Big Data Law Firm in Toronto

Blockchain. Data Privacy. Cloud Contracts. Litigation.

We navigate complex legal frameworks and fight for your interests.

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Overview

We provide legal advice on blockchain, cryptocurrency, privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud service contracts.

We litigate high value cases involving commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, online defamation (cyber libel), and cyber insurance (coverage and claims).

We are thought leaders in the laws of big data, with freely available legal resources, frequent speaking engagements, and regular media interviews.

 
 
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Speaking Engagements & Media Mentions

 
 

Chetan Phull

Principal Lawyer

 
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  • CipherTrace Certified Examiner (forensic cryptocurrency investigation) (2019)

  • Certified Information Privacy Professional - CIPP/C (2019)

  • Called to the Bars of Ontario, New York State and Massachusetts (2013)

  • Clerkship, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (2011-2012)

  • Master of Laws, University College London (2010-2011)

  • Juris Doctor, Queen's University (2007-2010)

  • Bachelor of Music, University of Toronto (2003-2007)

Chetan Phull is a lawyer in his 7th year of practice. He is the principal of Smartblock Law, a big data law firm in Toronto.

Chetan has a regulatory focus in blockchain, cryptocurrency, privacy, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, and cloud contracts. He also practices litigation involving commercial disputes, corporate law, regulatory investigations, online defamation, and cyber insurance. His privacy and blockchain investigation designations include CIPP/C and CTCE.

In addition to practicing law, Chetan is a prolific legal writer. He is presently writing an 11-part comprehensive eBook called Big Data Law in Canada, which covers various privacy and data governance issues in depth. He previously authored several legal compilations and articles on virtual asset regulation, spanning securities, commercial transactions, banking, taxation, and digital asset litigation. Chetan’s peer-reviewed publications appear in the Journal of International Arbitration, and the Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation. His publication in the former law journal was translated into Thai by the Thai Arbitration Institute.

Chetan is also a speaker on legal management of cross-border internet platform operations. He has spoken on various tech law topics for the Ontario Bar Association, Osgoode Professional Development, the BlockchainHub at York University, and the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department. He is also a frequent speaker at industry events including the MPWR Crypto Mining Summit, Futurist Conference, and DEFCON Toronto.

Prior to founding Smartblock Law in 2017, Chetan worked for five years in Toronto as a litigator and corporate counsel, for large private corporations and institutional clients. His corporate counsel experience includes regulatory compliance, governance, high-value contracts, and contentious corporate meetings. His litigation experience includes trials, applications, motions, and appeals.

After earning law degrees from Queen’s University and University College London, Chetan served as Judicial Clerk for the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. He also has a degree in music composition from the University of Toronto.

 
 

Idan Levy

Student-At-Law

 
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  • Passed the Ontario Bar exams and NCA exams (2017)

  • Juris Doctor, Bond University (2013-2016)

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Humanities, UWO & York University (2006-2010)

Idan works as an articling student in all practice areas of Smartblock Law tailored to blockchain and cryptocurrency clients. He regularly attends lawyer education seminars on blockchain law involving the firm, including one recent event held by the Ontario Bar Association.

Idan has over two years’ experience in software marketing with Spar Group Inc., where he designed and implemented guerilla marketing campaigns for large software and technology brands, including Fitbit, Nest, August Smart Lock, and Electronic Arts. In this role he also designed and led in-house seminars on brand strategies.

During law school, Idan worked part-time for a wholesale nutrition company in Australia. That experience exposed him to various issues in the law of corporations, commercial contracts, consumer protection, and KYC. In this role he also gained valuable experience drafting legal documents and submissions, and managing client relationships. Idan also took practicums in Alternative Dispute Resolution, where he navigated complex legal problems, and prioritized the business and legal interests of his clients.

Idan has a J.D. from Bond University Law School, and a B.A. (Honours) from York University. He is fluent in French and Hebrew.