Eric C. Nanayakkara

Contact Information

  • Phone: 905-383-0500 extension 800
  • Email: enanayakkara@regencylawgroup.ca

Eric is the Managing Partner of Regency Law Group and works closely with all of the firm’s practice groups. This access to specialized knowledge, coupled with Eric’s many years of litigation experience, provides the firm’s clients with a unique competitive advantage.

To say that Eric enjoys strategic thought and zealous advocacy is an understatement. He is a diehard litigator who prides himself on being inquisitive, thorough and results focused. Choose Eric if your litigation matter is complex, combative or requires a fearless warrior who will negotiate a fair resolution or stay on the battlefield until your victory is declared.

He strongly believes that excellence in advocacy is born in a passion for the client and their cause. For this reason, his litigation practice is selective, bespoke in nature and entirely focused on the clients’ experience and results.

In addition to Eric’s litigation practice he serves as General Counsel to a number of local and international corporations. He also provides frequent advice and negotiation services to entrepreneurs, start-up companies, media personalities and high net-worth individuals.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Corporate/Commercial Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Insurance Law


  • Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation (Certified Mediator)
  • Harvard University (2017)
  • Call to the Bar
  • Law Society of Ontario (2008)
  • National Accreditation Committee Certificate Qualification
  • Federation of Law Societies of Canada (2006-2007)
  • National Accreditation Committee Certificate of Qualification
  • University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2005-2007)
  • Masters of Law Studies, Advanced Commercial Negotiations
  • Bond University (2003-2005)
  • Juris Doctor, Postgraduate Degree in Law
  • Bond University (2003-2005)
  • Bachelor of Arts, History
  • University of Western Ontario (1999-2003)
  • Human Resources Management Certificate
  • Fanshawe College (2000-2001)

Current Leadership Positions

  • Managing Partner, Regency Law Group
  • President, The Hamilton Club
  • Past President, Hamilton Lawyers’ Club
  • Board of the Trustees, Hamilton Law Association
  • Board of Trustees, Hillfield Strathallan College
  • Chairman, 150th Anniversary Sub-Committee, The Hamilton Club
  • Chairman, Hamilton Law Association Professional Development Committee
  • Executive Member, Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Hamilton Law Association

Past Leadership Positions

  • Regional Director (2014-2016) (2017–2019)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Policy and Public Affairs Committee (2019–2021)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Professional Development Committee (2019–2021)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Audit Committee (2019–2023)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Awards Committee (2017–2023)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Governance Committee Member (2014–2017)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Nomination Committee Member (2012–2020)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Executive Member (2011–2012)
  • Ontario Bar Association Civil Litigation Executive
  • Director (2012–2014)
  • Governing Council Member – Central South Region, Ontario Bar Association
  • Supercrawl
  • Director (2012–2014)
  • Theatre Aquarius
  • National Council Voting Member (2016–2018)
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • President (2012-2014)
  • Board of Directors (2008-2014)
  • Wellwood
  • President (2008-2010)
  • Board of Directors (2007-2010)
  • The Hamilton Arts Council
  • Founding Chairman (2007-2010)
  • CLIC Art Gallery of Hamilton