550 Burrard St, Suite 2300, Bentall 5, PO Box 30, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1998 (BC)
Paul Armitage is a partner and head of the Technology Industry Group in Gowling WLG’s Vancouver office. He has over 20 years of experience practising in the fields of technology licensing, channel distribution, outsourcing and procurement, life sciences collaborations, privacy law, cloud computing, e-commerce, anti-spam and anti-spyware (CASL) compliance, data security and IT and other commercial contracts. Paul has extensive experience in the life sciences, information technology, telecommunications, financial services and health industries, as well as in infrastructure and facilities projects, both for private and public sector clients. In serving clients, Paul puts to use strong transactional legal skills, including client service, negotiation, drafting complex agreements, project management and problem-solving. Paul is on the organizing committee of the Vancouver chapter of the Licensing Executives Society (LES) and is a frequent presenter on a variety of technology law topics. He has long been recognized in both The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and The Best Lawyers in Canada, receiving the Best Lawyers 2019 and 2023 Technology "Lawyer of the Year" award in Vancouver, was named an “Acritas Star” in 2018, 2019 and 2020 and a Thomson Reuters’ Stand-out Lawyer in 2021.