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Hyndman | Law Expertise

Rob's practice is restricted to technology law. That means that Hyndman | Law helps clients with the creation, structuring, negotiation and implementation of technology transactions and with other e-commerce, internet and technology law matters. As a former General Counsel, Rob also helps technology businesses project manage legal services in other areas.

Recent Mandates

Recent matters Rob's been retained on as lead counsel include:

  • Purchase and sale of several technology businesses for one of Canada’s largest e-commerce companies
  • Long term supply and licensing agreement for payment processing systems
  • Sale of business and related outsourcing agreement for one of Canada’s largest technology businesses
  • Collaboration agreement for aeronautical engineering consulting services
  • VAR agreement for resale of communication services
  • Advising on commercialization strategies for an owner of a large transaction information database

Attitude

Effective management of legal services means identifying legal risks responsibly and sensibly, and allocating resources where they can be used most effectively. This means approaching risk with common sense and not with a fly-swatter, and it means prioritizing. Business growth requires the effective development of constructive relationships – with employees, with stakeholders, with suppliers, with customers. Your lawyer needs to be aligned with that approach and needs to help you build. You and your legal advisor need to be able to speak the same language, in terms of both the technology itself and the business enviroment in which it exists.

Commercial Agreements

Relationships in technology-based businesses are governed by a wide variety
of contracts designed to allocate risk and responsibility. These include:

  • Licensing agreements
  • Development agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • OEM and VAR agreements
  • ASP agreements
  • Design and development agreements
  • System integration agreements
  • IT purchase and sale agreements
  • Service level and maintenance agreements
  • Technology escrow agreements
  • Website and on-line agreements
  • Electronic contracts
  • Government procurement agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-solicitation / non-competition

Special Corporate Counsel

As former General Counsel, Rob has had hands-on experience tackling and managing the day to day legal challenges that face technology companies. This requires troubleshooting legal problems, and developing strategies to deal with these problems efficiently.

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Employment
  • Litigation management
  • Cross-border issues

M & A; Alliances; Financing

Technology businesses face unique challenges at different stages of their development. Whether you are starting up, spinning off or building, Hyndman | Law can assist you to exploit your technology and grow your business.

  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Partnerships, Strategic Alliances, Joint Ventures, Teaming Agreements
  • Technology Start-ups
  • Reorganizations
  • Venture Capital
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