Elisabeth Symons

Elisabeth Symons draws on her background in technology and law to help private and public sector organizations to understand the legal issues that they face relating to technology.

She has extensive experience with respect to: (i) technology agreements including network services agreements, hosting agreements, development agreements, licensing agreements and software-as-a-service agreements (including agreements for cloud-based services); (ii) web-based agreements such as terms of use and privacy policies for web sites; (iii) procurement matters for both public and private sector organisations (especially in relation to purchases involving information or communications technologies and related services); (iv) the outsourcing of various technology-related services; (v) the law as it relates to social media; and (v) helping clients develop and implement strategies when they are faced with distressed IT projects. She has acted as the lead lawyer on a number of significant IT transactions, especially for municipal clients and clients in the healthcare sector.

Elisabeth is a Past Chair of the Information Technology and Ecommerce Section of the Ontario Bar Association, and she is a Past Chair of the Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group.
She has been named by the Chambers Global Guide as an “Associate to Watch” and more recently as an “Up and Coming” lawyer in the field of information technology law.