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Canada Nationwide - Canada Information Technology

Information Technology focuses on the start-up, development and finance of technology-based businesses, advising start-up or later stage enterprises, venture capital investors, and other financial investors. Issues include private and public capital raisings, joint venture agreements, share listings, corporate governance and M&A. Researchers also consider legal advice given to suppliers and purchasers in relation to significant IT supply and services contracts. Work in this sector may also include outsourcing, patent work, infrastructure projects and product launches, as well as litigation.

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Band 1
  1. McCarthy Tétrault LLP
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    McCarthy Tétrault LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 1 |
    McCarthy Tétrault operates a distinguished technology practice with an impressive depth of expertise across a range of IT matters. The team often acts on outsourcing and technology infrastructure development mandates, with further capabilities in IT-related litigation. The firm advises a prestigious portfolio of clients, including banks and large technology multinationals, together with players in the transportation, aerospace and defence sectors. It is also noted for its work on high-profile tech procurements.
  2. Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
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    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 1 |
    Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt is well respected for its ability to handle an impressive range of technology mandates, with notable strength in privacy law, various data matters and cloud computing. Its technology team advises both national and international clients on sophisticated transactional matters, including large outsourcing deals. The lawyers stand out for their work on behalf of financial institutions and emerging companies. The firm is also knowledgeable on public policy issues and initiatives regarding the technology sector and innovation, particularly procurement modernisation. Its varied client roster extends to organisations from the healthcare, retail and technology sectors.
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Band 2
  1. Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 2 |
    Blake, Cassels & Graydon operates a well-established technology practice with a strong track record of handling a diverse array of IT mandates, including regulatory matters and transactions. The firm acts for a range of high-end technology companies and major corporate clients in the financial services and retail spaces, as well as emerging tech startups. It also advises on commercial agreements, outsourcing and licensing issues.
  2. Torys LLP
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    Torys LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 2 |
    Torys has a well-regarded technology group with an impressive IT offering. The Toronto-headquartered firm often assists insurance companies, banks and pension plans with technology development and licensing matters, as well as advising on outsourcing transactions. It offers impressive experience in relation to payment and card systems, with further coverage of blockchain, AI and large-scale cloud implementations.
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Band 3
  1. Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 3 |
    Borden Ladner Gervais is highly regarded for its representation of health industry clients and other public sector organisations in relation to licensing and service agreements, technology-related litigation and the privacy regulatory framework. The firm acts for both purchasers and providers of technology. It is also well versed in assisting with cybersecurity issues as well as technology-related procurement mandates.
  2. Fasken
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    Fasken
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 3 |
    Fasken has a well-established technology practice that is valued for its extensive knowledge of both mature and emerging company IT concerns. The firm leverages its multidisciplinary strength to represent an impressive portfolio of public clients, including insurance companies, in complex outsourcing transactions. The information technology team's expertise extends to the negotiation of service agreements, SaaS contracts and software licensing. Its lawyers also stand out for their knowledge of developments in the technology field, in addition to providing invaluable advice on tech-related M&A transactions.
  3. Goodmans LLP
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    Goodmans LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 3 |
    Goodmans is a prestigious Toronto-based firm that is well known for acting for technology suppliers, government entities and service providers on a range of IT-related M&A and outsourcing transactions. It is also known for its strength in IT-related litigation and regulatory work. The team has a strong track record of advising clients on early-stage investments in the technology sector.
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Band 4
  1. Bennett Jones LLP
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    Bennett Jones LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 4 |
    Bennett Jones operates a Calgary and Toronto-based technology practice with deep and broad expertise. The firm advises both public and private sector clients on e-commerce, compliance and licensing matters, often involving a cross-border element. Its lawyers represent venture funds and growth-stage companies in the tech space. The team is also known for advising energy and natural resource clients on broad technology matters and transactions.
  2. Dentons Canada LLP
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    Dentons Canada LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 4 |
    Dentons has a solid technology practice in Canada, offering experience in a range of technology-related mandates spanning M&A transactions as well as licensing and service agreements. The firm's client base includes public and private companies and venture funds. Its strong international network of offices means the team is routinely engaged on cross-border matters.
  3. Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
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    Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 4 |
    Gowling WLG has a well-resourced Canadian group with broad, multidisciplinary knowledge across technology, outsourcing and e-commerce. The firm regularly assists with technology-based transactions, including M&A and venture capital investments. The tech team offers particular expertise in the retail and public sectors. Its lawyers are knowledgeable on the latest developments in the sector, including privacy, blockchain and fintech matters.
  4. Stikeman Elliott LLP
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    Stikeman Elliott LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 4 |
    Stikeman Elliott's robust IT practice is reputed for its handling of technology-related M&A transactions. The firm's clients include a range of tech companies, as well as public authority clients. It has notable experience in large-scale outsourcing and software procurement.
  5. Deeth Williams Wall LLP
    Information Technology
    2024 | Band 4