Lisa is a partner in Torkin Manes’ Business Law Group and Chair of its Technology, Privacy & Data Management Group. She has particular expertise in preparing, negotiating and advising on technology agreements, including cloud computing, AI/smart contracts, fintech and blockchain contracts. Lisa also practises in the areas of privacy/cybersecurity, advising on trans-border data transfers, breach management and CASL compliance. Lisa has earned numerous accolades and rankings as a leading lawyer in Information Technology, Privacy and Data Management with Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, LEXPERT, The Best Lawyers in Canada, Who’s Who Legal (as a Global Elite Thought Leader) and LEXPERT/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada. Lisa is a well-known author and speaker, contributing to such publications as Business Law Today. She is the co-author of Cloud 3.0 – Drafting and Negotiating Effective Cloud Computing Agreement (May 2019). Lisa is currently the Content Officer and Chair of the Content Board of the Business Law Section (BLS) of the ABA and is Co-Chair of the BLS Robotics and AI Subcommittee, Cyberspace Committee. She is also a Director/past President of the Canadian Technology Law Association and the Co-Chair of its Privacy/Cybersecurity Committee.
On August 9, 2019, LGC Standards Canada Limited (“LGC”), a subsidiary of LGC Limited and a portfolio company of KKR & Co. Inc., acquired a majority stake in Toronto Research Chemicals Inc. (“TRC”) and Synfine Research Limited. Financial terms of the investment were not publicly disclosed.
On March 11, 2019, Azelis, a leading specialty chemical supplier operating globally, announced it had acquired Chemroy, a Canadian distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients. The transaction sees Azelis acquire 100% of Chemroy Canada Holdings Inc.
On May 1, 2016, Spin Master Corp. (TSX: TOY) acquired all of the outstanding shares of Sago Sago Toys Inc. (Sago Mini), Toca Boca AB and Toca Boca Inc. (together, Toca Boca) from the Bonnier Group for an undisclosed price.