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As recognized leaders in IT law, Fasken is well-positioned to help your business anticipate and address the increasing pace of technological change, and your evolving business needs.  Whether you are a technology company, or you use technology in your business, we provide balanced, pragmatic advice when you need to make key decisions.  To address all of your IT-related legal concerns, we work closely as trusted advisors to in-house practitioners and business leaders.

Whether your organization is purchasing or providing IT services, we advise on everything from large systems implementations and outsourcing arrangements, to Internet business models, to new technologies.


We recognize that technological developments raise issues across a broad range of subject matters, and take a collaborative multidisciplinary approach to addressing those issues. For example, cryptocurrencies raise technology, securities, financial services and tax considerations,


If you’re launching initiatives to advance technology infrastructure or services, in addition to developing and negotiating the agreements, we’ll work with you to develop comprehensive RFPs and conduct a successful procurement; develop and implement cloud and outsourcing strategies; address data security, privacy and CASL issues; create governance, IT security, record retention and other critical policies. 


Our work for technology providers includes  developing commercialization strategies including tech transfer; implementing e-commerce strategies to comply with regulatory requirements like consumer protection and privacy; facilitating the use and exchange of virtual/crypto-currencies; managing IP portfolios, open source and the use of agile development; developing and implementing cyber-security strategies; developing licensing and XaaS agreements; responding to RFPs; and managing the Canadian side of cross-border investments to comply with regulations, expand assets or secure funding.


We have extensive experience in acting for buyers, sellers and investors in connection with acquisitions, dispositions and financings.


Fasken is a recognized leader in technology law. Respected peer review publications such as Chambers, Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal, Best Lawyers, Practical Law Company and others frequently recognize our team for its skill and contributions to organizations such as the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw), the Canadian IT Law Association (IT.Can) and the International Federation of Computer Law Associations (IFCLA).


Browse our recent work, read our analysis of the most current information technology legal issues or contact any of our lawyers to learn more.


As technology evolves, so do your challenges, and our solutions.
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