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David Feldman

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David has advised the following clients on the matters described below:

Technology and Outsourcing

  • 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 enterprise-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

Payments and Financial Services Innovation

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

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

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

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank on its strategic alliance with Canada Post to expand access to financial services for Canadians, beginning with a new personal loan product

Mergers and 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:

  • The Legal 500 Canada – 2021–2023 (Technology)

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business – 2020–2023 (Information Technology)

  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyer – Independently Rated Lawyers – 2020–2022 (As nominated by senior in-house counsel)

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.

Publications
Professional Appearances
  • Co-speaker: Proactive Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect and Thrive
    Intact Presentation, April 6, 2022.
  • Co-speaker: Proactive Cybersecurity: What You Need to Know to Protect and Thrive
    Bank of Nova Scotia Presentation, Virtual, December 14, 2021.
  • 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.
Media Activities
Education
Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2010
JD, Osgoode Hall Law School – 2009
MBA, Schulich School of Business – 2009
BEngMgt (Electrical/Computer), McMaster University – 2005
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