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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.

Andrew is a Vice-Chair of Fasken’s Business Law practice in Ontario. He is also a member of our firm-wide Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group steering committee.

On September 24, 2018, he 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 nationwide as top tier (Tier 2) for Technology Law, The Legal 500 Canada 2019
  • Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for Information Technology Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2018 to 2019
  • Recognized by Chambers Global for Information Technology in Canada , Chambers Global 2016 to 2019
2019 The Legal 500 Canada Recognized nationwide as top tier (Tier 2) for Technology Law
Chambers Global Recognized by Chambers Global for Information Technology in Canada


  • 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 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
Facilitator The Osgoode Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements: Drafting and Negotiation Workshop


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