Derek Ronde

Derek Ronde
Telephone: 416 869 5428
Fax: 416 640 3063

Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 3C2

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“Strong and persuasive in court.”
Client Testimonial, Chambers Canada

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:

  • A Canadian franchisor in the successful defence of a $100 million class action over rebates brought by franchisees
  • Counsel to corporate defendants on a variety of class proceedings
  • A minority shareholder in the successful challenge to a multi-billion dollar plan of arrangement
  • An international consulting firm in a variety of regulatory-related matters and class proceedings
  • A Canadian manufacturing company in a variety of dealership actions and arbitrations
  • 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 manufacturing company in an Ontario product liability action by a customer seeking to add the company as a defendant in an ongoing proceeding
  • Various Canadian and international franchisors on a variety of ongoing litigation matters

Client Commentary

  • “Well versed in the challenges of high-stakes franchising disputes.” – Chambers Canada (Franchising)
  • “A litigator who is well known in the franchising space.” – Chambers Canada (Franchising)
  • “Clients find him ’quite thoughtful and practical’ and ‘strong and persuasive in court.’” – Chambers Canada (Franchising)


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2001

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

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - August 2019

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - July 2019

Got Mold? Got No Damages! The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Casts a Critical Eye on a Franchisee’s Rescission Damages Claim

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2019

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2019

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - December 2018

Canadian Securities Litigation Outlook 2018: Trends to Watch for Capital Markets Participants

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - October 2018

Ontario Court Finds Franchisee Personally Liable for $1.7 Million Dollar Costs Award in Failed Class Action

Ontario Court Rejects ‘Audacious’ Attempt by Franchisee to Escape Loan Obligation

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - September 2018

Ontario Court Finds Franchisee Personally Liable for $1.7 Million Dollar Costs Award in Failed Class Action

Product Liability e-COMMUNIQUÉ - June 2018

Ontario Court Finds Franchisee Personally Liable for $1.7 Million Dollar Costs Award in Failed Class Action

Class Actions e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2018

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2018

Ontario Government Makes Changes to Ontario’s Franchise Legislation

Fast and Furious: Recent Canadian Legislation Changes That May Affect Franchisors and Franchisees

Ontario Court Weighs In On Franchise Disclosure and Rescission

Not Enough to File and Smile: BC Supreme Court Refuses to Certify Class Proceeding, Confirms That Low Bar Does Not Mean No Bar

Conferences, Speaking Engagements, Events

Larry Weinberg and Derek Ronde Speaking at the 17th Annual Franchise Law Conference

Call to the bar

Ontario, 2002


  • American Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Franchise Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Franchise Association
  • Ontario Bar Association (Former Member, Class Actions Section; Current Member, Franchise Law Executive, 2014-2017)
  • The Advocates' Society


  • Chambers Canada (Franchising)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015–2019 (Franchising - Franchisor)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017-2020 (Franchise)
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2017 (Franchise)
  • Franchise Times, "Legal Eagle" (2016-2018)



Class Actions
Product Liability
Securities Litigation