Internet and E-Commerce Law Update

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November 12, 2002
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay St., Suite 4000
Toronto, Ontario

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An update of key current issues and developments in the Information Technology sector focused on:

  • E-commerce commercial developments and case law update;
  • Developments in copyright law; and
  • Commercial law matters and contracts.


Mark Hayes

Mark Hayes is a partner in Ogilvy Renault’s Information Technology, E-Commerce and Communications (ITEC) Group in Toronto. He has been recognized as one of Canada’s leading technology, e-commerce and copyright lawyers, has been listed by LEXPERT/American Lawyer as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers, and since 1999 has been included as one of the world’s top 200 Internet and e-commerce lawyers by the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers.

Mr. Hayes’ practice focuses on commercial transactions relating to information technology, electronic commerce, privacy, intellectual property, telecommunications, new media and broadcasting. Mr. Hayes has had extensive experience dealing with Canadian federal tribunals, including the Copyright Board, and has been consulted by the Canadian government on policy issues relating to the Internet and copyright reform.

Mr. Hayes continues to provide leadership in the profession through his involvement in industry organizations. He is on the executive of the Ontario Bar Association Privacy Section and is a member of the Electronic Commerce and Communication Council of the Information Technology Association of Canada. Mr. Hayes has written and lectured extensively on issues relating to entertainment law, technology and the Internet, intellectual property and privacy. Mark is the course director of the “E-Regulation” course in the Osgoode Hall Law School’s innovative Canada-wide LLM programme.

Sunny Handa

Sunny Handa is a partner with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and works in Blakes’ Montreal office. Sunny deals with intellectual property, communications and electronic commerce matters as well a range of corporate/commercial matters relating to technology and communications businesses.

Sunny advises clients on a range of technology issues including: mergers and acquisitions and financing of technology companies; e-commerce operations; intellectual property matters, including with respect to copyright board matters and complex licensing schemes; broadcasting and convergence/new media issues; telecommunications matters; structuring of offshore operations especially with respect to e-commerce and intellectual property based businesses; outsourcing arrangements; privacy (data protection) issues; and a broad range of operational and corporate/commercial related matters affecting technology companies.

Sunny has also advised the Canadian and other governments on a host of issues relating to e-commerce and copyright law.

Sunny is also a professor of law (adj.) at McGill University. He has published widely in the legal literature and has also authored and co-authored a number of recent books on information technology, communications law, copyright law and business.

Sunny has been named as one of Canada’s leading Computer and I.T. lawyers by the Canadian Legal LEXPERT(r) Directory and speaks frequently at conferences both nationally and internationally.