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We’re fluent in the ever-changing language used by technology companies. Our clients range from software, biotech, blockchain and smart contracts, and cryptocurrency companies to sports, agriculture and energy technology.
Are you a start-up or a new company? We’ll help you start your business – including incorporation and organization of your company, tax considerations and corporate governance matters – then scale up, finance and sell (if being acquired is your goal). Need seed round or Series A financing? We’ll guide you through the process. And, of course, we’ll make sure your intellectual property is protected. No matter what your needs, you’ll get personalized, inventive solutions from a highly skilled, knowledgeable team that truly understands your business.
What we do
Strategic guidance on a range of intellectual property and technology-related issues, including:
- Software development, licensing and outsourcing
- Technology transfer and licensing
- Privacy and data protection
- Trade secrets
- IP and technology litigation
What clients have to say
"The team provides very practical, down-to-earth advice. Lawyers instinctively understand our priorities and risk-tolerance levels. They have their fingers on the pulse of current affairs and how this directly affects our industry." – Legal 500 Canada 2020
Blackline Safety Corp. in bought deal public offering
Acted for Blackline Safety Corp. in bought deal public offering of Common Shares for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $12 million through a syndicate of underwriters led by PI Financial Corp. and concurrent non-brokered private placement of Common Shares for gross proceeds of $13 million, for total gross proceeds of approximately $25 million. Closed August 31, 2022.
Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc. Series A $8.4 million financing
Advised Canadian Virtual Gurus Inc. on their Series A $8.4 million financing for their diversity-focused virtual assistant marketplace.
Blackline Safety Corp.'s bought deal financing
Counsel to Blackline Safety Corp. in its bought deal financing of 5,480,000 common shares for gross proceeds of approximately $40 million.
WestBlock Capital Inc. acquisition by LUXXFOLIO Holdings Inc.
Counsel to WestBlock Capital Inc., a cryptocurrency mining company, in its acquisition by LUXXFOLIO Holdings Inc., a digital infrastructure provider based in Canada for an undisclosed sum.
Peloton's acquisition of Cevian Technologies
Counsel to Peloton in its acquisition of Cevian Technologies, a cloud-based software company, for an undisclosed amount.
4iiii Innovations Inc.'s acquisition of STAC Performance
Counsel to 4iiii Innovations Inc., a sports performance technology company, in its acquisition of STAC Performance for an undisclosed sum.
STEM Learning Lab Inc. merger with Edgemakers Inc.
Counsel to STEM Learning Lab Inc. in its merger transaction with EdgeMakers Inc.
Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd.'s strategic investment
Counsel to Peloton Computer Enterprises Ltd. in a strategic investment by Silver Lake, TriWest Capital Partners and HarbourVest Partners.
Axia NetMedia Corporation's $272 million acquisition
Counsel to Axia NetMedia Corporation in the $272 million acquisition by Partners Group in a going private transaction completed by plan of arrangement.
Rogers Communications Inc.'s successful appeal of application
Counsel to Rogers Communications Inc. in successful appeal of application to stay a "system access fee" class action as an abuse of process. (Turner v Bell Mobility Inc, 2016 ABCA 21).
Serious Labs Inc.'s US$5 million financing
Counsel to Serious Labs Inc. in its US$5 million equity private placement financing.
Acquisition of GPS technology products business
Counsel to a Calgary based public GPS technology corporation in connection with its acquisition of the GPS aerial guidance and flow control products business from a privately held Texas corporation.
SMART Technologies Inc's acquisition
Counsel to the founding shareholders of SMART Technologies Inc. in connection with the acquisition of a 49% interest by a UK private equity fund.
$40 million employment-related dispute
Co-counsel in a $40 million claim and counterclaim, alleging misappropriation and misuse of confidential and proprietary information, unfair competition, wrongful solicitation of employees and customers, breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy, defamation and oppression.
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