What the team is known for
Fasken has a strong regulatory practice in Canada which is recognised for its experience of freedom of information matters and privacy compliance. The firm frequently acts for insurance companies and public sector clients. It operates a highly regarded cybersecurity practice with notable expertise in incident response, risk management and cyber insurance. The team is also experienced in acting on privacy breach class action proceedings before all levels of court. It is increasingly engaged on mandates involving data transfer and storage issues, as well as innovative data capture proposals.
One client commented that "the team is very strong. They provide very timely and relevant advice. Their bulletins are also very helpful in synthesising complex matters."
Another client praised the Fasken team for its "depth of knowledge, expertise, responsiveness and pragmatic approach," noting that the lawyers are able to complete matters "in an efficient and cost-effective manner."
A Fasken team led by Laura Cooper, Sarah Armstrong and Alex Cameron defended Equifax in a series of related privacy class actions spanning five Canadian provinces and stemming from a high-profile cybersecurity incident. The cumulative value of the claims was more than CAD1.2 billion.
is an exceptionally well-respected lawyer in the privacy sphere with an outstanding client following, particularly in areas such as insurance and financial services. Based in Toronto, he leads the firm's privacy and cybersecurity group."He delivers practical advice and is able to distil complex legal issues effectively and clearly." "He has a really strong practice."
is based in Montréal, from where he regularly provides counsel on cybersecurity incident response as well as assisting clients with privacy-related regulatory proceedings. His privacy work is complemented by his growing expertise in trusts and estates litigation."He is very well renowned in the privacy area and is a great adviser."