Andrew Alleyne is a partner with a practice focused primarily on corporate and commercial transactions, particularly technology and M&A matters. Andrew is active in the Black legal community and is a past President and long-time board member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL).
Serving on the Steering Committee of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice group and frequently working in the IT and outsourcing space, Andrew advises clients on the challenges and complexities of commercializing, acquiring and implementing technology solutions; and also works with private companies on M&A transactions, frequently across borders. Andrew regularly advises on IT and business process outsourcings, bancassurance outsourcings, cloud and SaaS arrangements, software licensing and commercial due diligence and the technology aspects of M&A transactions, including transition services arrangements. His experience also extends to a variety of Internet and e-commerce matters, and to the legal and regulatory aspects of online gambling in Canada.
Advising Fortune 100 companies, leading-edge software, e-commerce, cloud, media and other technology companies, as well as a variety of financial institutions, mining, health care, transportation and communications companies, Andrew is a trusted counsellor regarding business critical legal matters.
In his practice, Andrew can also draw on his substantial in-house experience. He was seconded as a director in the law department of CTVglobemedia (now Bell Media), one of Canada’s largest media companies; and with the procurement department of TELUS, one of Canada’s largest communications companies.
Andrew is recognized for his information technology expertise by The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Canadian and Legal Lexpert Directory, and Who’s Who Legal (Canada).
Outside of his practice, Andrew is an active member of the legal community, currently serving as a Vice President and Director of the Canadian Technology Law Association (Can-Tech, formerly IT.Can), Vice-Chair, Non-US Cyber Regulatory Subcommittee of the Cyberspace Law Committee (Business Law section of the American Bar Association) and Co-Chair of the Legal and Compliance Chapter of the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals. Andrew is also a past Chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers Group. Andrew is an advocate for the black community, both legal, having been for many years a director and past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL), and otherwise, including as Vice Chair of the Toronto based charity, For Youth Initiative and as an executive member of the Black Professionals in Technology Network.