Technology

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In the rapidly evolving technology sector, your company must be nimble and ready to act so you can enable – and respond to – innovation and market changes. As technology evolved beyond computing hardware and telecommunications, we broadened our expertise to encompass cybersecurity and data, cloud computing, Internet of Things and machine intelligence/learning to help you stay relevant and competitive while reaching your business objectives. We pride ourselves on delivering creative solutions that meet your shifting priorities and needs.

Emerging and high growth ventures in the tech sector benefit from the knowledge and expertise our lawyers possess in the broad range of areas that affect them – from corporate and tax structuring, to financing, to intellectual property, to employment-related issues. Our broader team of experts also provides emerging and growth stage technology ventures with a valuable connection to our network of potential funders as well as a conduit to capital.

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The Underwriters in Lightspeed Commerce Inc.’s US$823.5 million public offering (including full exercise of the over-allotment option)

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TELUS International in its US$1.06 billion initial public offering. This is the largest technology IPO in Canadian history and the fifth largest IPO in TSX history by total proceeds raised.

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How we can help

We recognize that both emerging start-ups and established incumbents in this space need legal guidance. Osler can help by providing direction, solutions and connections at every stage of your growth and development.

As your company grows and becomes established, we provide strategic insights that leverage technology as an integral part of your operations by providing access to our commercial technology and outsourcing services, including IT contracting, complex services agreements, privacy and data protection, and general corporate and commercial matters. Osler has also represented some of the largest technology firms in the world, from social media ventures industry veterans, in litigation matters concerning data protection, privacy, class actions and more. We leverage our considerable experience and team of strong negotiators to deliver the best commercial terms.

We can also provide strategic leadership in possible acquisitions if your company is looking to expand but can also help with an exit plan if you are looking to sell. Whatever your needs, we can support you every step of the way.

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  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Information Technology (Band 1), Startups & Emerging Companies (Band 1)
    • "The service has been absolutely excellent. The lawyers are responsive, they always meet their time commitments and they are knowledgeable."
    • "Their strengths include deep expertise in competition, IP and privacy law. They also have excellent drafting and negotiation sills for complex IT transactions."
    • "Go-to firm for complex or bespoke work."
    • "They're a top-notch firm - they deliver sound, practical advice and understand the needs of our business."
  • Chambers Canada AwardsOsler named ‘Technology Law Firm of the Year’, 2019
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Information Technology (Band 1)
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Computer & IT Law; Technology Transactions (Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada: Osler lawyers recognized in Technology Transactions
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Technology (Tier 1)