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Karam Bayrakal, Partner

Karam Bayrakal *

Partner Fasken
Some of the most exciting and profitable technology companies in Canada today were start-ups. These businesses are foundational to a strong economy.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 2000
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver
*Law Corporation


Karam Bayrakal is a business lawyer in Vancouver, and a past co-leader of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group, who focuses on the areas of information technology, online services, interactive media, emerging technology and intellectual property. He is involved in the related issues around cyber security, privacy and confidentiality. Global and regional technology clients want Karam for his advice on the strategic, legal and commercial aspects of acquiring, developing and transferring technology.

Practical and innovative legal guidance

Karam's clients range from emerging companies to large international organizations. His deal experience with private and public sector clients extend across the United States, Asia, South America and Europe.

Expert in large-scale, complex technology initiatives

Karam provides practical straightforward advice to clients on large-scale, complex technology projects. He works with clients throughout the selection and negotiation process, including strategy development, term sheet and contract negotiations, and structuring ongoing contract management and relationship governance.

Karam advises public bodies with respect to their information security needs related to technology systems and implementations, and has worked with emerging technology clients implementing advanced computing technologies, such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing, including into national health care initiatives. 

Top advisor to the interactive media industry

Karam helps interactive media companies, in particular video game developers and publishers, through common and uncommon industry and legal issues. He advises video game clients on development and publishing deals, including advice on related corporate, tax, and intellectual property clearance issues. He has credits in multiple games, including Dead Rising 3 (a launch title for Xbox One), as well as top grossing App Store games.


Client Work

  • Vonigo Software Ltd. sells its business,
  • Apply Digital receives growth investment from Interlock Equity,
  • Motion Metrics International Corp sold for C$150 million,
  • Teradici Corporation in its acquisition by HP Inc.,
  • Trulioo closes US$394 million Series D financing,
  • Metalhead Software on its acquisition by Electronic Arts,
  • Galvanize acquired by Diligent for US$1 billion,
  • Vancouver-based fitness tech startup Trainerize acquired by ABC Financial,
  • Koch Engineered Solutions acquires majority stake in DarkVision Technologies,

Career & Education


  • LLB University of Ottawa
  • BA (Honours) University of Western Ontario

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Director, DigiBC - the Interactive & Digital Media Industry Association of BC
  • Member and former Director, BC Tech Association
  • Former Chair, Interactive Media Section, Canadian Association of Information Technology Law (IT.CAN)
  • Canadian Bar Association


Fasken Institute



Article Balancing Act: Genetics and Privacy

Speaking Engagements

Speaker Game Development and Contract Issues Video Game Bar Association, Summit North location location Vancouver, BC Video Game Bar Association, Summit North
Speaker Open Source Software: Background, Contracts & Considerations Fasken Martineau Symposium 2016 location location Vancouver, BC
Speaker Internet of Things Fasken Martineau Symposium 2015 location location Vancouver, BC


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