsels clients on questions of copyright, internet and data privacy law.
In his pro bono practice, Mr Bacal has provided intellectual property advice and counselling for a variety of organisations, including UNICEF, Equality Now, Probono. net, CatchLight, and Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.