Derek S. Keay

Gowling WLG

160 Elgin St, Suite 2600
Ottawa, ON K1P 1C3
Phone: (613) 786-8662
Fax: (613) 591-0249

Derek Keay is a business law partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office and is a member of both the firm’s Technology Industry and its Corporate Finance and M&A Groups. Derek practises corporate law with an emphasis on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, primarily involving emerging technology companies. His primary focus is advising Canadian and international companies, together with institutional, venture capital, and private equity investors, in relation to debt and equity financing transactions. He also has extensive experience in advising target companies, selling shareholders and acquirers in connection with the purchase and sale of technology and technology companies, both in Canada and cross-border. Derek works with technology companies at various stages of development, from start-ups to public companies, assisting them in many aspects of their day-to-day legal requirements, including strategies for protecting intellectual property assets, and corporate governance matters. Derek has long been recognized in Chambers Canada, The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, and The Best Lawyers in Canada.

Year Called to the Bar:1994 (ON)
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Consistently Recommended
Corporate Mid-Market
Repeatedly Recommended
Corporate Commercial Law
Mergers & Acquisitions
Technology Transactions