Dr. Sunny Handa

Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP and McGill University

Sunny Handa is a Partner and Co-Practice Group Leader of Blake, Cassels & Graydon’s (Blakes) Technology Group (across all 11 Blakes offices) and also leads the firm’s India Practice Group.

Sunny is a senior corporate/commercial and regulatory lawyer who deals with information technology, communications (telecommunications and broadcasting), intellectual property and electronic commerce matters and a range of corporate/commercial matters relating to technology and communications businesses; he has a substantial practice in mergers and acquisitions of technology companies. He provides strategic, corporate/commercial and regulatory advice to leading companies in the IT, communications, life sciences and defence industries, both in Canada and globally.

In his role as group co-head, he oversees one of the country’s largest teams of dedicated technology lawyers.

For over two decades Sunny has been consistently named by various ranking agencies as one of Canada’s leading Computer and IT, Technology Transactions, Telecommunications and Intellectual Property lawyers.

Sunny is a professor of law (adj.) at McGill University, where he has been teaching since 1994-95. He currently teaches courses on communications law and has taught complex legal transactions (i.e. advanced corporate law), information technology law, copyright and trade-mark theory, copyright and information technology law and mergers and acquisitions law. He also oversees graduate students writing in the fields of intellectual property, information technology and communications law.

He has published widely in legal literature and has also authored and co-authored a number of recent books on information technology, communications law, copyright law and business. Sunny is also the creator and general editor of the IT Law book series for LexisNexis, which has to date launched seven titles. Sunny’s writings have been quoted and cited with approval by courts across Canada including by the Supreme Court of Canada.

He speaks frequently at conferences nationally and internationally, is frequently quoted by the media on information technology, intellectual property and communications issues, and acts as an expert witness on technology matters.