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Antoine Aylwin Montréal Partner/Associé

Antoine Aylwin

Partner | CO-LEADER, Privacy & Cybersecurity Fasken
We can not solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them. (Albert Einstein)
Jurisdiction Quebec, 2003
Language(s) French, English
Office(s) Montréal


Antoine Aylwin is Co-leader of the firm’s Privacy & Cybersecurity Group. Antoine's practice focuses on administrative, civil, commercial litigation and estate law. Clients seek his expertise and he represents their interests in the areas of estate and trust litigation, access to information in documents held by public bodies, protection of personal information in the public and private sectors, in cybersecurity, public and administrative law, disciplinary law, and extraordinary remedies such as injunctions and judicial review. He also assists clients with the application of the Charter of the French Language in Québec.

Antoine appears before various courts and administrative tribunals, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Antoine publishes and delivers seminars on privacy and information protection and estate law. He has also produced works on behalf of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. He often acts as breach coach to companies that have experienced a security incident involving the protection of personal information in their possession. Moreover, he frequently appears before the Régie des marchés agricoles et alimentaires du Québec. 


He has overseen preparation of the firm’s recommendations on various subjects such as the application of the anti-spam legislation, requests for references as a potential employer, and research contracts.

Antoine has always been very involved in the legal community and served on a number of boards of directors, including the Barreau du Québec for 5 years, of which he was vice-president for 2 years.

Antoine is recognized nationwide by several renowned legal directories for his expertise, notably in the areas of commercial litigation, administrative and public law, privacy law and data security, computer and information technology law, estate and tax planning, and trademarks. He is also listed in the Lexpert June Special Edition on Cannabis and Agribusiness 2020 magazine for his work in the agribusiness field.


Client Work

Date Client

Career & Education


  • Program of study, Accelerated Leadership Harvard University
  • LLB Université de Montréal

Community involvement

  • Member, Canadian Paralympic Foundation Circle of Champions (2020)
  • Member of the Governance and Ethics Committee, Collège de Maisonneuve (since 2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Collège de Maisonneuve (since 2019)
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Éducaloi (2016-2017)
  • Member of the Financing Committee, Ligue National d'Impovisation (LNI) (since 2015) 
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Ligue National d'Improvisation (LNI) (2011-2015)
  • Volunteer for Éducaloi (since 2020)
  • Member, Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, Société de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (2013-2014) 
  • Member, Governing Board, École de l'Île-des-Sœurs (2014-2015)

Memberships & Affiliations

  • CanLII and Lexum
    • Boards of Directors (since 2020)
  • Member, The Advocate's Society 
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Québec Bar (since 2003) 
    • Member, Advisory Committee on the Projet Lexius (2021)
    • Candidate, Bâtonnier du Québec (2021)
    • Member, Experts group on the protection of personal data (since 2020) 
    • Member, Board of Directors (2015-2019)
    • President, Human Resources Committee of the Board of Directors (2017-2019)
    • Member, Finances and Audit Committee (2018-2019)
    • President, Technology Strategic Initiative Advisory Committee (2016-2021)
    • Vice-President, Board of Directors (2015-2017)
    • Member, Governance and Ethic Committee (2015-2017
    • Governor, Fondation du Barreau du Québec (since 2015)
    • Congress Organizing Committee (2012-2013)
    • Teacher, École du Barreau (Bar School) (2011-2015; 2022)
    • General Council and Executive Council (2010-2011)
    • Professional Training Committee of the Québec Bar School (2005-2009)
  • Member, Bar of Montréal (since 2003)
    • Board of Directors (2010-2011)
    • Court of Appeal Liaison Committee (2011-2014), President (2013-2014)
    • Committee on the administration of justice in civil matters (2013-2014)
  • Young Bar Association of Montréal
    • President and Lifetime Honorary Member (2009-2010)
    • Board of Directors (2005-2011)
  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
    • Education Advisory Board (Canada) (2007-2012)
    • CIPP Canada Certification Advisory Board (2011-2013)
    • CIPP/C Certification (since 2011)
  • Canadian Bar Association
    • Steering Committee (Québec Branch) (2010-2011)
    • Member, Wills, Estates and Trusts Section (Québec Branch) (2014-2015)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker L’impact de l’évolution des technologies numériques sur l’accès, l’utilisation et la protection des renseignements personnels et le droit à la vie privée (Available in French only) Fondation du Barreau du Québec
Speaker Bill 96 Amendments to the Charter of the French Language Myths and Realities Aviva
Speaker Causerie virtuelle sur la protection des renseignements personnels Loi 25 AIEQ (Available in French only) Association de l'industrie électrique du Québec

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