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Yonida is a business and intellectual property lawyer who works closely with innovative start-ups at all stages of their business. She assists corporations throughout their lifecycle, from incorporation to M&A, with work that includes drafting various corporate, technology, privacy, financing, and employment contracts.
Yonida also leads the firm’s legal innovation projects and knowledge management initiatives. Prior to joining the firm, Yonida worked at two full-service national law firms in roles relating to Knowledge Management and Innovation, as well as Marketing and Business Development. She led projects pertaining to machine-learning contract analysis, automation of due diligence review of corporate, private equity, and financial agreements, and market recognition. She gained experience in marketing strategy, the business of law, and streamlining the practice of law.
She holds two LL.M degrees, the most recent one from Osgoode Hall Law School, focusing on business and intellectual property. While at Osgoode, Yonida acted as an IPilogue editor, blogging about legal issues regarding Big Data, AI, and technology law. She also co-founded an award-winning SaaS startup that simplifies outsourcing of legal tasks between lawyers.
Prior to her legal career in Ontario, Yonida practiced law in Athens, Greece. In her leisure time, Yonida enjoys cycling, photography, and vlogging, as well as traveling, having visited over 25 countries in four continents.
Ontario Bar Association – Information Technology & Intellectual Property Law Section (Public Affairs Liaison)
Ontario Bar Association – Privacy and Access to Information Law Section (CPD Liaison)
Ontario Bar Association – Business Law Section (Member-at-Large)
Our associate Yonida Koukio moderated a panel discussion on “Competition Authorities Enforcing Consumers’ Privacy in the Digital Age: Canadian and International Updates” at the Canadian Technology Law Association‘s […]