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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 is a partner in a business law group and leads the Cleantech and Outsourcing Groups at Goodmans.

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:

  • Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) in the procurement and negotiation of agreements of a new player platform system and related services
  • KIK Custom Products Inc. in the procurement and negotiation of commercial technology agreements relating to a variety of outsourcing, cloud computing, software development, licensing, implementation and other services
  • 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 (Energy, Computing, Technology)
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Euromoney’s 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 (which organizes the SingularityU Canada Summits), a director of the Canadian Technology Law Association, and a director and faculty of the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education. Richard was named a member of Canada’s 2016 Clean50, a program honouring leaders who are advancing the cause of sustainability in Canada, and 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 Institute for Exponential Growth
Canadian Technology Law Association
Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education
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