Elie Farkas

Elie is an associate in our Disputes Group. He maintains a general civil and commercial litigation practice. Elie completed his Juris Doctor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. He previously obtained his Honours in Business Administration from the Ivey Business School at Western University. While at law school, Elie worked as an academic tutor for the Faculty of Law and competed as a member of the Queen’s Law corporate and securities moot team. Elie joined Osler as a summer student in 2016 and articled at the firm from 2017 to 2018. As an articling student, he completed a secondment to the Royal Bank of Canada’s Canadian Banking Group.

Elie returned to the firm as an associate in 2018.

Representative Work

  • GitHub Inc.

    GitHub Inc. in its class proceeding concerning an alleged data breach involving the information of credit card applicants

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update May 31, 2023

    Ontario Court of Appeal provides guidance on the meaning of ‘material change’ under the Securities Act

    What constitutes a “material change” requiring disclosure under the Ontario Securities Act? Two companion decisions from the Ontario Court of...

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    Ontario Court of Appeal provides guidance on the meaning of ‘material change’ under the Securities Act
  • Osler Update Jan 11, 2023

    The perils of evidentiary ‘Jenga towers’ in securities class actions

    In a series of securities class action decisions issued in 2022, Ontario courts provided useful guidance on elements of the statutory cause of action...

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    The perils of evidentiary ‘Jenga towers’ in securities class actions
  • Osler Update Nov 30, 2022

    Ontario Superior Court denies leave and certification in proposed securities class action, provides guidance on plaintiffs’ evidentiary burden and mining issuers’ disclosure obligations

    Facts literally “buried in the ground” cannot form the basis of a viable misrepresentation claim, said the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in a...

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  • Osler Update Dec 8, 2020

    Force majeure clauses: Contractual risk allocation and the COVID-19 pandemic

    Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the force majeure clause has entered what will hopefully be its only heyday.

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Awards and Recognition

  • Queen’s Law Prize in Advanced Torts (2017)
  • Queen’s Law Prize in Class Actions Practice and Procedure (2017)
  • Dean’s Honour List (2015, 2016)

Community Involvement

  • Law Help Ontario, Small Claims Court Duty Counsel Volunteer
  • Queen’s Law Cancer Society, Finance Executive (2015-2016)
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Student Researcher (2014-2015)

Speaking and Writing


Credentials

Education

  • Queen’s University Faculty of Law, JD
  • Western University, HBA (with Distinction)

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Law Society of Ontario