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Andrew Borrell

Partner Fasken
The evolution of Class Action Law in Canada is ever-changing as is the creativity of litigants.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1993
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Andrew Borrell is a litigation and dispute resolution Partner in Fasken's Vancouver office. As an internationally-recognized leader in the defence of class actions, he represents defendants in matters in the Superior Courts and Courts of Appeal, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. Andrew also advises defendants who anticipate defending class actions or seek to limit their exposure to class actions.

Expert in class action defence

Named in 2017 as “Class Action Litigator of the Year” by Benchmark Canada, and by Chambers Canada 2016-2017 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defense), Andrew defends claims across a broad range of fields including securities, competition, consumer protection, contract, misrepresentation, medical products, pharmaceuticals, and product liability.

Companies also seek him out for advice on prospectus misrepresentation, corporate reorganization, commercial conduct and various other consumer claims.

Andrew acts for clients including Royal Bank of Canada, Telus Communications, and Microsoft.

  • Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada, 2017 to 2019
  • Class Action, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2009 to 2019
  • Class Action Litigation, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to 2019
Named in Benchmark Litigation Canada Recognized as a "Litigation Star" in Class Action, Commercial Litigation, and Product Liability in British Columbia
2009 to 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Class Action Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2010-2019 for Class Action
2006 to 2019 The Best Lawyers in Canada Class Action Litigation The Best Lawyers™ in Canada 2006-2019 for Class Action Litigation


  • LLB University of Victoria

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Founder and first Chair, Class Action Section, Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) (2000-2003)
  • Class Action; Civil Litigation; and Securities Sections; Canadian Bar Association, (BC Branch)
Class Actions and Arbitration Provisions
Article Multi-Defendant Class Actions in Canada Class Action Defence Quarterly, Vol. 1, No. 3
Pre-Emptive Business and Legal Strategies Class Action Forum, The Conference Board of Canada location location Toronto
8th Annual National Forum on Class Actions Litigation The Canadian Institute  location location Toronto
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