A. Max Jarvie  


Executive Summary

A. Max Jarvie is an Associate in the firm's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group. He advises and assists clients on a wide range of issues, including privacy and anti-spam, distributed ledger technology (blockchain), information security, licensing, consumer protection, and corporate commercial matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Max practiced business, financing, privacy and technology law in Montreal. During his legal studies, Max worked as an editor for both the McGill Law Journal and the McGill Journal of Law and Health, and edited and published the 8th edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation. He has served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Israel for Justice Hanan Melcer and at the Court of Appeal for Quebec for the Honourable Nicholas Kasirer.

Before studying law, Max worked in information technology as a project manager and departmental director at a number of private companies and public institutions.

Max is a frequent speaker on technology, blockchain, cryptocurrency and legal implications and teaches Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies at McGill Faculty of Law. Max is also the author of several publications, most recently a scholarly article examining the effects of intellectual property law on food security and a book chapter contributed to Eloïse Gratton's and Elisa Henry's Practical Guide to E-Commerce and Internet Law.

Representative Work

  • ​Advised various Canadian and international entities on privacy and data security compliance (risk analysis, policies, procedures and training).
  • Advised various Canadian and international entities on technology matters (service and licensing agreements, distributed ledger technologies).
  • Advised various Canadian entities on corporate commercial matters.

Publications & Presentations


  • Speaker, " 'Respublica Cryptographia', Programming Governance / Governing Programming: Regulatory Challenges on the Edge of Technology," McGill Law Journal Symposium, November 2018.
  • Speaker, "Blockchain Technology and its Legal Implications for Privacy, Data Security and Data Processing," Cybersecurity, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies - Where Law and Technology Intersect, Association of Corporate Counsel, October 2, 2018.
  • Course Instructor, "Advanced Tax Seminar: Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies," McGill Faculty of Law, Fall 2018.
  • Speaker, "Law and the Blockchain: A Crash Course, McGill Innovation Week," February 21, 2018.