Gannon Beaulne combines an analytical approach, deep knowledge of the law, and incisive advocacy style to bring focus to complex, large-scale, and multi-party disputes, often involving international dimensions. His clients include Canadian and foreign public and private companies of all sizes, professionals (including lawyers, auditors, accountants, and doctors), and governmental or state-owned entities.
Gannon’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, class actions, and international arbitration. He has experience in motions, applications, trials, and appeals, in arbitration and before all levels of court in Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. He recently argued fully electronic trials before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and an international commercial arbitration panel in London, England. He also recently made submissions on private international law before the Court of Appeal for Ontario while successfully seeking the dismissal of a $1.85-billion proposed class action at the certification stage.
A regular writer and speaker on a wide variety of litigation and arbitration topics, Gannon’s work has been published in The Advocates’ Journal, the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review, the Alberta Law Review, and elsewhere. He also contributes to resources on Canadian law, having helped with an online arbitration-law service and with updating a loose-leaf treatise, Class Actions Law and Practice. He has been interviewed on the radio and quoted in print media on several occasions. And he often speaks at internal and external legal events and conferences.
Gannon is an active member of the Young Canadian Arbitration Practitioners, The Advocates’ Society, the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, and the Ontario Bar Association. He volunteers as Pro Bono Ontario duty counsel at the Superior Court of Justice.