Monique Jilesen

Monique Jilesen

Managing Partner at Lenczner Slaght
(416) 865-2926
(416) 865-2851
130 Adelaide St W, Suite 2600, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2000 (ON)
Monique is Managing Partner at Lenczner Slaght. Monique is one of Canada’s leading litigators who clients turn to for their toughest commercial disputes. Her practice focuses on class actions, contract and shareholder disputes, civil fraud cases, injunctions, professional liability, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and securities and derivatives cases. Monique’s clients include major financial institutions, professional service firms, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, and other multinational corporations who routinely face challenging, cross-border disputes. She appears at all levels of Court and in administrative tribunals. Monique is a fearless advocate, unafraid to take on tough, notable, and high-profile cases, even at a moment’s notice. Recognized for her exceptional work, Monique was awarded The Advocates’ Society’s prestigious Douglas K. Laidlaw Award for Excellence in Advocacy in 2017. Monique is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. 
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