Technology

Businesses across every industry sector are facing unprecedented challenges and are looking to technology and innovation to drive efficiencies and remain competitive in what is becoming an increasingly regulated environment.

Our global team of technology lawyers advise some of the world’s leading corporations on the legal, regulatory and commercial issues raised by the impact of technology on their businesses. This encompasses businesses across the technology, business services, communications, media, entertainment and consumer markets sectors in both established and emerging markets.

Our technology team, made up of more than 500 lawyers in more than 50 cities across the world, is comprised of experienced technology sector legal professionals, with specialized industry experience across all of our major practice areas. They are able to draw upon the in-depth industry knowledge from our other key industry teams, including consumer markets; energy, infrastructure and resources; financial institutions; life sciences and healthcare; and transport, to deliver a truly global technology solution to clients.

We are recognized as thought leaders in the industry, providing insight on cutting-edge technology developments, including artificial intelligence, big data, internet of things, cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and data protection and privacy, to help our clients navigate the risks of digital disruption as well as the competitive opportunities afforded by investment in digital capital.

Our areas of work include

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Big data
  • Brand protection and digital rights management
  • Cloud-based technology
  • Communications, media and entertainment
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Data protection, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Distributed ledger technology, including blockchain
  • eCommerce
  • FinTech
  • Franchising
  • Information technology agreements and disputes
  • Internet of things
  • M&A, including restructurings and buyouts in the global technology sector
  • Retail and consumer markets, including distribution
  • Software and systems ownership issues
  • Sourcing and technology
  • Sports law
  • Telecommunications

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Information Technology, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Startups and Emerging Companies, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Chambers FinTech Guide, Canada: FinTech Legal, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Information Technology, Chambers and Partners, 2021
  • Legal 500 Canada, Technology, The Legal 500, 2021

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