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Gerald (Gerry) L.R.  Ranking

Gerald (Gerry) L.R. Ranking

Partner Fasken
Jurisdiction Ontario, 1984
Language(s) English
Office(s) Toronto

Gerry is recognized as a leading litigator whose dispute resolution practice encompasses all aspects of civil, administrative and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on professional negligence, pensions, cross-border issues, franchise, banking, insurance, real estate, product liability and employment matters.

Gerry has appeared in all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada and before administrative boards and tribunals. As an adjunct professor, Gerry taught Advanced Civil Procedure as well as Negotiation Skills at one of Canada’s leading law schools. He also has a particular interest in ADR and is often retained to resolve complex, multi-party disputes. Gerry has acted as counsel in both domestic and international commercial arbitrations and mediations and has employed a variety of ADR protocols to secure extremely favourable results.

Gerry is regularly called upon to advise two of Canada’s largest accounting firms, as well as major Canadian insurance and Fortune 500 public companies. Gerry lectures on a wide variety of topics ranging from Commercial Litigation and ADR issues to managing exposure in regulatory investigations. He is frequently recognized in top legal publications for his litigation and arbitration expertise. Gerry was called to the Ontario Bar in 1984.

  • Benchmark Canada, "Litigation Star" in Arbitration, Commercial Litigation and Professional Liability in Ontario, 2017
  • The Legal 500 Canada 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • The 2015-2017 Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Commercial Litigation
  • Lexpert 2017 Special Edition for Litigation
  • Lexpert 2014 and 2016 Guide to the Leading US-Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers for Corporate Commercial
  • Chambers Global 2009-2015 for Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Chambers Canada 2016 and 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Ontario
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2011-2018 for Litigation - Corporate Commercial
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2007-2018 for Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Canada, "Local Litigation Star" in Ontario and "Litigation Star" for Arbitration in Canada, 2012-2014
  • Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers 2014 for Litigation and Product Liability
  • Shortlisted for Canada Arbitration Counsel of the Year, Benchmark Litigation Global Commercial Arbitration Awards, 2014
  • Shortlisted for International Arbitration Counsel of the Year and Canada Arbitration Counsel of the Year, Benchmark Canada Awards, 2013
  • BTI Client Service All-Star, 2013
  • Martindale-Hubbell “BV Distinguished” rating



  • Faculty, Osgoode Hall Law School, "The Osgoode Certificate in Negotiation" (2012-2014)
  • Faculty assistant/judge, Osgoode Hall Law School, "Lawyer as Negotiator", Final Negotiation Course (2001-2004)
  • Part-time Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, Faculty of Law - Advanced Civil Procedure Course (1991-1994)


  • LLB University of Western Ontario
  • University of Toronto

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
  • Member, Metropolitan Toronto Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Toronto Commercial Arbitration Society
Understanding Financial Statements: A Litigator's Guide to Persuading with Numbers location location Toronto
Counsel's Role in the Preparation of Client Financial Statements - Recent Developments location location Toronto
Injunctions and Interim Relief in Commercial Cases location location Toronto


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