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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

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”.  

  • Recognized in Technology Law in Toronto, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2020 to 2021
  • Recognized in FinTech Practice and Information Technology Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2021
  • Recognized nationwide in Information Technology, Chambers Canada 2016 to 2021
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  • 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
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
Presenter Drafting & Negotiating IT Agreements Workshop Osgoode Hall Law School Professional Development Certificate Program location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker IT Contracting Primer: Critical Insights and Issues for In-House LawyersLawyers Law Society of Ontario 9th In-House Counsel Summit location location Toronto, ON, Canada
Speaker Examining the Tech Explosion in the M&A Market The Deal Economy Conference location location Chicago, IL, USA


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