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Charles S. Morgan






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McGill University


Québec, 1998


Charles Morgan is the national leader of McCarthy Tétrault’s Information Technology Law Group and co-leader of the Firm’s national Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection Group. He is also a member of the Financial Technology group (FinTech). McCarthy’s Technology Law Group is ranked in the top tier ("Band 1") for Canada by Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business as well as by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. Mr. Morgan’s practice focuses primarily on complex commercial transactions in the context of tech M&A, outsourcing, cloud, financial technologies, licensing, e-commerce, data protection and telecommunications. Moreover, he has extensive international experience, particularly in the telecommunications sector. Mr. Morgan has ranked as a leading Canadian technology lawyer in the current edition of Chambers Canada, and since 2010 in all editions of Chambers Global. He is listed in the last edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a leading lawyer "repeatedly recommended" in the areas of computer & IT law, telecommunications and technology transactions. He is also listed in the current edition of Who’s Who Legal Canada in telecommunication, media and technology. Mr. Morgan was named Montréal’s Technology "Lawyer of the Year" in the current edition of Best Lawyers in Canada.

Recent mandates include:

  • assisting a leading Canadian financial institution negotiate a joint venture related to a digital wallet and mobile payment solution;
  • assisting over 30 companies with their CASL (anti-spam law) compliance efforts;
  • assisting a leading digital and print media company negotiate an IT outsourcing agreement;
  • assisting an aeronautics company negotiate a global IT outsourcing agreement;
  • assisting with the negotiation of transition service agreements in relation to Desjardin’s acquisition of the State Farm Canada insurance business;
  • assisting a financial institution with the negotiation of a fibre network build and telecommunications services outsourcing agreement;
  • assisting a multinational handset device manufacturer with consumer protection and privacy law issues related to a major new product and service launch;
  • assisting a multinational entertainment company with the implementation of a major social media marketing initiative;
  • assisting a leading North American retailer with managing a major data privacy breach incident.

In his international telecom practice, Mr. Morgan has assisted numerous governments and telecommunications regulatory authorities, whether for law reform, regulatory strategy, (fixed and mobile) licensing, interconnection or universal service projects in a variety of countries, including Algeria, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Morgan has co-authored the following books: Cyberlaw: What You Need to Know about Doing Business Online (Stoddart, 1997); Cyberlaw: A Guide for South Africans Doing Business Online (Ampersand, 1999); Communications Law in Canada (Butterworths, 2000); Information Technology Law — E-mail (LexisNexis Canada, 2008) and Halsbury’s Laws of Canada — Communications (LexisNexis Canada, 2014). He is a contributor to the book The Law of Privacy in Canada (Carswell, 2000).

Mr. Morgan obtained his BA from Trinity College, University of Toronto in 1991; his MA in philosophy from Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne in 1992; and his LLB and BCL from McGill University in 1997. He was called to the Québec bar in 1998.

Mr. Morgan frequently speaks at conferences on matters related to his practice areas, including outsourcing, cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications and copyright law. He is a member of the executive committee of the International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw).



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