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Nyree Embiricos

Vice President & Senior Counsel, American Express

Many areas of commercial law including advertising & marketing, technology, privacy, and telecommunications law as well as payment systems and regulation


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Nyree Embiricos has a range of experience in many areas of commercial law with expertise in payments, technology, privacy and marketing and advertising law. She also provides legal and strategic advice on regulatory matters and social media policies and initiatives. 

Embiricos trained and practiced as a technology and intellectual property lawyer with a leading international law firm (Herbert Smith Freehills, London, England 1998-2005). She joined TELUS on her return to Canada in 2005, providing advice to support TELUS’ consumer solutions portfolio across Canada. 

In 2011, Embiricos joined the General Counsel's Office of Amex Bank of Canada where she advises the Merchant Services line of business in Canada on initiatives in Canada and internationally to support innovative digital capabilities for American Express.

Embiricos holds an honours degree from the University of Guelph and a CPE/LPC (Distinction) from the College of Law, London, England. She is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (2000) and subsequently obtained her LL.M. in Computer and Communications Law from the University of London (2002). She was admitted to the Ontario Bar (2008).

Embiricos is frequently invited to speak at legal and compliance conferences on her areas of expertise and on topics relating to leadership, including the importance of mentorship and sponsorship for women.


  • Commercial law
  • Contracts
  • Technology
  • Privacy
  • Telecommunications
  • Payment systems

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