John Beardwood
Partner, Fasken Martineau LLP; Toronto, Canada

John Beardwood is a Partner with Fasken Martineau in Toronto and is Co-Chair of the firm's Technology and Intellectual Property group and Outsourcing group, and Vice-Chair of the firm's Privacy and Information Protection group.  His is engaged in a corporate/commercial practice, with an emphasis on outsourcing and procurement, technology and privacy law related matters. Mr. Beardwood advises on, and negotiates various technology-related transactions, including licensing, implementation, distribution, technology transfer, strategic alliance and e-commerce related transactions in the airline, health care, financial/insurance institution and public sector contexts.

Mr. Beardwood is the co-editor and a contributing author of the industry-leading text Outsourcing Transactions: A Practical Guide, now in its 6th Edition. He is regularly featured among world's preeminent internet & e-commerce lawyers by publications including being named as one of the top 10 "Most highly regarded individuals" worldwide for internet, e-commerce and data protection law by Who’s Who Legal and ranked in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of Chambers Global for Information Technology.  Mr. Beardwood is also the President of ITechLaw (the “International Technology Law Association”).