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Osgoode’s Certificate in Negotiating and Drafting IT Agreements is an innovate course offering a deep dive into all aspects of structuring, negotiating and drafting IT agreements.

Led by P. Bradley Limpert, an expert faculty of legal and IT specialists from leading technology companies will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to competently and confidently negotiate and draft IT agreements.

Over four intensive days you will acquire a comprehensive overview of key factors relevant to structuring an IT agreement, and practical tools which will enable you to draft and negotiate the contentious clauses. You will also learn the critical business, technological, and IP aspects underlying IT agreements, so that you can approach your contracts with a thorough grounding in fundamental concepts. Topics include:

  • Fundamentals of IT System components, players and activities
  • Advanced negotiation strategies and tactics
  • The key IP issues that affect IT agreements
  • Strategies for allocating liability in an IT contract
  • Critical cross-border considerations
  • Best practices for proceeding ethically in contract negotiations
  • Critical security and privacy issues and how to manage them
  • Addressing compliance challenges in open source software licensing
  • Drafting and negotiation issues that impact IT agreements

Your learning will be enhanced and reinforced by putting what you’ve learned into action with small group, skills-based “learn by doing” drafting and negotiation workshops where you will receive personalized feedback from experienced IT agreement professionals.

In addition to the comprehensive course materials, participants will receive the text Technology Contracting: Law, Precedents and Commentary, which includes checklists, annotated sample agreements, and precedents.


Program Director

  • P. Bradley Limpert, Limpert & Associates

Faculty includes:

  • Timothy M. Banks, Dentons Canada LLP
  • Pascal Barabé, Senior Legal Counsel, SAP Canada Inc.
  • Jason (Jake) Bullen, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • Steve Cimicata, General Counsel, Volaris Group Inc.
  • Richard F.D. Corley, Goodmans LLP
  • Ted Crysler, Senior Legal Counsel, Rogers Communications
  • Daniel Daniele, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Simon Hodgett, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • May Jim, President, May Jim Business Consulting
  • John Le Blanc, Senior Legal Counsel, Bank of Nova Scotia
  • Jason Leung, Leung Law PC
  • Fraser Mann, Mann Symons LLP
  • Andrew S. Nunes, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Richard Pearse, Senior Counsel, eHealth Ontario
  • Robert L. Percival, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Thomas W.E. Prowse, Senior Legal Counsel, QNX/BlackBerry
  • Joel Ramsey, Torys LLP
  • John Sibley, Senior Manager, Deloitte Canada
  • Steven Slavens, Torys LLP
  • Stephen Spracklin, Vice President – Legal, Sandvine Inc.
  • Gabriel M.A. Stern, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Trevor J. Unruh, Assistant General Counsel, Open Text Corporation
  • Craig Wilson, Craig Wilson & Company Inc.


Certificate of Program Completion

You will receive an Osgoode Certificate upon completion of the program. To receive the certificate participants must: (1) view both of the Online Modules, (2) attend all 4 modules, (3) complete and submit the Drafting Assignment by the deadline, (4) receive a passing grade on the Drafting Assignment, and (5) participate in the drafting workshop and mock negotiation. Please note that Modules 1-3 may be completed in person or by webcast. However, all registrants must attend module 4 in person.


Fees include attendance, program materials, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for each of the 4 days of the program. The price does not include accommodations. Please inquire about group discounts and financial assistance. Fees paid by individuals are eligible for a tuition tax credit. Dress is business casual.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the certificate program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Substitutions, Cancellations and Refunds

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 21 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 21 days notice, a $150 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.

Technical Support

In the event you experience technical difficulties, please contact opdsupport@osgoode.yorku.ca for assistance.

Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Alexandra Karacsony at akaracsony@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

January 15, 2018
Pre-Certificate Online Modules available. Must view 2, 1 hour online modules to obtain your Certificate.

February 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
(In-Person & Webcast)

February 22, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
(In-Person & Webcast)

March 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST
(In-Person & Webcast)

April 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
(In-Person Only)


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Can’t attend the full program in person?
Webcast is available for Modules 1 - 3.

Fee per Delegate

$2,795 plus HST

Registration for this program is now closed

Eligible CPD Credit Hours


Who Should Attend

  • Lawyers who advise on IT agreements and software licensing
  • In-house counsel and executives managing software and IT services procurement
  • IT managers and developers
  • IT procurement professionals
  • Contract managers and specialists
  • Advisors to technology start-ups and entrepreneurs

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