• BSc (Hons), Combined Computer Science & Physics, 1996
    York University
  • LLB, 1999
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University

Year of Call/Admission

  • Ontario, 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Andrew S. Nunes

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Andrew Nunes is a partner in the Business Law Department and Vice Chair of the Technology Law Group in the Toronto office. He is engaged in a broad corporate/commercial practice, including asset and share acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances, debt and equity financings, refinancings, business process outsourcings and customer/supplier arrangements in a broad range of industries. He also advises on business formations, corporate governance and compliance issues for large and small business. Andrew acts for a wide range of clients from blue-chip corporations to leading-edge technology companies, including a number of U.S. clients engaged in cross-border transactions.

Andrew’s practice includes a particular focus on information technology matters. He has strong expertise in buying and selling technology businesses and complex technology outsourcing arrangements. He also regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues and agreements relating to the development, protection and exploitation of technology products and services, such as development, implementation, consulting, acquisition, licensing, distribution, maintenance and support, hosting, escrow, internet and e-commerce, open source software, anti-spam, cloud computing, data protection, social media and cyber security.

Andrew is a regular author and a frequent speaker on technology and commercial law topics. He is also on the Editorial Board for The Canadian Institute IT Law & Technology Transactions Review. Andrew is a past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association IT and E-Commerce Section and a prior member of the OBA Council. He also currently sits on the Board of Directors of TechConnex (formerly the York Technology Alliance). Andrew has been recognized internationally and locally as a leading lawyer in Canada for Information Technology Law and by Lexpert as a "Rising Star", a Corporate Lawyer to Watch and a repeatedly recommended lawyer for Technology Transactions.

Honours and Awards

    • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 for Information Technology Law
    • Ranked by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory for Technology Transactions (repeatedly recommended) (2015-2016)
    • Recognized as one of the world's leading Information Technology lawyers in Canada by The International Who's Who Legal of Information Technology Lawyers (2013), Who's Who Legal: Canada (2013, 2014, 2015) and Who's Who Legal 100 (2014, 2015)
    • Ranked individually and recognized as a notable practitioner for Fasken Martineau (Band 2) for Information Technology by Chambers Canada (2016-2018)
    • Recognized by Chambers Global for Information Technology in Canada (2016, 2017)
    • Recommended lawyer for Technology Law in Canada by PLC Which Lawyer? International
    • Recognized in the Lexpert 2014 Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers as a Corporate Lawyer to Watch
    • Recognized as a Lexpert "Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40" in Canada (2013)

    Community Involvement

    • Provides pro-bono legal advice to various faith-based not-for-profit organizations
    • Speaks regularly at events hosted by corporate, educational and community groups, including recent engagements at the University of Toronto BSA "Education is Key" high school conference, The Alliance of Jamaican Alumni Associations and various Black History Programs
    • Mentor, Legal Action Within Schools (LAWS) Mentorship Program
    • Mentor, Osgoode Hall Law School Mentoring Program


    • Director, TechConnex (formerly York Technology Alliance)
    • Executive Committee Member, National Bar Association Commercial Law Section
    • Past Chair, Ontario Bar Association, Information Technology and E-Commerce Section
    • Past Member, Ontario Bar Association Council
    • Member, Canadian IT Law Association
    • Member, Toronto Computer Lawyers' Group
    • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers