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Bombardier signs C$700M agreement with IBM to accelerate IT Business Transformation

Date Closed

May 10, 2017

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On May 16, 2017,  Bombardier Inc. announced it reached a long-term partnership agreement with leading IT consulting firm IBM to support the global integration of Information Technology services across Bombardier Transportation and the Company’s aerospace segments.

The new six-year deal valued at approximately C$700 million spans 47 countries and is expected to generate recurring savings, providing a solid foundation to drive efficiency within Bombardier’s global IT organization.  The deal  is innovative because it involves complex issues of cross-border data flow (both Canadian and EU data protection obligations) and complex cloud computing data security and data location issues.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP advised Bombardier with a team led by Charles Morgan that included Jade Buchanan, Xin Gao, Bianca Déprés,  Ana Bronshteyn, and Jacques Rousse.