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Year called to bar: 2001 (ON)
Andrew is a Vice-Chair of Fasken’s Business Law Department (Ontario) and the Ontario IT representative on the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry group Steering Committee. Andrew's corporate and commercial practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, joint ventures, business partnerships, complex outsourcings and other business transactions, with a particular emphasis on the technology sector and technology related matters. From blue-chip corporations to leading-edge technology companies, Andrew assists a broad range of Canadian and US-based organizations with traditional and online transaction, governance and compliance issues. In addition to buying and selling technology companies, Andrew regularly advises clients on the development, protection and commercialization of technology products and services, including technology acquisition, implementation, outsourcing, licensing, distribution, maintenance, support and hosting. Andrew also assists clients with navigating the legal landscape relating to the Internet, e-commerce, open source software, anti-spam regulation, cloud computing, data protection and cyber security.
On November 3, 2015, G. Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited (Cooper Equipment) completed its previously announced acquisition of SMS Rents, a major Canadian construction equipment rental business. G.C. Andersen Partners, LLC, a New York-based investment bank, acted as exclusive financial advisor to Cooper Equipment and arranged an $80 million senior credit facility to complete the acquisition through its wholly owned broker-dealer, G.C. Andersen Partners Capital, LLC.
Intact Financial Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. from Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition was financed by IFC exclusively with excess capital. The acquisition enhances IFC’s position in Canada by extending its direct-to-consumer operations from coast to coast.