David Feldman
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-4021

David provides practical, business-oriented advice to clients who are implementing digital transformation projects, maintaining their regular day-to-day IT operations, or negotiating other technology-related contracts.

David specializes in commercial agreements involving information technology (IT), outsourcing, cloud computing, software licensing, system implementations, mobile apps, cybersecurity and data sharing. He also handles all technology aspects of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), including post-closing transitional services arrangements.


Representative IT/commercial experience includes advising:

  • Financial institutions on their digital transformation projects in collaboration with FinTechs and InsurTechs

  • Energy producers and distributors on the outsourcing of their corporate-wide information technology and cybersecurity services

  • Technology providers on their customer agreements for software, technology services, cloud solutions, cybersecurity solutions, or system implementations

  • Polymath on the establishment and launch of their Security Token Standard on the Ethereum blockchain

  • Various other clients in a range of industries who are leveraging ‘big data’, mobile apps, blockchain, and other innovative technologies in order to increase customer engagement and capitalize on new business opportunities

Representative M&A experience includes providing technology and transitional services-related advice to:

  • Kinder Morgan Canada on its proposed C$4.5-billion sale of the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and expansion project to the Government of Canada

  • Suncor Energy Inc. on the $1.13-billion sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation

  • The Bank of Nova Scotia on the sale of the business and assets of Roynat Lease Finance, a division of its subsidiary Roynat Inc., to Meridian Credit Union Limited

  • Standard Life on the C$4-billion sale of its Canadian insurance business to Manulife

  • Transamerica/AEGON on the C$600-million sale of its Canadian insurance business to Wilton Re/CPPIB

  • Ericsson Canada on its acquisitions of Telcocell and ConceptWave Software

  • Audax Private Equity on its acquisition of the physiotherapy, rehabilitation and medical assessments businesses of Centric Health Corporation

  • Just Eat plc on its acquisition of SkipTheDishes Inc., one of Canada's largest online food delivery marketplaces

  • Meltwater on the acquisition of the Infomart media monitoring business from Postmedia Inc.


David has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publication:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2020 (Information Technology)

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Blakes Business Class, June 12, 2018.
Blakes Bulletin on International Trade, June 7, 2018.
The Licensing Journal, May, 2017, and Blakes Bulletin on Mergers & Acquisitions, February 27, 2017.
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Moderator: New Cloud Solutions and Risks
Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Toronto, Ontario, October 29, 2019.
Co-speaker: New Technology and the Future of the Canadian Construction Industry
The Canadian Bar Association (CBA), Online, June 20, 2019.
Co-speaker: COLO – Helping Clients Negotiate Colocation Agreements
Canadian Technology Law Association (CANTECH), Toronto, Ontario, June 17, 2019.
Co-speaker: Getting Technical: Best Practices for IT Contract Negotiations
Client Seminar, June 5, 2019, Toronto, Ontario.
Speaker: Outsourcing Strategy and Scoping
Centre for Outsourcing Research & Education (CORE), Toronto, Ontario, January 24, 2019.
Co-speaker: Blockchain and Smart Contracts – Overview and Legal Issues
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, September 27, 2018.
Speaker: Introduction to IT Law
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Calgary, Alberta, September 26, 2018.
Co-speaker: Limitations of Liability and Indemnities in Commercial Contracts
Blakes Business Class Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 17, 2018.
Speaker: Cleverly Contracting for Cybersecurity
Hot-Button Topics in Intellectual Property Law, Blakes Business Class Seminar, Toronto, Ontario, June 6, 2017.
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