Stikeman Elliott provides a wide range of clients with end-to-end services, from prevention, assessment and planning to management and response to cybersecurity incidents, as well as litigation and dispute resolution.

Our expertise is drawn from a multifaceted practice comprised of experts from our Privacy & Data Protection, Technology, Corporate Governance, Crisis & Risk Management, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution Groups. We regularly advise on cybersecurity prevention and risk management measures such as cybersecurity policies and protocols, cybersecurity breach preparedness, cyber liability insurance, data privacy and cross-border exchange of data.

When faced with cybersecurity breaches we offer clients strategic and timely advice on crisis response, managing multi-disciplinary teams engaged in the investigation and management of data breaches, cybersecurity crises, cyber-crimes and other network intrusions. We advise clients on notice requirements and in determining the content of statements, notices and public responses following incidents. We also assist clients in their responses to regulatory inspections, investigations and enforcement proceedings by both federal and provincial regulatory and policing agencies. When litigation arises, we advise on and defend claims by impacted parties and defend class action litigation.

Our Expertise

  • Contractual provisions
  • Crisis management services
  • Cyber espionage
  • Cyber liability insurance assessment
  • Data breach and incident response check-up
  • Directors and officers responsibility and liability
  • Mischief and interference with systems
  • Policies and governance procedures review
  • Privacy and security investigation
  • Proprietary information
  • Corporate Law Firm of the Year - Chambers Canada Awards 2017
  • Chambers Canada 2021 for Information Technology