Pierre-Olivier Ally serves as the Bitfury Group’s Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Surround’s Legal Counsel. Pierre-Olivier has handled complex national, pan-European and international patent litigation matters and also advised clients on software-related agreements as well as on the structure and negotiation of IP-related aspects of M&A and private equity transactions, joint ventures, IPOs, licensing, and public and private collaborative research transactions. Prior to joining the Bitfury Group, Pierre-Olivier was of counsel at Dentons and an associate at leading international law firms in Paris, Dechert LLP and Linklaters LLP. He has a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from McGill University and his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Montreal. He is admitted as an attorney in the State of New York and the Province of Quebec in Canada.