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Ted Liu

Ted Liu

Partner, Technology


Contact Information

tliu@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6459

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2008

Education
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
  • Queen’s University, B.Sc. (Statistics) & B. Comm.
Language(s)
English

Ted has a broad technology-related practice and possesses both technology-commercial and technology-M&A expertise. Ted advises clients across a broad range of industries (e.g. investment companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, energy companies, medical device manufacturing companies, security software development companies, and securities dealers), bringing a depth of perspective that others cannot provide.  

Ted advises large financial institutions, insurance companies, and energy companies, as well as mid-size technology companies, on complex outsourcing and strategic corporate and commercial matters, including advising such clients on infrastructure, application development, rewards program, data processing, and payment processing related services and transactions. Ted’s practice also focuses on advising emerging companies on corporate and commercial matters, including acting for such clients on M&A and financing transactions. Ted also routinely advises clients on privacy, intellectual property, and data access and management related issues, as well as contract structures for innovative arrangements.

    Outsourcing, Procurement & Commercial Technology

    Ted has recently represented, in outsourcing, procurement and commercial technology deals:

    • A large energy company in the procurement of data centre services.
    • An emerging technology company in the negotiation of a product research and development agreement.
    • Major Canadian banks in the procurement of call centre services.
    • Major Canadian banks in the procurement of telecommunications and network services and related technology.
    • A utilities company in the procurement of SAP integration services.
    • A major Canadian bank in the licensing and enhancement of a hosted risk management solution.
    • A major Canadian bank in the outsourcing of its print and insertion business.
    • A major Canadian bank in the outsourcing of its back office document management process.
    • A major utilities company in the implementation of its customer information system.
    • A new Canadian retail bank in the development, license and support of the various components of its retail banking platform.
    • A leading food retailer in its multi-vendor procurement of information technology services.
    • A food services company in the implementation of a payment processing system and store value card program.

    Mergers and Acquisitions & Privacy Equity and Venture Capital Financing Transactions

    In addition, recent M&A transactions and private equity and venture capital financing transactions in which Ted has been involved include:

    • Acting for a technology company in its $50 million equity financing transaction.
    • Acting for a private Canadian technology company that was sold to a California based public company.
    • Acting for a technology company in its $20 million equity and debt financing transaction.
    • Acting for a private Canadian technology company that was sold to a multi-national public tech company.
    • Acting for a private Canadian technology company that acquired real estate software and other assets of another private Canadian technology company.
    • Acting for a private Canadian technology company that acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of a private U.S. company, as well as certain software assets of a public U.S. company.

Chambers

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018-2019: Information Technology.
    • "[Ted is] a man of many hats, with a lot of commercial acumen."

Legal 500

  • The Legal 500, 2019: Next Generation Lawyer, Technology.

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian IT Law Association
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Toronto Computer Lawyers Group