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Will Shaw Toronto Lawyer

Will Shaw

Partner | Co-leader, Technology, Media and Telecommunications and Co-leader, Emerging Technology Fasken
In an increasingly complex business world, advisors must be able to cut through complexity and deliver practical solutions.
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2011
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Will Shaw is the National Co-Leader of Fasken's Technology, Media and Telecommunications group and is the Leader of Fasken's Emerging Technology group in Toronto. Will advises a broad range of participants in the technology sector, including early-stage companies, growth-stage companies, angel investors, strategic investors and institutional investors.

Will assists high growth tech businesses throughout their lifecycle on a broad range of matters, including financings, M&A, corporate governance and commercial contracts. He also advises venture capital firms and corporate investors with their investments into, and strategic partnerships with, emerging technology companies.

In addition to being heavily involved in the startup and emerging technology community in Toronto, Will is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.



  • David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, University of Victoria, University of Victoria 2009
2009 University of Victoria David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, University of Victoria

Client Work

  • Debiopharm Innovation Fund and Benchstrength co-lead a C$7.9 million seed funding round for Altis Labs Inc.,
  • Vivid Machines Inc. completes US$4.3 million seed financing round,
  • Toronto-based Carbon Neutral Club raises C$1.4 million in seed capital,
  • Chexy Inc. completes C$1.3 million pre-seed financing,
  • SJW Robotics Inc. raises US$2 million in seed funding,
  • Silk & Snow Inc. acquired by Sleep Country Canada Holdings Inc.,
  • OnCall Health Inc. acquired by Qualifacts Systems, LLC,
  • GrowerIQ raises C$3 million seed financing,
  • Majority stake in Dig Insights acquired by Beringer Capital,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Victoria
  • BA, History University of Victoria

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association


Fasken Institute



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Speaking Engagements

Speaker Working with Start Ups Toronto Symposium (9th Edition) location location Toronto, ON


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