Yonida Koukio

Tel: 416-900-0882

Yonida Koukio

Tel: 416-900-0882

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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.

  • The Future of Legal Practice in a Web3 World (June 9, 2023) TECHxpo 2023, Ontario Bar Association (Moderator)
  • Competition Authorities Enforcing Consumers’ Privacy in the Digital Age: Canadian and International Updates (November 3, 2022), 2022 Fall Conference, Canadian Technology Law Association (Moderator)
  • Taking Companies Global (October 17, 2022), 2022 Toronto Economic Forum, Delphi Economic Forum (Speaker)
  • Privacy in the Metaverse (June 8, 2022), 2022 Privacy Law Summit, Ontario Bar Association (Moderator)
  • Practice Essentials of Contracting for Software Development (March 30, 2022), Ontario Bar Association (Co-Chair)
  • Machine Learning, Automated Decision, and Facial Recognition (May 4, 2021), 2021 Privacy Law Summit, Ontario Bar Association (Moderator)



  • Call to the Ontario Bar, 2020


  • English
  • Greek
  • Albanian

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Corporate Responsibility in the Deployment of Facial Recognition Technology: Prioritizing Transparency and Accountability

Authors: Moushmi Mehta and Yonida Koukio In 2020, the Canadian parliament held hearings on the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) by law enforcement agencies.[1] The hearings […]

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Yonida Koukio Moderates Panel Discussion on Privacy and Competition Law in the Digital Age

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 […]

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St. Davids Capital Inc. CPC Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering

On October 14, 2022, St. Davids Capital Inc., a capital pool company (CPC), completed its initial public offering (IPO) in Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia, and concurrent […]

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