On June 21, 2022, Ranjan K. Agarwal was appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. For enquiries, please contact Richard Swan.
Ranjan Agarwal believes in the saying “not necessarily litigation, but litigation if necessary.” He combines a razor-sharp focus on achieving the best business outcome for his clients with a deep knowledge of the law.
Ranjan’s practice is focused on complex disputes, including class action, commercial, arbitration, constitutional, privacy, data breach and employment matters. He has appeared as lead or co-counsel in over 15 cases before the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also briefed and argued numerous cases in Federal Court, Ontario and across Canada, and provides strategic advice to companies, organizations, and individuals at all stages of complex litigation. Ranjan recently acted for Bureau Veritas SA, a publicly traded multinational testing agency, in the successful dismissal of a $2-billion class action. He is also counsel to Luxtona LLC in Canadian litigation with the Russian Federation arising from the breakup of Yukos oil company.
"Ranjan Agarwal is regarded as a 'tremendous young lawyer' who is in 'really good touch with clients and is excellent in court.'"
In its national rankings, Lexpert Magazine, Benchmark Canada and Chambers Canada have all recognized Ranjan as a future or rising star in dispute resolution. Among other recognitions, Precedent magazine, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association have recognized him for his pro bono and community service. In 2015, Canadian Lawyer magazine recognized Ranjan as one its Top 25 Most Influential lawyers.
Ranjan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and co-author of Class Actions Law and Practice. He has published numerous articles on a wide variety of litigation issues in the Supreme Court Law Review, National Journal of Constitutional Law, Alberta Law Review, Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, and the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law. He is also Past President of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto, one of North America’s largest diverse bar associations, and Treasurer of the Ontario Bar Association.