“During my summer at the firm, I had the opportunity to work on a private-placement financing deal with a local technology start-up. It was interesting to learn about a new industry while working on the file. The partner included me in interactions with the client throughout the entire process – from the beginning all the way to a successful closing.”
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Marie-Laurence BasqueSummer Student
Since my first summer as a student at the firm, I have had the opportunity to take on multiple assignments in the technology industry group.
I was implicated in the group as soon as I manifested an interest in the field. My first mandate consisted in a research on privacy law, with a view to drafting an opinion for a client. I was then asked to write a demand letter in the context of a request for proposals regarding medical technology. Further involvement in the group came in the form of due diligence of the information technology service agreements on an important transaction. This mandate involved becoming familiar with the nature of the services delivered by the company, and to then identify the legal risks at stake.
Next, I contributed to the drafting of an opinion on the enforceability of click wrap agreements to guide a client in the development of its online business. I also had the opportunity to draft the terms and conditions of use for a mobile phone application. Another mandate I was involved in was the drafting of an extensive memorandum for a conference on internet law. My research covered Canada, the United States and Europe. It was as much a challenge as it was a privilege to enrich my knowledge of the law beyond Canada’s borders.
I have had the opportunity to take on multiple assignments in the technology industry group.
The work I received from the technology industry group was both varied and stimulating. The support I was offered allowed me to complete tasks with success and to develop an even greater interest in the industry. What is more, I was also invited to take part in the monthly national technology industry group meetings at the firm, as well as to various talks and conferences in the field. This opportunity to meet and discuss with the group was very enriching, and greatly complemented my work.