Monica Sharma

Monica Sharma

Clark Wilson LLP

Recognized since 2021

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

Technology Law

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Intellectual property and technology are key components of new, growing and established businesses. Companies make strategic investments in researching and developing technology, creative works and other industry-changing products and services. Businesses also look to technology solutions to improve their key processes and maximize efficiencies.

Throughout her years of practice, across a wide range of legal practice areas, Monica has advised clients from individuals and startups through to large, multinational corporations with using a pragmatic and solutions-based approach. Monica works with clients to protect, commercialize and strategically manage their intellectual property assets. Additionally, she partners with clients to secure complex technology solutions that are fundamental to their operations and success.


  • Structuring, negotiating and closing national and international transactions involving the purchase, sale, and licensing of intellectual property and technology assets
  • Trademark, copyright and trade secret matters
  • Protection, development and commercialization of intellectual property and technology assets through technology transfer and joint ventures
  • Marketing, advertising, e-commerce, consumer protection and competition law issues, including review of promotional contests, website legal content and online contractual terms
  • Structuring and negotiating technology licensing, software development, technology acquisition and implementation, cloud computing, and information technology supply arrangements for national and international clients
  • Mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations and other transactional matters for both purchasers and vendors of shares and assets, including restructuring transactions and share and asset purchase transactions
  • Outsourcing (customer service and business process) transactions
  • Privacy and anti-spam issues

Having practiced in law firms as well as in-house for several major companies, Monica brings a practical and unique perspective to providing legal advice to executive and management teams. During her in-house career, Monica was an integral part of commercial operations, which has given her a unique understanding of the internal operations of businesses and how those operations interact with the law.

Monica understands the challenges businesses encounter on a day-to-day basis: from commercial risk management and mitigation, to protecting, promoting and gaining strategic value from intellectual property and technology assets. Her multi-disciplined practice allows her to serve our clients’ interests in a way that considers commercial and legal aspects. She advises a broad range of clients with efficiency, flexibility and practicality to allow them to navigate complex legal issues.

  • 885 West Georgia Street, Suite 900
    Vancouver, BC V6C 3H1
  • French
  • Gender: Female
  • McGill University, Bachelor of Common Law and Bachelor of Civil Law, both with Distinction, graduated 1996
  • University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, with First Class Honours, graduated 1992
Bar Admissions
  • British Columbia, 2014
  • Alberta, 1999
  • Ontario, 1998

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 for work in:
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Technology Law
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Technology Law, since 2021


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