Construction and Engineering – Commercial Technology Transactions

With multiple parties including contractors, subcontractors, building owners and building users involved in construction projects, technology platforms and applications are being increasingly applied to consolidate and integrate the various project components as well as allowing greater collaboration. Each party typically has its own system for collecting and storing data, and the challenge is to bring all these systems together in an integrated platform for the benefit of all participants. Issues can still emerge with data management and smart technologies, particularly in relation to ownership rights and privacy, legal and ethical concerns.

Osler’s commercial technology transactions team has the specialized knowledge and expertise to provide efficient and effective solutions for the challenges and complexities faced by construction projects. Our team is comprised of a large number of practitioners, each of whom contributes different skills and talents relevant to construction industry vendors and purchasers of technology-related products and services. All aspects of information technology transactions are covered, including software licensing and maintenance, systems integration projects, reseller arrangements.  procurement, financing, risk management and service agreements.

Our team members practice in a range of legal areas, including corporate/commercial, corporate finance and e-commerce. Several of our lawyers have education and backgrounds in engineering which provide us with a better understanding of the inherent risks and issues that arise during a construction project. We combine technical excellence with commercial know-how. Our privacy team has specialized knowledge and experience regarding all aspects of privacy and data protection laws that affect technology-related businesses and transactions, including the handling of personal information.

Whether you are a contractor, subcontractor, building owner or building user, you want to maximize your project opportunities while protecting your interests. Osler has the experience and talent to assist use you in determining the best strategic uses for your building technology and data.

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