Mr Paul M Lalonde > Dentons > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile


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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.

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English; French



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

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Public procurement

(Leading individuals)

Paul LalondeDentons

With offices in Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver, Dentons handles procurement matters nationwide, and is experienced in both supplier and buyer side work. Among the team’s sector strengths are technology, energy, infrastructure and construction, and defence. Toronto-based Paul Lalonde is recognized by clients as a ‘top-notch procurement lawyers‘, who ‘adds great value to every discussion about procurement law‘. Lalonde is noted also for his work in government-contracting disputes, and the team as a whole has extensive experience representing clients in high-profile bid challenges.

Canada > International trade

(Leading individuals)

Paul LalondeDentons

Dentons‘ strong global footprint across the US, Europe, Middle East and Asia, lends itself well to advising clients on bilateral and multilateral trade agreements, such as the WTO, NAFTA, and CPTPP. Hailed as being ‘very flexible to the client’s needs‘, the group works closely with teams from across the firm’s full-service platform. In particular, the practice group often works with the firm’s oil and gas practice, making it a go-to for clients in the energy sector. Toronto-based practice head Paul Lalonde has experience of government contracting law, international trade and anti-corruption matters.