Key Issues in IT Acquisitions

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October 11, 2005
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
333 Bay Street, Suite 2400
Toronto, Ontario

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Lisa Abe and Andrew Nunes will present key issues and tips for IT related share and asset acquisitions. Matters discussed will include IT due diligence, key contractual provisions and practical strategies for successful IT transactions. More specifically, the presentations will examine the following topics:

  1. due diligence of IT contracts and licenses;
  2. defining IT, IP and confidential information;
  3. warranties and indemnities;
  4. dealing with open source software;
  5. handling of trade secrets, privacy and confidential info; and
  6. implications of e-Commerce.


Lisa K. Abe
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Lisa K. Abe is a senior partner in Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s Business Law department in the Technology and Intellectual Property practice group of the Toronto office. Lisa’s experience includes IT and IP-driven transactions dealing with the acquisition, financing, development, protection, exploitation, transfer and use of information technology and the underlying intellectual property rights, including outsourcing and joint ventures of technology companies, software and website development, hosting, and licensing, as well as advising on nanotechnology, digital technology, Internet and e-commerce related issues. Lisa is an author of various books in the IT field, including the widely referenced Internet & E-Commerce Agreements: Drafting and Negotiating Tips (LexisNexis Butterworths 2001, 2004), Web Law: Agreements, Guidelines and Use Policies (LexisNexis Butterworths 2005) and the Chapter on “Information Technology” in Doing Business in Canada (LexisNexis Butterworths 2005). She has been recognized as a leading lawyer in Computer & IT Law and in Technology Law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2005, and is a member of the Ontario Bar Association (IT and e-Commerce Section executive), Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian IT Law Association, Computer Law Association, Association for Professional Computer Consultants, Licensing Executives Society, Canadian Information Processing Society, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group (former Chair and Webmaster). Lisa has a B.Comm. degree from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. degree from the University of Windsor.


Andrew S. Nunes
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Andrew S. Nunes is a senior associate in Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP’s Business Law department in the Technology and Intellectual Property practice group of the Toronto office. Andrew’s practice has involved numerous aspects of corporate/commercial law, such as asset and share transactions, reorganizations, joint ventures, strategic alliances and outsourcings, with a particular emphasis on technology-related matters. Andrew is experienced in the negotiation and preparation of a wide range of agreements relating to the development, protection and exploitation of technology products and services, such as development, consulting, acquisition, transition, licensing, distribution, OEM, maintenance and support, Internet and e-commerce agreements. Andrew has authored a number of publications, including a chapter on ‘Asset Transfer Issues’ in the upcoming book Outsourcing Transactions: A Practical Guide (Canada Law Book). Andrew currently serves on the Executive of the IT and E-Commerce Section of the Ontario Bar Association. Andrew has a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Physics and Computer Science from York University and an LL.B. degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.


Cost for lunch: $10 for members and students, $15 for non-members, payable at the meeting. Receipts will be available. Cheques should be made payable to the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.


REGISTER BEFORE 10:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2005.


Cancellations also accepted before 9:00 a.m., Friday, October 7, 2005. Substitutions are permitted anytime. Registrants who do not attend and do not cancel or send a substitute may be invoiced for lunch.



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