Paul Armitage

Paul Armitage


Gowling WLG

Recognized since 2013

Vancouver, British Columbia

Practice Areas

Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice

Information Technology Law

Intellectual Property Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Technology Law

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Technology Law
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Paul Armitage is a partner in the firm's Vancouver office practising in the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Groups. His practice focuses on procurement, technology licensing, outsourcing, commercial contracts, privacy law, data security, cloud computing, e-commerce, and anti-spam and anti-spyware (CASL) compliance.

Paul has extensive experience in the information technology, financial services, telecommunications, life sciences and health industries, as well as infrastructure and facilities projects.

*Practising through a Law Corporation

Location

  • 550 Burrard Street, Suite 2300
    Bentall 5
    Vancouver, BC V6C 2B5
    Canada

Bar Admissions

  • Law Society of British Columbia

Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association - Member
  • Licensing Executives Society - Member

Gowling WLG
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario

236 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

20 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

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Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Technology Law

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Technology Law, Vancouver, Canada (2019)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2022 for work in:

  • Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Technology Law

Awards:

  • Canadian Legal LEXPERT Directory, repeatedly recommended lawyer in the area of Biotechnology
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
  • LMG Life Sciences

MEDIA COVERAGE

Paul’s commentary and insights on technology law are frequently sought by the media. His recent coverage includes:

  • "Balancing Act," Lexpert magazine, April 2014, by Brian Burton
  • "Canada's Tough Anti-Spam Law Catches U.S. Cos. Off Guard," Law360, June 27, 2014, by Allison Grande
  • "Clickable agreements have consequences - they're about to get worse," National Post, September 16, 2014, by Drew Hasselback

Representative Work

  • Counsel to a global financial institution on its contracting for employee benefits for its Canadian operations
  • Counsel to a credit union institution on its anti-spam (CASL) compliance and policy
  • Counsel to a biotechnology company in a collaborative partnership for the manufacture of RNA medicines
  • Counsel to a crown corporation in the negotiation of a master e-games and services agreement to provide an e-gaming platform for a Canadian province
  • Counsel to a financial institution in the renegotiation of an existing services agreement for an up to $200-million data centre outsourcing; the procurement process was done in parallel with three proponents
  • Counsel to a telecommunications supplier in the negotiation of an up to $200-million contract for the build and deployment of fiber-to-the-premises for a Canadian province
  • Counsel to a life sciences licensee in the negotiation of a long-term, intellectual property-intensive clinical trial and option agreement with a U.K. cancer research facility, with payments of up to $80 million in milestones plus royalties
    • Counsel to a life sciences licensee in the negotiation of a long-term, intellectual property-intensive license agreement with a U.K. cancer research facility, with payments of up to approximately $280 million in milestones plus royalties
    • Co-counsel to a life sciences buyer in the negotiation of an up to $18 million asset purchase agreement to acquire and develop the biotechnology assets of a Danish company
    • Counsel to a developer in the negotiation of a license and development agreement for the supply of software cores for silicon chips
    • Counsel to a crown corporation in the negotiation of agreements for approximately $8.5 million in hardware, software, and wide-area secured network services for digital signage
    • Counsel to a life sciences licensee in the negotiation of a long-term, intellectual property-intensive license agreement for biotechnology, with payments of up to $3.8 million in milestones plus royalties
    • Counsel to a bank with respect to a country-wide e-commerce project for online banking services
      • Counsel to a credit union in the negotiation of an up to $18-million software license and services procurement for the acquisition of a core banking system
      • Co-counsel to a life sciences company in the negotiation of a $4-million asset purchase agreement for the sale of its nutraceutical business to a U.S. buyer, including a competitive bidding process among prospective buyers
      • Counsel to a credit union in the negotiation of a $2-million contact center systems agreement
      • Counsel to a bank in the negotiation of a master agreement to acquire mobile wireless voice and data services and devices for 4000 users
      • Counsel to a financial institution in the negotiation of an approximately $7-million master services agreement and statement of work for the acquisition of an electronic records management system
      • Counsel to a financial institution in the negotiation of a $6-million business process outsourcing agreement, including application hosting and facility management services
      • Counsel to a financial institution in the negotiation of a master services agreement for offshore software development services

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