Eslam Shaaban is currently pursuing his doctorate in Law at University of Ottawa and is a Research Assistant at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society. He obtained his LLB from Alexandria University and his LLM from Indiana University’s Robert McKinney School of law, where he focused on international and comparative law. He has more than 19 years of experience in legal practice including at various corporate and intellectual property firms. In addition, Eslam previously worked for five years as Deputy Legal Advisor at Egypt’s Commercial International Bank (CIB). Eslam’s PhD research focuses on capitalizing intellectual property assets and his main research interests are in intellectual property, financing of innovations, online freedom of expression, hate speech, and corporate finance.