50 Queen St N, Suite 1020, PO Box 2248, Kitchener, ON
Year called to bar: 1994
Chris Andree is a partner in Gowling WLG's Waterloo Region office and past co-leader of the firm's Employment, Labour & Equalities Group. Possessing over 30 years of knowledge and experience, combined with creativity and a focus on practical solutions, Chris works alongside his clients as a trusted adviser minimizing risks and maximizing opportunities. His clients include multinational organizations and owner-managed businesses active in many sectors of the economy from technology to more traditional manufacturing. Chris represents employers in all aspects of their relationships with their employees, with an emphasis on employment agreements, managing absenteeism, human rights issues, pre-termination advice and strategy, reorganization strategies and workplace dispute resolution (litigation and mediation). He is consistently invited to speak on a variety of topics and is sought out by the media to comment on various legal developments. Chris represents clients before courts and administrative tribunals including the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He has been recognized in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, The Best Lawyers in Canada and the Legal 500 Canada.