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Andrew Nunes Toronto Lawyer

Andrew S. Nunes *

Partner Fasken
With the cloud and big data revolutionizing technology, organizations will have to rapidly adjust to the new realities of doing business.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2001
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto
*practising through a professional corporation


Andrew is a Vice-Chair of Fasken’s Business Law Department (Ontario) and the Ontario IT representative on the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group Steering Committee.

Andrew's corporate and commercial practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, business partnerships, complex outsourcings and other business transactions, with a particular emphasis on the technology sector and technology related matters. From blue-chip corporations to leading-edge technology companies, Andrew assists a broad range of Canadian and U.S. based organizations with traditional and online transaction, governance and compliance issues.

In addition to buying and selling technology companies, Andrew regularly advises clients on the development, protection and commercialization of technology products and services, including technology acquisition, implementation, outsourcing, licensing, distribution, maintenance, support and hosting. Andrew also assists clients with navigating the legal landscape relating to the Internet, e-commerce, open source software, anti-spam regulation, cloud computing, data protection and cyber security.

A regular author and frequent speaker on technology and commercial law topics, Andrew is also a Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association IT and E-Commerce Section, and a prior member of the OBA Council. Andrew recently completed an extended tenure on the Board of Directors of TechConnex, a leading Canadian technology industry association.

Andrew’s expertise in IT Law is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert and Best Lawyers, along with other rankings. In 2013 he was named to the list of Lexpert Rising Stars, recognizing the leading lawyers in Canada under 40.

On September 24, 2018, Andrew participated on a panel of top deal makers at The Deal Economy Chicago conference on the topic “Examining the Tech Explosion in the M&A Market”.  


Client Work

  • Subsidiaries of ASG III, LLC (an affiliate of Alpine Software Group) complete acquisition of ThinkLP Inc., and Anderson Oxford Inc.,
  • GlobalMed Inc. (Canada) and Schauenburg‐Truplast (China) acquired by Molded Devices, Inc.,
  • Voxtur Analytics Corp. completes C$30.5 million acquisition of Appraisers Now Ltd.,
  • Quadient acquires Beanworks Solutions,
  • Upland Software Completes another Canadian Acquisition,
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment completes acquisition of Audiokinetic,
  • GCR, Inc. completes acquisition of MB3 Technologies, Inc.,
  • Gavel & Gown sells Amicus Attorney to subsidiary of Abacus Data Systems,
  • Grip acquired by Dentsu Aegis Network,

Career & Education


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

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Board of Governors, National Bar Association 
  • Chair, National Bar Association, Commercial Law Section
  • Past Director, TechConnex (formerly York Technology Alliance)
  • 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


Fasken Institute



Article The Affero Open Source Licenses – Closing the Application Service Provider Loophole The Canadian Institute IT Law & Technology Transactions Review, Volume I, No. 1
Article Building Cloud Value: A Best Practice Guide, 2016 Toronto Cloud Business Coalition

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Key Issues in Technology Contracts
Speaker American Bar Association, Cyberspace Law Committee, Business Law Section – Cross-Boarder Regulation & Technology Subcommittee American Bar Association
Presenter Drafting & Negotiating IT Agreements Workshop Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Certificate Program location location Toronto, ON, Canada


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