Technology companies, from the world’s largest multinationals and vendors to start-ups and growth stage companies, regularly retain Blakes to assist with their legal issues.
Blakes has one of the leading mergers and acquisitions practices in Canada, advising clients on strategic considerations and when acquiring or selling technology assets, or when they need advice on the commercialization of technology products and services. We help protect ownership rights, handle source code escrow and trust arrangements, and provide a host of other services to technology developers.
We also advise technology companies on outsourcing and procurement arrangements, drafting technology transfer, development, distribution and licensing agreements, data processing and electronic data interchange protocols.
As a full-service national law firm, our Technology team includes talented professionals from each Blakes office, with expertise across the legal spectrum, including advice on capital markets, employment, executive compensation, real estate leasing, cybersecurity, privacy, and marketing and advertising matters, among other areas.
Our litigators advise on advanced risk-management strategies to avoid disputes when possible. When litigation is the only option, our team is prepared to work alongside our clients through every stage of the dispute — in court, at the negotiating table, and before tribunals and government agencies.
Our industry-leading Technology lawyers possess a remarkable diversity of experience and education, including backgrounds in computer science and management information systems. We share a deep understanding and appreciation of the business realities of the technology industry and how to leverage technologies to benefit business objectives.