Lisa is a partner in the Business Law Group and leader of the firm’s Technology, Privacy, and Data Management Group, specializing in technology and privacy/cybersecurity law. Lisa has expertise in preparing and negotiating all manner of technology agreements (i.e., Internet-related and cloud/managed services contracts) and provides technology-related advice on financings and acquisitions, IoT, AI/smart contracts, blockchain and open source matters. Lisa has extensive experience helping non-Canadian companies create appropriate legal agreements for their entry into the Canadian marketplace. For 10+ years, Lisa has earned numerous elite accolades and rankings by preeminent legal directories, including The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Global/Chambers Canada, Lexpert, Best Lawyers in Canada and Who’s Who Legal (as a Global Elite Thought Leader). She is past President of the Canadian Technology Law Association and currently co-chairs the ABA Business Law Section’s Robotics and AI Subcommittee. Lisa is a well-known author and speaker, recognized throughout the profession as a leading voice in the areas of technology, privacy and data management. Lisa co-authored Cloud 3.0 – Drafting and Negotiating Effective Cloud Computing Agreements.
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.