Shawn Smith

Shawn Smith Associate

Representative Work
  • Shopify Inc. in connection with its successful bids to build and host an online platform for the sale of cannabis by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario and the Liquor Distribution Board of British Columbia.
  • A large international mining company in connection with the outsourcing of its global IT business processes, an outsourcing valued at over C$1B over the term of the arrangement.
  • Investment Management Corporation of Ontario, a legislative established investment management and advisory service provider tasked with managing over C$50B in assets, in connection with the establishment and outsourcing of its IT infrastructure.
  • A major Canadian retailer in connection with the creation of an offshore captive centre (i.e., a client owned and operated service delivery centre) for IT functions including a joint venture with a local tech consulting company supporting the organization.
  • A number of Canadian financial institutions and their international affiliates in negotiating a mobile payment technology with major technology companies, along with the underlying network arrangements supporting the technology.
  • Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. in the acquisition of all of its outstanding shares by BCE Inc. by way of a plan of arrangement for approximately C$3.9B.
  • Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. in connection with the IT integration resulting from its merger with Agrium Inc., which resulted in the newly formed organization Nutrien Ltd.
  • NOVADAQ Technologies Inc, the leading provider of medical florescence imaging solutions, in connection with the acquisition of all of its issued and outstanding shares by Stryker Corp. by way of a plan of arrangement for over US$700M.
  • Vector Capital, in connection with its acquisition of the majority of the issued and outstanding shares of Sandvine Corporation, a leader of network policy controls, valued at approximately C$483M.
  • A prominent online dating service in connection with redeveloping its online platform and augmenting its operational practices to bring it into compliance with applicable consumer protection, privacy and anti-spam regulations.
  • A large international consumer electronics company in connection with the release of smart devices (IoT) in Canada which track user’s use of, and interaction with, the devices.
  • A large aerospace company in connection with a system intrusion suspected to be initiated by a state sponsored actor.
  • A large financial institution in connection with its procurement of smart form and artificial intelligence technology.
  • A large Canadian insurance company on its digitization initiative involving the digitization of many of its customer facing processes including claims.