Jelena Novikov Fried

Of Counsel


Jelena is a highly skilled lawyer with a focus on corporate securities law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and commercial law.

Former firms & in-house roles:

Canadian Bankers Association; Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

At Caravel Law, Jelena provides a broad range of business law services to clients ranging from start-up ventures to established businesses. Her goals are to offer practical legal advice focused on day-to-day business issues and long-term objectives that help support each stage of business growth, along with transaction-specific guidance and support.

Jelena has acted for underwriters and issuers in a number of financings, mergers and acquisitions, and joint venture transactions. She also has experience in advising on general corporate, governance and compliance matters.

Previously, Jelena’s in-house focus at the Canadian Bankers Association was on securities law and policy. Her specific areas of work have included prospectus disclosure rules, early warning reporting, notice-access for proxy solicitation, derivatives and securitized products regulation, securities enforcement, corporate boards constitution, and cost disclosure and performance reporting.

University of British Columbia, (J.D.) 2004
University of Novi Sad, (B.A.) 1997

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