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David Feldman

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  • Financial institutions on their digital transformation projects in collaboration with fintechs and insurtechs

  • A large natural resources company on an agreement to outsource certain finance and accounting business processes as part of its finance transformation project

  • A mining company on its agreement with a telecommunications provider to enable the mining company’s autonomous/driverless fleet of mining trucks

  • 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

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


  • Large Canadian banks for their negotiations with their primary payment networks

  • Financial institutions on a variety of payments-related agreements, including credit card program agreements and agreements for mobile wallets

  • An international payments processor on its agreements with Canadian credit card issuing banks

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Kognitiv Corporation on its C$525-million acquisition of Aimia Inc.’s Loyalty Solutions business

  • Republic Financial Holdings Limited on its acquisition of Scotiabank (British Virgin Islands) Limited from The Bank of Nova Scotia

  • 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 C$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, a subsidiary of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

  • Ericsson Canada on its acquisitions of Telcocell and ConceptWave Software

  • 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.

Awards & Recognition

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

  • Acritas Stars 2021: Independently Rated Lawyer (Nominated as a stand-out lawyer by senior in-house counsel)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2021 (Technology)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2021 (Information Technology: Nationwide)

Professional Activities

David has served as chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group (TCLG), a conference co-chair and board member for the Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH) and an executive member of the Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Appearances
  • Co-speaker: Technology in the Energy Industry
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, October 6, 2020.
  • Speaker: Digital Transformation Projects – Lessons Learned
    Client Seminar, Webcast, July 7, 2020.
  • Co-chair: Digital Transformation: Understanding and Managing the Legal Risks
    Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Webcast Series, May 5 - June 9, 2020.
  • Moderator: Digital Transformation: Lessons Learned and Key Insights from the Banks
    Canadian Technology Law Association (CAN-TECH), Webcast, May 5, 2020.
  • 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 (CAN-TECH), Toronto, Ontario, June 17, 2019.
  • Co-speaker: Getting Technical: Best Practices for IT Contract Negotiations
    Client Seminar, June 5, 2019, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Co-speaker: All About Data: Best Practices for Assessing Cyber Risks, Negotiating Contracts and Responding to Breaches
    Blakes Business Class Seminar, May 28, 2019.
  • 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.
Admitted to the Ontario Bar - 2010
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School - 2009
M.B.A., Schulich School of Business - 2009
B.Eng.Mgt. (Electrical/Computer), McMaster University - 2005
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