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Elyse Velagic Toronto Lawyer

Elyse Ardiel

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 2014
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto


Elyse Ardiel is engaged in a diverse corporate/commercial practice which focuses on private mergers and acquisitions, with an emphasis on private equity and cross-border transactions, as well as general corporate matters, corporate reorganizations and commercial law. 

Elyse summered and articled at a large national firm in Toronto. Prior to joining the firm, Elyse practiced corporate law in New York for over three years. Elyse graduated from University of Windsor, Faculty of Law and holds an undergraduate degree, with great distinction, from McGill University.

Client Work

  • Tru Tech Corporation acquired by ODL, Incorporated,
  • Li-Metal goes public by way of RTO and listing on Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE),
  • Trimac Transportation Services Inc. acquires Montreal Tank Wash Inc.,
  • LifeSpeak Announces $42 Million Equity Investment To Accelerate Growth Of Digital Mental Health and Wellness Platform,
  • Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec acquires Plenary Americas,
  • Acted for the shareholders in the sale of all of the shares of the UnderPar Group,
  • Twin Point Invests in Stealth Monitoring,
  • Avalara acquires the business and related assets of Portway International,
  • BHP completes earn-in and joint venture agreement with Luminex Resources over copper-gold project in Ecuador,

Career & Education


  • JD University of Windsor
  • BA, with Great Distinction, Sociology, Double Minor World Religion and Education McGill University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Upper Canada, (2014-present)
  • Canadian Bar Association, (2014-present)
  • Ontario Bar Association, (2014-present)
  • Member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), (2014-present)
    • Co-Chair of the Women in Corporate Transactions Affinity Group (2021)
    • Member of the Membership, Growth and Engagement Committee (2020-present)
    • Member of the 2019 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon Planning Committee
    • Member of the Pay Equity Task Force (2017-present)
    • Member of the Women in Corporate Transactions Affinity Group (2014-present)


Fasken Institute



Speaking Engagements

Speaker Common Pitfalls in Drafting Commercial Agreements Fasken Toronto Mini-Symposium 2018 location location Toronto, ON


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