When a Basic Non-Disclosure Agreement is Not Enough – Confidentiality and Related Issues For Technology Companies

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November 19, 2003
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Goodman and Carr LLP
200 King St. W, Suite 2300
Toronto, Ontario

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This presentation focuses on:

  • Recognizing, evaluating and understanding the risks associated with disclosing or receiving confidential information in a variety of situations faced by technology companies such as: developing strategic alliances, purchasing all rights to a proprietary technology, acquiring other companies or being acquired; and
  • •Developing a practical strategy for managing those risks.


Chris Grasset, Partner, Goodman & Carr LLP

Chris is a Partner and Head of Goodman and Carr LLP’s Technology Business Solutions Group.

Chris’ experience in the information technology industry dates back to 1966. Until the late 1970’s, he worked as a computer programmer, analyst, project manager and consultant in Canada and England. He studied computer science in England and was a member of the British Computer Society.

With his IT background, Chris has concentrated his business law practice on knowledge based enterprises and technology related commercial and merger and acquisition transactions. He has advised technology enterprises at all stages of growth, major financial services companies, all four levels of government and a wide range of other public and private companies.

Chris has published a number of articles on technology business, law and related issues in Canada’s national newspapers and elsewhere. He has lectured widely to such groups as the Canadian and American Bar Associations and the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He has also chaired numerous conferences on technology business acquisitions, transfers and financing and on operating knowledge based enterprises.