Yonida is a Business and Intellectual Property Lawyer at Oziel Law, a boutique technology law firm in Toronto. She works closely with innovative start-ups at all stages of their business from their inception up to an M&A or go-public transaction. Yonida regularly represents foreign companies in establishing a presence in Canada to access the North American markets with work that includes setting up and structuring subsidiaries, IP transfer and brand protection, and corporate finance. She assists corporations throughout their lifecycle with strategy and drafting of various corporate, technology and IP, privacy, financing, and employment contracts.
Her previous professional experience includes working at two full-service national law firms in roles relating to legal, knowledge management, innovation, and business development. She led projects pertaining to machine-learning contract analysis, automation of due diligence review of corporate, private equity, and financial agreements. She also co-founded an award-winning SaaS startup that simplifies the outsourcing of legal tasks between lawyers. Prior to her legal career in Ontario, Yonida practiced law in Athens, Greece. She holds LLB and LLM degrees from Democritus University of Thrace, and more recently an LLM in Business and IP Law from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.