Stikeman Elliott’s Technology Group understands the business and technology drivers of technology focused transactions. Our lawyers are pragmatic and offer expertise on technology-related issues arising in the context of corporate-commercial matters.

The Group supports some of the largest companies and technology end-users in Canada and around the world as well as the sector’s most innovative and ambitious start-ups – in M&A, capital markets, outsourcing, commercial relationships, litigation, intellectual property, and technology infrastructure development transactions. We have negotiated with virtually all major global technology providers, software companies and hardware manufacturers. This diverse and extensive client base and depth of expertise ensures that the priorities and perspectives of all parties are understood, resulting in more effective and efficient counsel. We create agreements and legal solutions that work in real life, taking into account the longevity and complexity of technology partnerships and transactions.

Stikeman Elliott understands the unique role and risks associated with the exploitation of information technology, allowing us to focus on the business and reputational issues important to our clients. Our clients include sophisticated national and multinational companies with technology issues in traditional industry sectors, such as financial services, energy, and retail, as well as in emerging economy sectors such as e-commerce and social media. We represent technology companies at all stages of development, venture capital companies and other investors in the technology sector.

Our Expertise

  • Business process outsourcings
  • Debt and equity financing
  • E-commerce & internet infrastructure
  • Electronic contracting
  • Fintech
  • Licensing and commercialization
  • Partnerships and joint ventures
  • Privacy
  • Procurements and RFPs
  • Service arrangements
  • Technology development
  • Technology litigation
  • Technology transfer
  • Website development/hosting agreements
  • Chambers Global 2020 for Information Technology
  • Global Communications & Telecom Tech Deal of the Year and Global Corporate Deal of the Year - 2018 M&A Atlas Awards
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 for Technology Transactions
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2020 for Computer & IT
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2020 for Technology