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Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon

Tel: 416 360 4738 Fax: 1 877 689 3896

Sonu is a partner in our Litigation Group, practising in all areas of civil and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on business law. Sonu is routinely retained to provide advice on litigation issues involving technology, real estate, shareholder rights, partnership disputes and breach of contracts. She has a range of experience dealing with critical business issues arising from corporate transactions and contractual and business relationship disputes.

Sonu has appeared before masters and judges of the Superior Court of Justice and has assisted on numerous cases that have gone before the Court of Appeal and administrative tribunals. She has also been involved in numerous private mediations and arbitrations. 

Sonu is a strategic and creative advisor who evaluates the merits and potential success of a case against a client’s unique business and legal objectives. Her advice is drawn from experience and detailed case analysis and is always creative in approach. She is able to distill legal knowledge and information in a way her clients understand and provides a clear and factual picture of the various options available to her clients, addressing her clients’ business objectives throughout the litigation process. She understands the cost of doing business, keeping proportionality in mind at all times. 

Her in-depth understanding of business operations is rooted in her client engagement approach, which often involves onsite visits (she has been known to put on a hardhat or hairnet at points) and incredible client service. Her well rounded approach to legal and business advice allows her to tap into her clients’ mindsets and understand their communication style.

Languages: English, Punjabi

Awards & Recognition


Community Involvement






  • LL.B., Osgoode Hall, York University, 2007, including a term at the Cornell-Sorbonne Summer Institute in Paris, France, studying International Commercial Arbitration and Comparative Corporate law
  • University of Toronto, English, Philosophy and Biology 


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2008 

Publications & Presentations


Gender, Diversity and Equality

Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers (FACL) - 12th Annual Conference There’s a lot of talk these days about the importance of equality/diversity in the legal profession, both because equality in the profession is ...
Feb 23, 2019

Planning Past Unconscious Bias in Arbitration

Facilitator, ArbitralWomen Panel , February 5th 2018
Feb 21, 2018

Trial Advocacy Workshop - Opening Statements & Closing Arguments

Guest Instructor, LPP Advocacy Program , December 13th, 2017
Dec 13, 2017

Unconscious Bias in International Commercial Arbitration

Guest Lecturer to the LLM class at Osgoode Hall Law School, December 5th , 2017
Dec 5, 2017

News & Media

Firm News

Congratulations to our lawyers recognized in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that several firm lawyers have been named as leaders in their fields in The 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Direc...
Apr 24, 2019
In the News

Torkin Manes Partner Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon Named a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star

Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40 Torkin Manes is pleased to announce that Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon has been selected as a 2018 Lexpert Rising Star: Leading Lawyers Under 40. Sonu ...
Nov 9, 2018

Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon to participate in ArbitralWomen panel on Planning Past Unconscious Bias in Arbitration

By popular demand, ArbitralWomen invites you to participate in an interactive Sequel Seminar to create new ways to promote diversity in arbitration.
Jan 12, 2018

Sonu Dhanju-Dhillon at The 2017 Women’s Transformative Leadership Forum

Torkin Manes’ partner Sumeet (Sonu) Dhanju-Dhillon spoke at The 2017 Women’s Transformative Leadership Forum: Empowerment by Improving Par...
May 8, 2017