Andrew's practice focuses on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financing and capital market transactions. Andrew has particular experience advising on outbound structuring and tax treaty issues. He also has expertise in advising underwriters, issuers and investors in respect of flow-through share offerings and investments.
Andrew also assists with tax dispute matters, most recently in the context of entitlement to treaty benefits, upstream loans, and the classification of foreign legal instruments.
Representative Legal Matters
- Advised Affirm, Inc. on its acquisition of PayBright Inc. for total cash and equity consideration of CAD 340 million.
- Advised the Embracer Group on the acquisition of A Thinking Ape and IUGO Mobile Entertainment Inc.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Canadian Tax Foundation
- Law Society of Ontario
- Ontario (2013)
- University of Windsor (JD) (2011)
- University of Ottawa (BSocSc Political Science) (2009)
Speaker, “Foreign Affiliate Update” CTF Annual Tax Conference, December 2019
Speaker, "Owner-Manager Outbound International Tax Traps, Planning Considerations & Practical Solutions," CTF Ontario Tax Conference, October 2017
Co-author, Future Law and Alternative Facts, XXI:1 Tax Litigation 6 (Federated Press), February 2018
Author, "Functional Currency Election Not Available to Branches," Canadian Tax Focus, February 2016
Co-author, "Specific Anti-Avoidance Rules Trump GAAR," Canadian Tax Focus, November 2016