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Richard Corley


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Bay Adelaide Centre - West Tower
333 Bay Street, Suite 3400
Toronto, ON M5H 2S7

Tel:   416.597.4197
Fax:   416.979.1234

Richard Corley serves as counsel in a business law group at Goodmans and leads the firm’s Cleantech and Outsourcing Groups.

His practice is transaction based with a particular focus on strategically valuable technologies. Richard has over 25 years of experience advising clients on complex outsourcing transactions, technology M&A, joint ventures, cleantech and other technology-related matters. He assists companies in the financial services, manufacturing, clean energy, public, computing, telecommunications, innovation, and other sectors which are involved in the development, acquisition, and use of technology.


Richard’s representative work includes acting for:

  • Dye & Durham Limited in connection with its $500 million acquisition of TELUS' Financial Solutions Business
  • Interac Corp. in connection with its acquisition of 2Keys Corporation and other technology-related matters
  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in the procurement and negotiation of agreements of a new player platform system and related services
  • Maple Corporation, the leading telemedicine provider in Canada, in connection with Shoppers Drug Mart Inc.’s $75 million investment in the company
  • Panasonic Canada in connection with commercial technology matters
  • OLG in the procurement and negotiation of agreements for new lottery terminals, a new retailer network and related services
  • clients in the financial services, health care, commodities, food, beverage, retail, construction and other sectors in the procurement and negotiation of major outsourcing agreements and ERP implementation agreements


Richard is recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in numerous publications including:

  • The Legal 500 Canada (Leading Individual, Technology, Media and Telecoms)
  • Chambers Global (Information Technology: Band 1 ranking)
  • The Lexpert /American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Computer & IT Law, Technology Transactions)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • The Lexpert Special Edition: Technology and Health Sciences
  • Euromoney Legal Media Group’s The Best of the Best Expert Guide
  • Best Lawyers in Canada
  • Law Business Research's The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the areas of Internet, E-Commerce & Data Protection


Richard is a member of the board of the Building Energy Innovators Council, a founding director of the Ontario Clean Technology Association, a founding director of Canadian Institute for Exponential Growth, a director of the Canadian Technology Law Association and a director and faculty of the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education (now part of Supply Chain Canada). Richard is a frequent speaker at professional conferences and seminars on cleantech, outsourcing, procurement and other technology-related topics.


Education Yale Law School (LL.M., 1991)
Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B., 1989)
Professional Affiliations

Law Society of Ontario
Canadian Bar Association
Ontario Bar Association
American Bar Association
Canadian Technology Law Association
Toronto Computer Lawyers’ Group
International Association of Outsourcing Professionals
International Technology Law Association
Building Energy Innovators Council
Canada’s Clean50
Climate Change Lawyers' Network
Electric Vehicle Society
Electric Mobility Canada

Year of Call

1992 Ontario