A new program by Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP aims to connect the firm to tech companies in early stages of their development.
The program — called Nitro — is designed to provide about 30 to 40 emerging companies with legal advice geared to helping them grow their businesses.
“The reason for doing this is clear. Emerging technology is an increasingly more important part of the economy in Canada and it’s definitely going to be part of the future of Canada. Our existing client base expects us to understand emerging tech to know what’s going on, to practise in that space,” says Marc Shewchun, counsel at Blakes.