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Andrew Nunes

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 Nunes’ 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 clients with traditional and online transaction and compliance issues, for Canadian and US based organizations.

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 provides key insights into legislative regimes in the IT e-commerce, anti-spam and data protection/cyber security space. He also supports the acquisition, implementation, licensing, distribution, maintenance, support, and hosting of technology.

Andrew also advises on business formations, corporate governance and compliance issues for large and small business.

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 currently sits on the Board of Directors of TechConnex (formerly the York Technology Alliance).

Andrew’s expertise is recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Canada, along with other rankings.

    • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 for Information Technology Law
    • Ranked by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2018 for Computer & IT 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 (Band 2) for Information Technology by Chambers Canada (2016, 2017, 2018)
    • Recognized by Chambers Global for Information Technology in Canada (2016, 2017, 2018)
    • 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)


    • 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

    • 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
    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
    Speaker CASL: Time to get Serious about Compliance location location Toronto, ON
    Presenter Preserving the crown jewels…what to look for when buying and selling IP/IT assets location location Toronto, ON


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