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About Andrew

Andrew advises clients on a wide range of tax matters, including domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, capital markets transactions and investment funds. He
regularly advises on complex transformational transactions for public and private companies as well as innovative investment products.

Andrew is recognized as an expert in tax issues involving REITs and other real estate investment vehicles, structured notes and tax insurance.

Andrew is a member of the Firm's Partnership Committee, and the Regional Vice-Chair, North America, for the Lex Mundi Tax Practice Group.

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Recent representative matters include advising:

  • H&R REIT on its spin-off of its Primaris properties, including all of H&R's enclosed malls, to a new stand-alone, publicly traded REIT

  • Pet Valu, a portfolio company of Roark Capital, in connection with its initial public offering

  • WPT Industrial REIT in connection with its US$3.1-billion acquisition by Blackstone REIT

  • Starlight Investments in connection with the proposed going private transaction with Northview Properties REIT by way of unitholder- and court-approved arrangement valued at C$4.8-billion announced in February 2020

  • UnitedHealth Group on its subsidiary OptumRx's US$12.8-billion combination with Catamaran Corporation

  • Hudson's Bay Company in connection with its C$2-billion privatization transaction with a shareholder group led by the Company's Executive Chairman

  • Starlight U.S. Multi-Family (No. 5) Core Fund in connection with its US$1.4-billion acquisition by Tricon Capital Group

  • Canadian Real Estate Investment Trust (CREIT) on its C$3.9-billion combination with Choice Properties Real Estate Investment Trust

  • Transglobe Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its C$2-billion acquisition by PD Kanco LP and Starlight Investments Ltd., with support from PSP Investment Board, CAPREIT and Timbercreek Asset Management

  • Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. on its acquisition of Consolidated Thompson Iron Mines Ltd. for approximately C$4.9-billion

Awards & Recognition

Andrew is recognized as a leading tax lawyer in the following publications:

  • Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Tax)

  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2024 (Tax)

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2024 (Tax Law)

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2024 (Corporate Tax)

  • The Legal 500 Canada 2024 (Tax)

  • ITR World Tax 2024 (Notable Practitioner – General Corporate Tax, Tax Controversy)


Admitted to the Ontario Bar – 2005
LLB, University of British Columbia – 2004
Canadian Securities Course – 2000
BComm (Hon.), Queen's University – 1999

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