Rui Gao

Associate

Rui Gao

Rui Gao

Associate

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2018

Rui is developing a broad litigation practice.

She has assisted on a range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, class actions and securities law issues. As a law student, Rui clerked for Justices D. Turcotte and L. Fournier at the Superior Court of Québec in Montréal.

Rui is fluent in French and Mandarin.

Rui Gao

Associate

Rui is developing a broad litigation practice.

She has assisted on a range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, class actions and securities law issues. As a law student, Rui clerked for Justices D. Turcotte and L. Fournier at the Superior Court of Québec in Montréal.

Rui is fluent in French and Mandarin.

The Estate Trustees of Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman

Acting as counsel to the Estate Trustees of Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman in legal proceedings against the Toronto Star and its Chief Investigative Reporter, Kevin Donovan, in regards to a sealing order obtained by the Estate Trustees which restricts public access to materials filed in connection with the routine administration of the Shermans' estates. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada has been granted for the Estate Trustees' appeal of the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal denying the protective order.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Acted for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in defending claims asserted against it for approximately $1.5 billion in antitrust class action proceedings pending in the Ontario Superior Court against the LCBO, Brewers Retail Inc. and a number of major brewers. In March 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment dismissing all claims asserted against the LCBO and the other defendants, and awarded substantial costs of almost $800,000. The decision of Justice Perell granting summary judgment in favour of the LCBO was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal in April 2019.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation and certain of its former and existing officers and directors in defending eight multi-billion dollar class actions commenced in jurisdictions across Canada pertaining to alleged breaches by Barrick of its disclosure obligations under the securities laws of Ontario and other provinces concerning Barrick's Pascua Lama mining project in Chile and Argentina.

Article

Developments in the Law of Evidence: The 2018-2019 Term, co-author

Feb. 12, 2020 - The Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series, Vol. 95 (LexisNexis Canada)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2018

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2017
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, IB (Economics), 2013

Rui is developing a broad litigation practice.

She has assisted on a range of litigation matters, including contract disputes, tort claims, class actions and securities law issues. As a law student, Rui clerked for Justices D. Turcotte and L. Fournier at the Superior Court of Québec in Montréal.

Rui is fluent in French and Mandarin.

The Estate Trustees of Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman

Acting as counsel to the Estate Trustees of Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman in legal proceedings against the Toronto Star and its Chief Investigative Reporter, Kevin Donovan, in regards to a sealing order obtained by the Estate Trustees which restricts public access to materials filed in connection with the routine administration of the Shermans' estates. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada has been granted for the Estate Trustees' appeal of the decision of the Ontario Court of Appeal denying the protective order.

Liquor Control Board of Ontario

Acted for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario in defending claims asserted against it for approximately $1.5 billion in antitrust class action proceedings pending in the Ontario Superior Court against the LCBO, Brewers Retail Inc. and a number of major brewers. In March 2018, Justice Perell of the Ontario Superior Court granted summary judgment dismissing all claims asserted against the LCBO and the other defendants, and awarded substantial costs of almost $800,000. The decision of Justice Perell granting summary judgment in favour of the LCBO was affirmed by the Ontario Court of Appeal in April 2019.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation and certain of its former and existing officers and directors in defending eight multi-billion dollar class actions commenced in jurisdictions across Canada pertaining to alleged breaches by Barrick of its disclosure obligations under the securities laws of Ontario and other provinces concerning Barrick's Pascua Lama mining project in Chile and Argentina.

Article

Developments in the Law of Evidence: The 2018-2019 Term, co-author

Feb. 12, 2020 - The Supreme Court Law Review, 2nd Series, Vol. 95 (LexisNexis Canada)

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2018

Education

McGill University, BCL/LLB, 2017
Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, IB (Economics), 2013