Our Technology practice integrates lawyers in all our offices with extensive experience in a wide variety of technology matters working in the areas of corporate, commercial, tax, corporate finance, securities, intellectual property, competition law and litigation. We have broad experience in all aspects of technology financing and M&A transactions, from structuring through the due diligence process to completion of the transaction, in North America and around the world, as well as matters such as outsourcing, strategic alliances, licensing, joint ventures, privacy, e-commerce, online gaming, payment processing, intellectual property litigation and tax.
Our experience working with technology companies in a wide variety of transactions and commercial and intellectual property matters enables us to quickly identify a client’s needs and provide effective and creative solutions. Members of our Technology practice work closely with clients at all stages of their development, from entrepreneurial start-ups through to multinational public companies, to help them face the challenges of doing business in the rapidly changing technology industry. We recognize that technology companies and transactions raise issues unique to their industry, as well as requiring more traditional business law advice, and the lawyers in our Technology practice have the know-how to help clients navigate in both these areas.
We advise national and multinational technology and telecommunications corporations and have acted in some of Canada’s most significant and complex transactions, as well as numerous cross-border transactions. Our clients include:
- hardware manufacturers and distributors;
- software developers;
- interactive online service providers;
- wire and wireless telecommunications and satellite companies;
- developers, manufacturers and distributors of equipment and services;
- institutional and private investors;
- a variety of information technology service providers; and
- other businesses that finance, supply or purchase information technology.
We also advise non-technology based clients on technology-related issues and their dealings with technology companies, including matters such as outsourcing, privacy, licensing, electronic securities trading, electronic banking and electronic securities filings that are now having an impact on their businesses.