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Jelena Novikov Fried

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

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.

FORMER FIRMS & IN-HOUSE ROLES
Canadian Bankers Association
Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

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