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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 Ranking’s dispute resolution practice encompasses aspects of civil, administrative and commercial litigation. With an emphasis on professional negligence, pensions, and cross-border issues, Gerry’s expertise extends to franchise, banking, insurance, real estate, product liability and employment matters.

Gerry has acted on behalf of clients before all levels of court in Ontario, the Federal Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Canada and before administrative boards and tribunals. With particular expertise in alternative dispute resolution, Gerry assists clients with complex, multi-party disputes.
Acting as counsel in both domestic and commercial arbitrations and mediations, Gerry has employed a variety of ADR protocols to secure extremely favourable results. He has acted for numerous Fortune 500 companies, including DuPont, Honeywell, Goodrich Aerospace, Northrup Grumman, PwC, Intact (formerly ING Canada Inc.), Aviva Canada, Swiss Re and Chubb Insurance Company of Canada.
Gerry is a past member of the Executive Committee of the New York-based CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution, which promotes innovation and excellence in public and private conflict management.
Gerry’s expertise is recognized in leading legal directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, and as a “Litigation Star” by Benchmark Canada.

  • 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 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 2011-2017 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
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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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