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Paul M Lalonde

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Arbitration; Trade, WTO and Customs; Corporate Governance; Aviation and Aerospace; Defense; Infrastructure and PPP; Government; Retail




Paul Lalonde joined Dentons Canada LLP’s Toronto office in 2014 as a Partner. He focuses on government contracting law, international trade, anti-corruption and international arbitration. Mr. Lalonde is one of Canada’s leading experts on government procurement. He has represented clients in numerous government contracting disputes, including before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Federal Court of Canada and provincial tribunals. His expertise encompasses anti-dumping and countervail investigations, customs, import and export controls, international sanctions, anti-corruption compliance and investigations and international business. He regularly advises clients on Canada’s international investment commitments, including Chapter 11 of the North American Free Trade Agreement, and has played a key role in some of Canada’s highest profile trade disputes including those on softwood lumber, steel and agricultural products.

Mr. Lalonde has the distinction of being one of the few practitioners listed as a leader in international trade law in Lexpert, Chambers Global, the Legal Post and the Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers (Legal Media Group / Euromoney Institutional Investor), as well as in the areas of International Trade and Finance Law and Public Procurement law in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White) and in Chambers Global. He is ranked as one of Canada’s pre-eminent lawyers in the procurement law field and has been selected to appear in the premiere edition of the International Who’s Who of Public Procurement Lawyers and is listed in the Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2012 and 2013 as a, “ true specialist” in Public Procurement.. He was also named Corporate INTL Magazine's 2011 Public Procurement Lawyer of the Year in Canada. In 2012, he was named Toronto Lawyer of the Year in International Trade and Finance Law by The Best Lawyers in Canada (Woodward/White). Mr. Lalonde has been recognized Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory in international trade relations and is listed in the 2013 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.

Since 2010, he has been an advisor for the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) project of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council.

Read Paul’s full biography here.


English; French



McGill University, 1989, BCL
McGill University, 1989, LLB


International trade

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Paul M Lalonde - Dentons

Within: International trade

Dentons‚Äô compact trade team ‚Äėmay be small but punches above its weight‚Äô, according to clients. Particular praise is reserved for Toronto-based group head Paul M Lalonde, who¬†is commended as ‚Äėwell versed in export controls and very good in trade remedies proceedings‚Äô. Lalonde was at the helm for the firm‚Äôs representation of Suncor in the injury investigation into imports of fabricated industrial steel components from South Korea and China.

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Public procurement

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Paul M Lalonde - Dentons

Within: Public procurement

Dentons¬†impresses with the ‚Äėexcellent expertise and knowledge‚Äô of Toronto-based group head Paul M Lalonde. Lalonde, who is highly regarded for his strong experience in government contracting law, anti-corruption and contentious matters, advised Harris Corporation on the¬†Canadian aspects of its $690m sale of IT and defence-related assets. On the projects front, Vancouver‚Äôs¬†John Haythorne¬†is advising Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on the procurement of the Centerm Expansion Project.

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