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Andrea Laing
Partner

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Andrea's practice focuses on complex corporate/commercial litigation including class actions and cross-border disputes. She has acted in major class proceedings in the areas of securities, product liability, pensions, consumer reporting and e-commerce. She also represents parties to commercial arbitrations and has advised clients facing investigations in a number of regulated industries. Since the introduction of statutory liability for secondary market misrepresentation in Ontario, Andrea has been actively defending public issuers and other defendants against class actions premised on misrepresentation claims. She has successfully argued cases at all levels of court, including the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. Andrea also participates actively in pro bono initiatives. She is currently directing a team of Blakes lawyers supporting the Equality Effect in its efforts to compel law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute sexual crimes against young women and girls in Kenya and Malawi. She is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of Ontario, The Metropolitan Lawyers Association and The Advocates' Society.


Year Called to the Bar:2000 (ON)
199 Bay St, Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 863-4159
Fax: (416) 863-2653
E-mail: andrea.laing@blakes.com

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