Max Jarvie

Senior Associate


Max Jarvie advises and assists clients on a wide range of issues, including:

  • privacy and anti-spam
  • distributed ledger technology (blockchain)
  • information security
  • licensing
  • consumer protection
  • corporate commercial matters
Max is a frequent speaker on technology, blockchain, cryptocurrency and legal implications and teaches “Tax Implications of Cryptocurrencies” at the McGill Faculty of Law. He is also the author of several publications, including a recent scholarly article examining the effects of intellectual property law on food security. He also contributed to a chapter in Eloïse Gratton's and Elisa Henry's book Practical Guide to E-Commerce and Internet Law.

Prior to joining the firm, Max practiced business, financing, privacy and technology law in Montréal.  

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 of Québec 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.


  • 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.

Beyond our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Barreau du Québec
  • Member, Young Bar Association of Montreal
  • Member, Lord Reading Society

Bar Admission & Education

  • Québec, 2015
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2014
  • PhD, Faculty of Arts, McGill University, 2005
  • MPhil, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1999
  • BA, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto, 1995