Derek Ronde
Telephone: 416 869 5428
Fax: 416 640 3063
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Suite 2100, Scotia Plaza
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON
M5H 3C2

“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

  • “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)


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


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