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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 (he/him)

is a partner at Lenczner Slaght.

"Paul-Erik Veel is a very strong litigator with particular expertise in class actions. He’s a creative thinker and a very good strategist." — Chambers Canada

Paul-Erik’s commercial litigation practice focuses on class actions, competition law, intellectual property matters, complex commercial disputes, and professional liability. His clients include major technology companies, financial institutions, professional services firms, pharmaceutical companies, retailers, and franchisors.

Paul-Erik has extensive trial experience, having acted as counsel in trials involving a number of industries and subject-matters, including a contractual dispute over the implementation of a software package, intellectual property matters relating to pharmaceutical products and technology patents, a misleading advertising case, and several contractual disputes. He has appeared repeatedly before both the Supreme Court of Canada and the Ontario Court of Appeal. Paul-Erik also has extensive experience with regulatory and public law proceedings, having represented clients before various administrative tribunals and in commissions of inquiry.

Paul-Erik is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He has also previously been 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 class actions, contracts, competition law, civil procedure, and constitutional law. 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 is an advocate of using legal data analytics to inform the practice of litigation and achieve exceptional outcomes for clients. He leads Lenczner Slaght’s Data-Driven Decisions program.

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  • Canadian Bar Association

  • Ontario Bar Association - Member-at-Large of the Civil Litigation Executive; Past-Chair of the Health Law Executive

  • The Advocates' Society - Vice-Chair of the Class Actions Practice Group

  • American Bar Association - Litigation and Antitrust Law Sections

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  • Benchmark Canada (2018-2024)

    Litigation Star – Class Action, Commercial, Public Law, Intellectual Property

  • Benchmark Litigation (2018-2022)

    Under 40 Hotlist

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2018-2024)

    Administrative & Public Law, Class Action Litigation, Competition / Antitrust Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence

  • Bill Miller Memorial Award (2020)

  • Canadian Lawyer (2022)

    Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2018-2024)

    Class Actions, Competition Law, Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Litigation - Regulatory & Public Law, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability

  • Chambers Canada (2021-2024)

    Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) (Nationwide); Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)

  • Dean's Key (2009)

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Gold Medal (2009)

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Lexpert Rising Stars (2021)

    Leading Lawyers Under 40

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