Paul-Erik Veel


Paul-Erik has* more than a few areas of practice. He has tried commercial, competition, intellectual property, employment, and criminal cases, not to mention having acted as counsel in commercial and sports law arbitrations and administrative hearings. He has been recognized as a Precedent Setter not only for his for breadth of practice, but also because he has more than a dash of § teaching experience at the University of Toronto in law and economics, international law, and public law. Whatever the problem, Paul-Erik solves it with his talent , know-how and experience, which allow him to analyze the case from all angles and to cross-examine the toughest of witnesses. .



Paul-Erik Veel

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

Paul-Erik has a broad commercial litigation practice that includes corporate disputes, class actions, competition law, employment disputes, and professional liability.  He has extensive trial experience, having acted as counsel in trials involving a number of industries and subject-matters, including contractual disputes, a dispute over the implementation of a software package, an intellectual property matter relating to a pharmaceutical product, wrongful dismissal matters, and a misleading advertising case. He has also acted for clients in arbitrations, Coroner's inquests, commissions of inquiry, and various administrative tribunals.  He has appeared repeatedly before both the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal.

In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Paul-Erik has broad experience in public law, regulatory, and criminal law matters.  He has represented clients in a number of criminal trials and preliminary inquiries, as well as in various regulatory hearings.

Prior to joining Lenczner Slaght in 2010, Paul-Erik graduated as the Gold Medalist from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and then clerked for Madam Justice Louise Charron at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Paul-Erik has previously taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, and he is currently a sessional lecturer in the graduate program in the Department of Economics at the University of Toronto, where he teaches Economic Analysis of Law. He has published articles on a variety of legal topics, including contracts, competition law, and constitutional law.

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  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association - Member-At-Large of the Civil Litigation and Health Law Executives

  • The Advocates' Society

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  • Best Lawyers (2018)

    Health Care Law

  • Dean's Key (2009)

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Gold Medal (2009)

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Precedent Setter Award (2014)

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