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Amir Kashdaran

My passion for technology and innovation, my experience in corporate and private practice, as well as my insatiable appetite for learning ensure that I quickly grasp my clients' needs, understand the issues at hand, and find concrete solutions. Give me a good cup of coffee and I will meet any challenge head on!

Languages

French, English

Year admitted to the Bar

2007

Lawyer entrepreneur at Delegatus since

2022

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Education
  • LL.B., University of Montreal | 2006
  • Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute | 2003
  • Bachelor of Commerce, with distinction, major in finance and minor in management, Concordia University | 2003

Biography

Amir Kashdaran is a lawyer with over 15 years of experience in commercial, transactional, corporate and technology law. He offers his clients a turnkey service through the diversity and versatility of his practice. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to act as counsel on complex commercial transactions as well as intellectual property and litigation matters. He has provided support to a diverse clientele, ranging from SMEs to multinationals, including many high-tech companies.

His entrepreneurial spirit led him to found his own company in 2009, Lex Fiducia, focused on business and commercial law. In addition, Amir worked for many years as General Counsel in a high-tech company in the FinTech sector where he managed the legal department and provided legal services such as complex commercial contracts, global strategic partnerships, professional services, SaaS agreements, dispute resolution, and litigation. As head of the department, he also managed all aspects of legal operations such as management of lawyers and support staff, budget and expenses, corporate policies, and business process improvement.

Finally, Amir combines his management and leadership skills with his legal expertise to mentor small and medium-sized businesses in order to maximize their growth.


In-house experience

Amir began his career with Computershare Trust Company of Canada (formerly Montreal Trust Company of Canada) as a corporate trust officer, where he represented clients in connection with private placements, corporate financings, escrow agreements, corporate bond issuances and many other corporate legal matters.

Prior to joining Delegatus, he was responsible for global legal operations from a functional and operational perspective as General Counsel at Nakisa, a software development and FinTech services company. Amir has also been mentoring numerous small and medium-sized businesses with national and international projects for several years through Startup Montreal.


Experience in private practice

Amir founded Lex Fiducia in 2009, providing support to numerous tech-companies in civil, commercial and business law.


Important mandates
  • Transformation of traditional software development companies into "SaaS" businesses;
  • Representation of tech-companies in strategic partnerships, co development agreements, professional services, joint venture agreements, value-added reseller agreements (VARs), and system integrator agreements, among others;
  • Representation of companies in the FinTech, AdTech, and other sectors;
  • Enterprise license agreements with Fortune 500 companies relating to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems;
  • Commercial dispute management, dispute resolution, and litigation, including cross-border trade secret misappropriation litigation.