Cindy Kou Associate

Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2013 - British Columbia

Year of Call: 2013 - Ontario

Year of Call: 2012 - New York

Primary phone: +1 416-862-5738

Fax: +1 416-862-7661


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Primary office:  Toronto

Cindy Kou

Cindy Kou is a commercial lawyer in the Gowling WLG Toronto office who helps clients identify and manage legal risks in commercial contracts. She regularly helps clients review, revise, and negotiate routine or bespoke agreements, particularly those in the construction and technology sectors. She also prepares and advises on templates, risk matrices, and other legal risk management tools.

In the construction sector, Cindy advises on construction and design agreements for industrial, commercial, residential, and multi-use projects. In the technology sector, Cindy helps customers and service providers with SaaS and licensing agreements, development contracts, data feed agreements, insertion orders, and product reviews. She was seconded to the leading Canadian online classifieds marketplace for 18 months.

Cindy serves on the board of directors of the Canadian Technology Law Association and is a member of the PropTech Collective. Cindy has a particular interest in legal design, meaning the application of human-centered design to law. She enjoys working towards contracts and legal risk management tools that feel intuitive to access for all users in the lifecycle of a contract.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2021

  • 2013

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, British Columbia
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2012

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, New York
  • 2011

    • Education
      McGill University, BCL
    • Education
      McGill University, LLB
  • 2007

    • Education
      McGill University, BA (Hons.)


  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Technology Law Association
  • PropTech Collective

Representative Work

  • Advised a multinational beverages producer on its construction and supply agreements for its flagship manufacturing and bottling facility in Ontario valued at $85 million CAD
  • Advised the design-build contractor on dozens of design subcontracts for a subway extension project in British Columbia valued at $1 billion CAD
  • Advised leading Canadian telecommunications client on software licensing and SaaS procurement agreements for Internet of Things applications
  • Advised Canadian national brick and mortar retailer on its procurement of Canadian and American service providers to establish its domestic IT infrastructure and e-commerce platform
  • Reviewed and analysed an Ontarian quasi-governmental entity's suite of major or sensitive technology agreements as part of an internal IT audit, and provided recommendations and best practices for future agreements
  • Advised an Ontarian quasi-governmental entity's termination of a strategic IP development and exploitation joint venture agreement