Lexpert Ranked Lawyer Profile

In her extensive litigation practice, Monique Jilesen acts as lead counsel in highly complex proceedings from inception through to trial. Her commercial litigation practice includes class actions, contract and shareholder disputes, civil fraud cases, injunctions, bankruptcy and insolvency matters, and securities and derivatives cases. Monique’s clients include major financial institutions, 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. She has an enviable record of success at trial in bet-the-company disputes. Monique is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and is a recipient of The Advocates’ Society Douglas K. Laidlaw Medal for Excellence in Advocacy.

Year Called to the Bar:2000 (ON)
130 Adelaide St W, Suite 2600
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 865-2926
Fax: (416) 865-2851
E-mail: [email protected]

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