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 U.S. 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.
A regular author and frequent speaker on technology and commercial law topics, Andrew is also a Past Chair of the Ontario Bar Association IT and E-Commerce Section, and a prior member of the OBA Council. Andrew recently completed an extended tenure on the Board of Directors of TechConnex, a leading Canadian technology industry association.
Andrew’s expertise in IT Law is recognized by Chambers Global, Chambers Canada, Lexpert and Best Lawyers, along with other rankings. In 2013 he was named to the list of Lexpert Rising Stars, recognizing the leading lawyers in Canada under 40.