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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

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 dispute over the implementation of a software package, an intellectual property matter relating to a pharmaceutical product, 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 has acted as an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.  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, class actions, competition law, 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. 

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  • Canadian Bar Association

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

  • The Advocates' Society

  • American Bar Association - Litigation and Antitrust Law Sections

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  • Benchmark Canada (2018-2020)

    Future Star

  • Benchmark Litigation (2018-2020)

    Under 40 Hotlist

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (2018-2021)

    Administrative & Public Law, Class Action Litigation, Health Care Law, Medical Negligence

  • Bill Miller Memorial Award (2020)

  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2018-2020)

    Litigation - Corporate Commercial, Medical Negligence, Professional Liability

  • Chambers Canada (2021)

    Healthcare: Contentious (Nationwide – Canada)

  • Dean's Key (2009)

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Gold Medal (2009)

    University of Toronto, Faculty of Law

  • Lexpert Special Edition: Canada's Leading Litigation Lawyers (2020)

  • Precedent Setter Award (2014)

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