Ryan Unruch

Ryan Unruch

Toronto: 416.865.7673
Fax 416.865.7380


LLB/BCL (with Great Distinction, Dean's Honour List), 2006
McGill University, Faculty of Law
, 2003
McGill University, Faculty of Management

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 2006 Ontario, 2011 New York, 2007


Ryan’s practice focuses on corporate and commercial law, with an emphasis on transactions related to life sciences, biotechnology, medical devices, venture capital, private equity and mergers and acquisitions. Ryan has experience in advising a wide variety of life science companies, pharmaceutical companies, start-ups, venture capital funds, private equity funds and pension plans on domestic and cross-border transactions, licensing arrangements, financings, mergers and acquisitions, divestiture transactions and corporate governance related matters.

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Professional Involvement

Before joining Torys, Ryan was a corporate associate at Ropes & Gray LLP, and also served as in-house corporate counsel for one of Canada's largest national retailers.


Ryan has acted as pro bono corporate counsel to Me to We, a social enterprise founded by Marc and Craig Kielburger. Through its media, socially responsible choices and leadership experiences, Me to We supports Free the Children's work with youth creating global change.