The 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory was published on June 26, 2013, and once again, McCarthy Tétrault LLP is the highest ranking technology law firm in Canada. In Computer & IT Law, McCarthy Tétrault LLP is top-ranked in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. In Technology Transactions, McCarthy Tétrault LLP is top-ranked in Toronto and Vancouver, and ranked among the top three firms in Montreal. In Telecommunications, McCarthy Tétrault LLP is the only law firm with three “most frequently recommended” practitioners in Toronto.
Lexpert has recognized a number of our lawyers as leading practitioners in the areas of Computer & IT Law, … Continue Reading
At McCarthy Tétrault’s 3rd Annual Technology Law Summit, moderator Barry Sookman, and panelists John LeBlanc of Scotiabank and David Crane of McCarthy Tétrault, lead a discussion on procuring and contracting for cloud based services. Top takeaway tips from the session include:
Cloud is Everywhere: Be cognisant that software and services that use the cloud may be in use in your organization without your legal team’s knowledge – including employee teams using collaboration or information tools (like dropbox or box.net) for small projects or one-off uses that haven’t gone through a typical procurement process (or legal review). Another example … Continue Reading
Outsourcing and cloud computing service engagements are fraught with financial, security and other risks, especially if dealing with an unproven service provider. Obtaining a third party assurance report with respect to a service provider’s internal controls can provide some comfort. However, customers are often confused about what kind of assurance report they should obtain.
Canadian Standard on Assurance Engagements 3416 (CSAE 3416), Reporting on Controls at a Service Organization, is the Canadian accounting standard for reviewing and reporting on controls at a service organization. It is issued by the Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (AASB) and is equivalent … Continue Reading