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Sumeet Dhanju-Dhillon

Torkin Manes LLP | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

A lawyer since 2008


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Torkin Manes LLP
151 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2W7
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Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon is a distinguished partner in Torkin Manes' Litigation Group, where she oversees a comprehensive range of civil and commercial litigation, especially focusing on the intricacies of business law. Sonu combines her keen business intuition with innovative legal strategies to counsel on issues like contract breaches, disputes among partners and shareholders, as well as challenges in real estate and technology sectors. Her expertise extends to navigating the complexities that emerge from corporate dealings and disputes over contractual and business relationships.

To her clientele, Sonu is known as a strategic thinker and a practical advisor, assessing the strengths of a case in light of each client's specific business and legal goals. Her counsel is rooted in thorough case analysis, creativity, and an ability to simplify complex legal concepts for better client comprehension. She adeptly outlines the available choices, aligning her legal strategies with the client's business aims while mindful of the financial implications of litigation.

Sonu is deeply committed to understanding her clients' operations, often conducting onsite visits to grasp the nuances of their business environments fully. This hands-on approach ensures she fully appreciates her clients' perspectives and communication styles, enhancing the tailored advice she provides.

Sonu's exceptional leadership and professional skills have garnered her widespread recognition. In 2023, the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) celebrated her with a Legal Excellence Award for her significant professional contributions and excellence in practice. The 2021 Canadian Law Awards named her Female Trailblazer of the Year, honoring her impactful legal work, leadership, and dedication to advancing gender equality in the law. Additionally, in 2018, she was recognized as a Lexpert Rising Star, marking her as a leading lawyer under 40. Beyond her litigation successes, Sonu has played a crucial role in promoting diversity and inclusion as a past co-chair of Torkin Manes' Diversity and Inclusion Committee and continues to influence firm policy as a member of the Management Committee.

Sonu's areas of expertise are as follows:

- Privacy and Data Management

- Litigation and Dispute Resolution

- Commercial Litigation

Her legal background is notable, including her admission to the Ontario Bar in 2008 and an LLB from Osgoode Hall Law School in 2007, which included studying International Commercial Arbitration and Comparative Corporate Law at the Cornell-Sorbonne Summer Institute in Paris, France. Additionally, she has completed the Executive Board Readiness Program at the Ted Rogers School of Management in 2023, further evidencing her commitment to legal excellence and leadership within the legal community.


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