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shameela Chinoy, B.Comm., LL.M

Barrister, Solicitor & Notary


A commercial lawyer specialised in banking and financial services law, Shameela Chinoy has practiced law in three common law jurisdictions. She is a published author and speaker at professionally organized conferences.

Ms. Chinoy has been a part-time professor and lecturer in
Banking Law for the Bachelor of Laws program at the University of Toronto,  and is presently teaching the Law of Banking and Negotiable Instruments at the Bachelor of Laws program at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and the course Technological Innovation and Competition in Banking Law at the Masters in Banking Law program at the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University Professional Development Program.

From 1999 till present, Ms. Chinoy has been the Associate Editor of the Banking and Finance Law Review, the leading journal on banking law published by Carswell. Ms. Chinoy has also assisted Bradley Crawford Q.C. at McCarthy Tetrault with legal research for the current edition of the leading text on banking law - Payment, Clearing & Settlement in Canada, Volumes I & II published by Canada Law Book, 2002.

Ms. Chinoy has appeared before the Task Force on the Future of Canadian Financial Institutions  and been quoted in the research paper prepared for the Task Force by Ernst & Young in September 1998.

Ms. Chinoy has developed expertise in a number of areas of business law including personal property security legislation, electronic commerce, privacy, and issues relating to the Canadian payment and clearing systems. She served as a member of the group reviewing draft uniform electronic commerce legislation that resulted in the Uniform Law Commissionerís Conference model Uniform Electronic Commerce Act which was used by the federal government and the provinces in drafting electronic commerce legislation.

professional affiliations


Law Society of Upper Canada

Canadian Bar Association

Ontario Bar Association

The Law Society, England



163 Willowdale Avenue,

North York,

Ontario, M2N  4Y7  

Tel: 416-227-2082  

Fax: 416-227-2083 schinoy@chinoylaw.com   

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