Andrew advises and advocates for boards and corporations facing high-stakes and complex disputes of strategic significance. A leading lawyer in his field, Andrew gives clients sophisticated advice drawing from deep experience in corporate and securities matters.
Andrew’s broad litigation practice involves corporate and securities litigation, CCAA matters and strategic commercial disputes.
In his corporate litigation practice, Andrew regularly represents and advises corporations, boards and board committees in respect of transactions, proxy fights, governance issues and internal investigations; disputes arising from completed transactions; and oppression and related proceedings. He also acts and advises on commercial disputes that are strategically significant to clients.
Andrew is active in securities litigation, and his work focuses on contested transactions, regulatory investigations and proceedings that have involved disclosure, options backdating, insider trading and market timing, as well as securities class actions on behalf of issuers, underwriters, directors, officers, and trustees.
His practice extends to insolvency litigation matters, and he regularly represents stakeholders in CCAA, bankruptcy and receivership proceedings.
Andrew has appeared as counsel in the Court of Appeal, the Superior Court of Justice, the Ontario Court of Justice and the Supreme Court of Canada, the Ontario Securities Commission and other provincial courts and securities regulators.
|2019-2023||Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in litigation: general commercial and litigation: securities (Ontario)|
|2015-2023||Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation|
|2012-2023||The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in litigation-securities, class actions and litigation-directors’ & officers’ liability|
|2013||Lexpert’s Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in securities litigation|
Andrew is a skilled and prolific teacher. He regularly teaches securities regulation at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and he has co-developed and co-teaches a course on M&A litigation at the Faculty of Law. Andrew has lectured in the contested transactions course and the Global Professional LLM program at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, as well as in the undergraduate course on corporate and securities disputes and in the LLM programs on corporate transactions and insolvency offered by Osgoode Hall Law School. In addition, the Ontario Securities Commission invited Andrew to teach a 2013 Securities Investigation Training Course on disclosure obligations in Ontario securities law, and he co-developed a conference with Staff of the OSC on the regulatory public interest jurisdiction. He also regularly provides seminars to clients on developments in corporate, securities and insolvency law.
Andrew is a co-author of Securities Enforcement, Canadian Securities Law Reporter, published by CCH in 2006, and he will be a co-author of the next edition of Canadian Securities Regulation, the treatise by David Johnston et al.
Andrew serves as a member of the Commercial List Users Committee and served for a term on the Securities Proceedings Advisory Committee of the OSC.
Within Torys, as co-head of the firm’s pro bono committee, Andrew is responsible for screening and approving pro bono matters as well as assisting with the supervision and staffing of those matters.