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Alan James
Partner

Speaks: English

Year of Call: 2000 - New York

Year of Call: 1999 - Ontario

Primary Office: Toronto

Alan James

Alan James is a partner in the Gowling WLG Toronto office and past co-leader of the firm's global Tech Group. He practices in corporate and commercial law with an emphasis on venture capital investments in technology companies and strategic transactions relating to the development, acquisition, licensing and use of technology.

Alan’s clients include investment funds and corporations engaged in cross-border investment transactions and acquisitions involving technology companies as well as financial institutions and Fintech and InsurTech service providers that use or develop emerging technologies. He also works with a number of investment fund managers to form new investment funds of all types, including venture capital funds, infrastructure funds and real estate funds and frequently represents institutional and strategic investors in connection with their fund investments.

Alan is also heavily involved in his community through a number of not-for-profit organizations. He is a long time director of The Word On The Street, an organization that supports and celebrates Canadian authors and that champions literacy throughout Canada. He also provides pro bono legal services to a number of other not-for-profit organizations in an effort to support a variety of other community initiatives.


"Alan has a great ability to bring the right resources to the table in a highly cost-effective way and attacks every problem in a business-critical manner rather than purely legalistically."
Who's Who Legal, An Interview with Constance Crosby of Cisco Canada, September 30, 2013

2000

Year of Call, New York

1999

Year of Call, Ontario

1997

Queen's University, LLB

1995

University of Toronto, BComm.

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2000

2000

Year of Call, New York

1999

1999

Year of Call, Ontario

1997

1997

Queen's University, LLB

1995

1995

University of Toronto, BComm.

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Alan James

Alan James is a partner in the Gowling WLG Toronto office and past co-leader of the firm's...

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Potential changes to the Canadian Competition Bureau's Intellectual Property Enforcement Guidelines may be a game-changer for technology companies and firms in patent-...

Alan James, Christopher C. Van Barr

Article April 1, 2015

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Alan James

Alan James is a partner in the Gowling WLG Toronto office and past co-leader of the firm's...

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Gowling WLG advises Victoria Capital Partners on US$100-million investment in Grupo Los Grobo

Client Work November 17, 2016

State Farm sells Canadian insurance operations to Desjardins Group in cross-border transaction

Client Work January 1, 2015
  • Representing clients that have received investments from venture capital funds, such as Motorola Ventures, Relay Ventures, GrandBanks Capital, Samsung Ventures, Rho Ventures, Paladin Capital Group, iNovia, Gulf Islamic Investments and Ignition Partners.
  • Representing major sporting goods retailer in connection with the roll-out of its e-commerce program.
  • Representing leading provider of credit adjudication software system with global licensing agreements with General Motors Acceptance Corporation, Ford Credit and numerous banks and financial institutions with global operations.
  • Representing fund sponsors in connection with private equity fund formation, including McRock Capital, Fengate Capital Management, Macquarie Group Limited, Victoria Capital, Aureos Advisors and IFM Investors.
  • Representing pension fund and other intuitional investors in connection with investments in North American and European domiciled private equity infrastructure, real estate and venture capital funds.
  • Acted for Fixmo Inc., a Canadian mobile risk management company, in connection with its sale to Good Technology Corporation of California in a cash and stock transaction.

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Alan James

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Alan James
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