Technology plays a central role in our ever-changing world. It is integrated into every aspect of modern life, radically altering our vision of the world and how we work, live and communicate. For businesses, technology represents an opportunity for business model innovation and renewal. In this fast-paced environment, strong references are essential to informed decision-making and value creation.

Our multidisciplinary team features experienced legal professionals and experts well-versed in the latest technologies. In such a complex field, this blend of expertise and knowledge gives us a valuable edge. This allows us to gain deep insight into the issues specific to each situation and provide tailored advice to safeguard your interests.

We represent private and public businesses of all sizes, whether they’re just starting up or well established. We advise business executives, financial institutions, managers and in-house counsel on technology matters involving e-commerce, system and software development and implementation, licensing, service and software as a service (SaaS) contracts, cloud computing, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence. Our team also has considerable experience in litigation and disputes relating to technology and networking infrastructure and computing environments.

We provide services in the following areas:

  • Analysis, advice, negotiation and drafting of various types of contracts
    • Application development and implementation
    • IT service outsourcing
    • Systems integration
    • Data hosting
    • Use and distribution licences
  • Prevention, assistance, resolution, management and representation in connection with contentious situations
  • Mediation, arbitration and litigation services in the following cases:
    • Litigation involving IT contracts
    • Preservation and retention of evidence and user identities
    • Protection of intellectual property rights (trademark and copyright infringement) in cyberspace and social media
    • Protection of fundamental rights (reputation, image and privacy) in cyberspace and social media
  • Guidance on document management and litigation preparedness
  • Interpretation and application of the rules of procedure and evidence management when applied to electronic documents
  • Representation in disputes involving the identification, preservation, collection, processing, review, disclosure, production and submission of evidence in electronic form
  • Analysis, advice and policy formulation on a host of subjects:
    • Obligation to preserve electronic documents
    • Implementation of “paperless” business processes and management of electronic signatures
    • Protection of personal information
    • Security of information assets
    • Management of risks related to information technology (confidentiality, integrity, access)
    • Management of risks related to the reliability of financial information
    • Norms, standards and audits
    • Use of computer resources in the workplace
    • Identification with the employer in social media participation and communications
  • Application of the rules governing the awarding of public IT contracts through the tender process.