66 Wellington St W, Suite 5300, TD Bank Twr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1985 (ON)
Senior partner in the firm’s Toronto office. Brings significant value to clients in their tech company mergers & acquisitions/financing deals (including numerous cross-border transactions), their sophisticated tech procurement transactions, and their challenging e-commerce activities. 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 companies in all sectors of the Canadian economy and public sector entities. Authored Computer Law, 2nd ed.; The Software Business, 2nd ed.; and Contracting For Computers, 2nd ed. Recognized by Chambers Global 2014 as the only Eminent Practitioner in Information Technology in Canada and in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory as a leading lawyer in Technology Transactions and Computer & IT Law. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1985. Adjunct Professor in Computer Law at Osgoode Hall Law School since 1990.
On April 3, 2017, Alithya, one of Canada’s leading strategy and information technology consulting firms, announced its acquisition of Systemware Innovation Corporation (SWI), a Toronto-based information technology and software engineering consulting firm. SWI is a leader in business intelligence and analytic solutions servicing clients mostly in the Ontario region for over 35 years. This transaction will reinforce Alithya’s service offering and enhance its presence within the financial, energy and transportation sectors, in addition to enabling the expansion of its FinTech LAB services to the Ontario market.
On July 2, 2015, Euronet Worldwide, Inc. a leading electronic payments provider, acquired XE.com Inc., a global leader in digital foreign exchange information.
Euronet will use approximately $60 million from its revolving credit agreement together with about 640,000 Euronet shares and an undisclosed amount of cash to complete the deal. The deal provides Euronet a large Internet presence and user base attuned to foreign currency, while Euronet offers XE breadth and depth in foreign currency products, a strong balance sheet and geographic expansion opportunities.