Lexpert Ranked Lawyer Profile

George S. Takach

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Senior partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Brings significant value to clients in their tech company mergers & acquisitions/financing deals, sophisticated tech licensing/tech procurement transactions, and challenging e-commerce activities, including work on cloud, SaaS and Big Data deals. Represents a wide range of software, hardware and other technology companies on commercial and financing/mergers & acquisitions matters. Has a national tech procurement practice, regularly assisting existing companies in all sectors of the Canadian economy. Authored Computer Law, second ed.; The Software Business, second ed.; and Contracting For Computers, fourth ed. Recognized by: The Best Lawyers in Canada as a leading lawyer in information technology law and technology law, and as their 2017 lawyer of the year for information technology law; Chambers Canada, as an eminent lawyer in information technology; The Lexpert® American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, as a leading lawyer in Corporate Mid-Market, Technology Law and Computer & IT Law; and The Legal 500 Canada as a leading lawyer for technology, media and telecoms. Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School for over 20 years, teaching the Computer Law course. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1985.

Year Called to the Bar:1985 (ON)
66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 601-7662
Fax: (416) 868-0673
E-mail: gtakach@mccarthy.ca

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  • Aug 22, 2019
    Competitive Disruption Means Technology Driven Alternatives – and That`s a Good Thing
  • Mar 19, 2018
    Due Diligence on any Assets in an M&A is difficult enough to conduct. But when you’re talking about Big Data, who knows what breaches, what information, need to be considered?
  • Oct 08, 2016
    How do you know when a tech start-up has made it big in this country? When it leaves, of course. Canada has work to do if it wants to be more than an incubator for the States
  • Oct 08, 2016
    Bitcoin may seem uncontrollable, but so did the internet back in the day. Eventually, legal systems emerge.
  • Sep 07, 2016
    The invention enabling Bitcoin has profound implications for bankers, lawyers — the whole world, really
  • Aug 09, 2016
    Allow me to begin with a personal story. In the late 1980s, a few years after I was called to the Bar, I remember being asked by a US client for something that required an order from the Ontario ...
  • Jun 29, 2016
    In a world where information technology is hugely disruptive in so many markets, do you ever wonder what impact IT will have on the legal profession? (Is that nervous laughter I hear?) When I ask how ...
  • Apr 15, 2016
    Canadian businesses would benefit mightily from e-commerce in a TPP-supported economy
  • Mar 16, 2016
    You will be hearing a lot about the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement (“TPP”) this year. The Harper Conservative government signed it on Oct. 5, 2015, but for it to be effective for Canada, ...
  • Feb 10, 2016
    In the two previous columns, I looked at the various factors you need to consider before you can meaningfully craft your Data Breach Preparation Plan (DBPP). Now you’re ready to put together this ...
  • Jan 20, 2016
    Last time, I looked at the steps organizations should be taking to prepare for the inevitable data breach. I ended the column with the call to arms that every organization should prepare – and keep ...
  • Dec 02, 2015
    It’s a sign of the times we live in that when I speak to clients about “future data breaches,” we no longer use the word “if” but rather the more certain “when.” Alas, it really is just a question of ...
  • Oct 21, 2015
    There are a lot of tech companies in the M&A market right now. The buyers have healthy balance sheets, and they want to deploy that cash by beefing up their product offerings, or expanding ...
  • Sep 09, 2015
    Over the past half decade it seems like just about everyone on my morning and end-of-day commute on public transit is looking at a mobile screen for the 20-minute ride. This observation was ...
  • Jul 08, 2015
    Last month I looked at the quickening pace at which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, are being used in Canadian and foreign airspace. UAVs are finding compelling ...
  • Jun 03, 2015
    I was sitting on a chairlift recently at a ski resort, and the stranger next to me had an unusual backpack with him. Turns out it was a drone, equipped with a fancy camera. He and some buddies were ...
  • Jun 01, 2015
    The sophistication of Canada’s patent system lags behind many other jurisdictions. But with upcoming amendments to the Patent Act, is that about to change?
  • Apr 08, 2015
    IBM’s significant commitment to cloud computing has led its legal department to redesign the core contract under which it provides cloud services to enterprise customers. And in a very interesting ...
  • Mar 20, 2015
    Regular readers of this space will recall that last year I was critical of the Ontario Court of Appeal’s decision in the Fearon case, which asked whether a warrantless search of a cellphone by police ...
  • Feb 11, 2015
    In my last column, I highlighted the sorry statistics on Canada’s patent performance. To illustrate the point, I focused on patents related to the information and communications technology (ICT) ...

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