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Ellen Yifan



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Law School

McGill University

Bar Admission

Québec , 2019
Ontario, 2020

Ellen Yifan Chen is an associate in our Business Law Group in Montréal. She is specializing in technology and privacy law within a general corporate and commercial practice. Ellen is also fluently trilingual, speaking French, English and Mandarin.

Her major mandates include:

  • Assisting in the management of privacy commissioner investigations following a major data breach experienced by a health care client
  • Advising a financial institution in the management of a major data breach incident and to respond to subsequent government investigations
  • Assisting in the negotiation of a IT services outsourcing agreement for a major transportation operator
  • Assisting a video game solutions developer in the implementation of GDPR-compliant privacy framework
  • Advising a US-based law firm in implementing Canadian law-compliant privacy practices
  • Assisting in the drafting of net neutrality policies for a consortium of national telecommunication regulators
  • Advising a Chinese smart home products company in the development of a Canadian law-compliant privacy framework
  • Assisting Chinese client Zijin Mining in the acquisition of Canadian mining company Continental Gold

She has a degree in finance and economics in addition to industry experience in banking, compliance, and risk management. Ellen also has a history of involvement in institutional and corporate governance. She is currently a Commissioner of the federal National Battlefields Commission.

Ellen studied civil and common law at the Faculty of Law at McGill University. She is a member of the Quebec bar and the Ontario bar.