22 Adelaide St W, Suite 3400, Bay Adelaide Centre, East Tower, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1989 (ON)
Andrew is the national leader of the firm's Pension and Benefits Group and regional managing partner of BLG’s Toronto office. He has a broad financial services and commercial practice, with a focus on pension and benefits and financial institutions law. He is experienced in all aspects of pension and benefit arrangements including design, governance and administration, investment, pension plan transactions, corporate transactions and reorganizations involving plans, executive compensation and supplemental plans, and pension and benefit product development. He advises plan administrators, employers, boards of directors, trustees, insurance companies, investment managers, and financial institutions. He is an active participant in pension industry groups, and in advocacy on law reform in the pension, benefits, and investment fields. Andrew is experienced in leading teams of lawyers in executing complex transactions. Selected by peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada (Employee Benefits Law). Also recognized in Chambers Canada: Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Pensions & Benefits), and in the Legal 500 Canada as a "Leading Lawyer” (Pensions). Called to the Ontario Bar in 1989.
On August 31, 2018, the Government of Canada indirectly acquired the Trans Mountain Pipeline system and the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP), through Trans Mountain Corp. (a subsidiary of the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV)) from a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (KML) for cash consideration of $4.5 billion.
On June 30, 2017, Stelco Inc. (Stelco), formerly U.S. Steel Canada Inc., emerged from Companies’ Creditors Arrangements Act (CCAA) proceedings through the implementation of a CCAA plan. This involved the compromise of more than $2 billion of debt and the restructuring of approximately $2 billion of pension and benefit obligations.
On March 1, 2016, Moody’s Analytics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Moody’s Corporation, acquired GGY Consulting, a leading provider of advanced actuarial software for the global life insurance industry.
On December 18, 2015, New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer) completed its acquisition of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc. (MCI) from an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners, L.P. for cash consideration of US$455 million, subject to certain purchase price adjustments.
On January 15, 2016, Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) (TSX: MBT) completed the sale of its Allstream division to Zayo Group, LLC (Zayo), a leading provider of communications infrastructure and network-neutral colocation and connectivity, in an all cash transaction for $465 million.
WSP Global Inc., one of the world's leading professional services firms, completed the previously announced acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of the entities comprising the business of Parsons Brinckerhoff Group, the professional services division of Balfour Beatty plc.