Stikeman Elliott
E-Commerce & Internet

Many businesses are turning to E-commerce or the Internet to augment or replace their traditional marketplaces and distribution channels. Enabling clients to do business over the Internet poses numerous challenges, ranging from maintaining intellectual property and privacy rights in a global environment to developing multi-jurisdictional electronic contracts and hosting agreements.

We help our clients to understand and minimize the impact of E-commerce and Internet issues and work with them to develop the online legal strategies they need to navigate effectively.

As one of Canada's pre-eminent business law practices, Stikeman Elliott is also well positioned to advise Internet-based businesses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, regulation, litigation and other matters in addition to traditional technology services.

We provide advice on:

  • Business formation and financing

  • Competition law

  • Content regulation and website management

  • Data protection, encryption and privacy

  • Electronic contracting

  • Intellectual property and domain names

  • Jurisdictional issues

  • Online marketing

  • Outsourcing

  • Regulation

  • Tax

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Key Contacts

Jonathan N. Auerbach

Martin Langlois
Wesley R. Ng

Justine M. Whitehead 

John F. Anderson

New York:
Kenneth G. Ottenbreit

Brian G. Hansen
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