Derek Ronde: Lawyer with Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

Derek Ronde

Toronto,  ON  Canada
Phone416 869 5428

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Practice Areas

  • Class Actions
  • Franchise
  • Securities Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Product Liability
University University of Toronto, B.A., Hons., 1997
Law SchoolOsgoode Hall Law School, LL.B., 2001
Admitted2002, Ontario

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


· The Advocates' Society

· Canadian Bar Association

· Law Society of Upper Canada

· Ontario Bar Association

· Canadian Franchise Association

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - October 2013

Midas Franchisee Class Action Settled; Court Comments on "Development" in Jurisprudence Regarding Fair Dealing Claims

'Change Before You Have To': Franchise Lessons from Canada's 'Donut Wars'

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - April 23, 2013

Will British Columbia Enact Franchise Legislation? Make Your Voice Heard Now!

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - April 2013

Ontario Court Denies Franchisee Injunction, Confirms That Duty of Good Faith Does Not Create New, Non-Contractual Rights

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee: Summary Judgment Decision Dismissing Tim Horton's Class Action Upheld on Appeal

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - October 2012

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUE - July 2012

Cassels Brock Successfully Resists Appeal Regarding Wishart Act Limitation Period at Ontario Court of Appeal

Ontario Court of Appeal Confirms Limitation Period for Rescission Actions Under Ontario's Franchise Legislation

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - May 2012

Roll Out the Changes to Win: Court Grants Summary Judgment to Tim Hortons in Proposed Class Action

Canadian Disclosure Laws Expand - Manitoba Franchise Law Becomes Effective on October 1, 2012

Roll Out the Changes to Win: Court Grants Summary Judgment to Tim Hortons in Proposed Class Action

Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2012

Recent Ontario Court Decision Outlines the Limitation Period for Rescission Claims Under Ontario's Franchise Legislation

Saskatchewan Court Finds Franchisor Waived Arbitral Termination Decision By Its Post-Termination Conduct

A Discrepancy Between Disclosure Document and Franchise Agreement Causes Alberta Court to Deny Enforcement of Non-Competition Clause

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Derek Ronde Discusses "Hot Topics in Rescission"


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Opting Out Does Not Mean “Wait and See”
Emily Larose,Derek Ronde,Glenn M. Zakaib, April 29, 2014
A recent motion decision out of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice confirms that once a class member has opted out of a class, there are very limited opportunities for that class member to opt back in.

The British Columbia Law Institute Recommends Franchise Legislation in that Province
Frank Robinson,Derek Ronde,Geoffrey B. Shaw,Rebecca Valo,Larry M. Weinberg, April 16, 2014
After months of consultation with industry stakeholders, the British Columbia Law Institute (“BCLI”) has issued its Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia (the “Report”), which makes a recommendation to the Government of the Province of British Columbia to enact...

Ontario Introduces Legislation Requiring Food Service Chains to Post Caloric Information
Derek Ronde,Larry M. Weinberg, March 6, 2014
If it becomes law, the Making Healthier Choices Act will impose new responsibilities on restaurant chains in the province of Ontario. On February 24, 2014, the Ontario government introduced legislation which, if passed, would require food service chains with 20 or more premises in Ontario to...

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Derek Ronde

40 King Street West
TorontoON M5H 3C2


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