Andy Chan is Chair of the International Business Group, and was previous Managing Partner of two of the firm’s national offices. Andy’s high-end advisory practice focuses on the most sensitive of client needs ranging across all areas of business and law. His specialized national and global cross-border practice includes providing counsel to clients on all corporate legal matters, strategic acquisitions, related investment structures and contested corporate transactions.

Andy is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding contributions to Canada. He was also named Leading Canadian Corporate Lawyer to Watch by Lexpert magazine in its Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada, and he is a past winner of the Lexpert Rising Star Award. He is recognized as a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent® Rated Lawyer, Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate Law and is regularly listed in The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as a repeatedly recommended lawyer in the area of Corporate Commercial Law. Andy also received the FACL Lawyer of Distinction Award for significant accomplishments in the law and for service to the legal profession, areas of social justice and the community.

Andy was appointed by the government as one of a select number of legal experts to the Business Law Modernization and Burden Reduction Council to advise the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ministry of Finance with respect to all aspects of corporate and commercial legislative reform, including Emergency Order O. Reg. 107/20 in relation to the COVID-19 outbreak, elimination of director residency requirements and implementing written majority shareholder governance.

Andy’s industry experience includes the provision of strategic business advice in a variety of sectors, including manufacturing, logistics, real estate development, technology, healthcare, insurance and natural resources. He has counselled public and private multinational organizations, corporate and commercial enterprises as well as individual clients in North America, Europe, and Asia conducting, analyzing or implementing their options in the global markets, and domestically.

Andy is also active in the area of government relations, wherein he advises on strategic, public policy and compliance issues relating to all levels of government, including the development of business inbound structures coupled with corporate, immigration and related strategies utilizing applicable federal or provincial incentive programs.

With over 20 years of practice experience, including at a “Magic Circle” English law firm, and then practicing for several years as a commercial litigator, Andy is able to leverage his knowledge of adversarial processes and international and domestic markets to accurately anticipate and respond to the most complex of circumstances, especially contentious and high stakes shareholder and commercial disputes. In addition, Andy’s experience before all levels of Courts in Ontario, as well as numerous federal and provincial tribunals, including the Competition Tribunal, allows him to assist clients creatively navigate a variety of strategic challenges in harmony with their overall business objectives.

Andy is licensed to practice law in Ontario and British Columbia.