Basic facts about the department
- 17 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Top-tier practice highly regarded for its ability to handle a diverse array of IT concerns, including regulatory matters and transactions. Represents an impressive array of technology companies and major corporate clients in sophisticated multi-jurisdictional mandates. Offers particular experience of acquisitions and outsourcing arrangements.
Strengths "The advice is thorough, and they are timely. The written advice is always very complete and we are just very impressed all-round."
"I have always been extremely happy with the level of service that they provide. They are very good at communicating and helping us understand things."
Work highlights Assisted Suncor Energy and Cenovus Energy with the launch of a CAD100 million cleantech fund with the BC Cleantech CEO Alliance.
Acted for Sierra Wireless on its USD90 million acquisition of Wireless Maingate, a provider of machine-to-machine connectivity and information management services.
Significant clients XO Communication, UXP Systems, Barco, Export Development Canada, Ontario Power Generation.
Co-leader of the firm's technology group, Sunny Handa is noted for his experience of technology-related transactions. One client said: "He is absolutely brilliant. The way he explains things to us is fabulous."
Sources deem Christine Ing to be "very solutions-oriented" and "an absolute pleasure to work with." She advises on a wide range of commercial IT transactions and offers notable expertise in cloud computing and outsourcing matters.
Interviewees describe Cheryl Slusarchuk as "very client-focused, very responsive and very easy to work with." She advises on a variety of technology matters, including e-commerce and outsourcing.
Since publication, Parna Sabet-Stephenson has joined Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP