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Karam  Bayrakal

Karam Bayrakal *

Partner | Co-leader, Technology, Media and Telecommunications 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 co-leader of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications group, who focusses in 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.

  • Recognized in Information Technology Law in Vancouver, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 to 2022
  • Recognized nationwide in Information Technology , Chambers Canada 2016 to 2022
  • Recognized as an Acritas Star™ lawyer, Acritas Star Independently Rated Lawyers 2021
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  • 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
Article Balancing Act: Genetics and Privacy
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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