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Andrew Borrell, Partner

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
*Law Corporation


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 2016-2020 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence), 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.


Client Work

  • Intact Insurance Company et al. was successful at a common issues trial relating to business interruption insurance arising from the COVID-19 pandemic,
  • Royal Mutual Funds responds to class action relating to enhanced compensation that was paid to a category of RBC financial advisors for a period of time,
  • Representing Allergan in class actions and mass tort individual lawsuits relating to breast implants, Ongoing since January 2020
  • TELUS Communications Inc. v. Wellman, 2019 SCC 19,
  • Proposed paint delamination class actions discontinued,

Career & Education


  • 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

Speaking Engagements

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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