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Year of Call

Ontario, 2002


LL.B., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2001

B.A. (Hons), University of Toronto, 1997

Derek Ronde

Derek Ronde is a partner in our Litigation Group, and has a wide-ranging corporate-commercial litigation practice. He has significant experience in a multitude of areas including class proceedings, franchise litigation, product liability, securities litigation, employment litigation, contract disputes, regulatory investigations, injunctions and other commercial litigation practice areas.

His experience includes acting for:

  • An international corporation in a proposed class proceeding by national shareholders
  • An international manufacturing company in a New Brunswick product liability action brought by a large corporate customer
  • An international service provider in an injunction brought by one of its customers
  • An international manufacturing company in an Ontario product liability action by a customer seeking to add the company as a defendant in an ongoing proceeding
  • A food service franchisor on a variety of ongoing litigation matters
  • An international consulting firm in a variety of class proceeding and regulatory-related matters
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015-2016 (Franchising - Franchisor)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017 (Franchise Law)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2015 (Franchise)
  • Franchise Times, "Legal Eagle" (2016)


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • Ontario Bar Association (Member, Franchise Law Executive 2014-2015)
  • The Advocates' Society
Publications, Newsletters and Articles Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - January 2017

Introducing Our Newest Partner, Stéphane Teasdale

Ontario Court Upholds Franchisee’s Obligation to Pay Percentage Rent

The End of A Saab Story?: The Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Lower Court Decision on Jurisdiction Over a Franchise Dispute

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - November 2016

Supreme Court of Canada Delivers the Final Word on Pet Valu Class Action

Cassels Brock Contributes To Response To The Ontario Government’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report

Supreme Court of Canada Delivers the Final Word on Pet Valu Class Action

Ontario Court Imposes New Disclosure Requirement Prohibiting the Common Practice of Determining Location After Signing a Franchise Agreement

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2016

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2016

Court of Appeal Dismisses Pet Valu Class Action and Puts a Leash on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Court of Appeal Dismisses Pet Valu Class Action and Puts a Leash on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - December 2015

British Columbia Becomes the 6th Canadian Province to Pass Franchise Legislation – The Franchises Act

Ontario Government Releases Draft Regulations For Healthy Menu Choices Act

Coast to Coast Disclosure: Franchise Legislation Comes to British Columbia

Ontario Government Releases Draft Regulations for Healthy Menu Choices Act

Former Dealers Unsuccessful With Franchise Law Claims in Class Action Against General Motors of Canada Limited

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2015

Concise Drafting Matters: Ontario Court Grants Partial Summary Judgment Dismissing Significant Portions of a Franchisee’s “Kitchen Sink” Claim

Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events