Andrew’s litigation practice involves corporate and securities litigation, CCAA matters, and strategic commercial disputes.
In his corporate litigation practice, Andrew focuses on representing and advising 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. In his securities litigation practice, Andrew focuses on contested transactions, regulatory investigations and proceedings that have involved disclosure, options backdating, insider trading, and market timing; and securities class actions on behalf of issuers, underwriters, directors, officers, and trustees. In his insolvency litigation practice, Andrew represents stakeholders in CCAA, bankruptcy, and receivership proceedings. Andrew also acts and advises on commercial disputes that are strategically significant to clients.
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.
Chambers Canada—Leading lawyer in litigation: securities, Ontario (2019-2021)
Best Lawyers in Canada—Leading lawyer in corporate and commercial litigation (2015-2021)
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Leading lawyer in litigation - securities (2012-2014, 2019-2021); class actions (2021); litigation - directors’ & officers’ liability (2013-2018)
Lexpert's Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, 2013—Leading lawyer in securities litigation
Andrew 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. 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. He regularly provides seminars to clients on developments in corporate, securities and insolvency law.
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.
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.
The Faculty of Law, University of Toronto awarded Andrew the Dean Cecil A. Wright Key as the graduating student who exhibited the greatest interest in extracurricular work of an academic nature.
Memberships and Affiliations
Andrew is a member of The Advocates’ Society.