Andrew Ellis

Partner

Andrew Ellis

Andrew Ellis

Partner

Expertise
Bar Admissions
  • Ontario, 2013

A resourceful and client-focused practitioner, Andrew acts for Canadian and international clients on a wide range of tax matters.

Andrew advises clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate finance, partnerships, and trusts and estates. He has offered guidance on disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial taxation authorities. Andrew has worked with clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications, real estate, airlines, resources and mining.

Andrew teaches the tax component of the Advanced Business Law Workshop on mergers and acquisitions at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Andrew Ellis

Partner

A resourceful and client-focused practitioner, Andrew acts for Canadian and international clients on a wide range of tax matters.

Andrew advises clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate finance, partnerships, and trusts and estates. He has offered guidance on disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial taxation authorities. Andrew has worked with clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications, real estate, airlines, resources and mining.

Andrew teaches the tax component of the Advanced Business Law Workshop on mergers and acquisitions at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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OMERS Capital Markets

Acted for OMERS Capital Markets in its US$500-million acquisition of 30% of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.'s royalty interest from Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. on the future sales of Crysvitar (burosumab) in the United States and Canada.

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Tegus

Acted for Tegus, a leading research platform for investors, with its acquisition of Canalyst, a provider of data and analytics on listed companies.

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Shaw Communications Inc.

Acting for Shaw Communications Inc. in the acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc. of all of Shaw's issued and outstanding Class A and Class B shares in a transaction valued at approximately $26 billion, including debt, representing a significant premium for Shaw's shareholders.

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Generac Holdings Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Generac Holdings Inc., a leading energy technology company, in its US$770-million acquisition of ecobee Inc., a leader in sustainable smart home solutions.

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Hydrostor Inc.

Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$250-million preferred equity financing commitment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management - one of the largest investments in the emerging long-duration energy storage sector.

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AutoCanada Inc.

Acted for AutoCanada Inc. in its C$100-million substantial issuer bid by “modified Dutch auction” pursuant to which AutoCanada repurchased C$32.5 million of its common shares.

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Nova Metrix LLC

Acted for Nova Metrix LLC in the sale of its subsidiary, FISO Technologies Inc., to Resonetics LLC, a portfolio company of GTCR.

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SEMAFO Inc.

Acted as counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in its US$2.1-billion business combination with Endeavour Mining Corporation by way of plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).

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McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

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Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.

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Canada’s Fall Economic Statement: Tax Highlights

Dec. 01, 2020 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, has released the Liberal Party’s first economic statement (Fall Economic Statement) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A record deficit of over $381 billion is projected for 2020-2021. This...

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2018 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Feb. 27, 2018 - As anticipated, today’s federal budget (Budget 2018) focuses on a few targeted areas, including the taxation of passive investments made by private corporations, and does not contain any measures in response to the enactment of tax reform in the United States or relating to the OECD BEPS...

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Tax Law

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2013

Education
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Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, In-Depth Tax Course
University of Western Ontario, JD, 2012
University of Toronto, BA, 2007

Teaching Engagements
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Andrew is a lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching the tax component of the Advanced Business Law Workshop on mergers and acquisitions.

A resourceful and client-focused practitioner, Andrew acts for Canadian and international clients on a wide range of tax matters.

Andrew advises clients on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, corporate finance, partnerships, and trusts and estates. He has offered guidance on disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial taxation authorities. Andrew has worked with clients in various industries, including pharmaceuticals, technology, telecommunications, real estate, airlines, resources and mining.

Andrew teaches the tax component of the Advanced Business Law Workshop on mergers and acquisitions at Osgoode Hall Law School.

OMERS Capital Markets

Acted for OMERS Capital Markets in its US$500-million acquisition of 30% of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.'s royalty interest from Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. on the future sales of Crysvitar (burosumab) in the United States and Canada.

Tegus

Acted for Tegus, a leading research platform for investors, with its acquisition of Canalyst, a provider of data and analytics on listed companies.

Shaw Communications Inc.

Acting for Shaw Communications Inc. in the acquisition by Rogers Communications Inc. of all of Shaw's issued and outstanding Class A and Class B shares in a transaction valued at approximately $26 billion, including debt, representing a significant premium for Shaw's shareholders.

Generac Holdings Inc.

Acted as Canadian counsel to Generac Holdings Inc., a leading energy technology company, in its US$770-million acquisition of ecobee Inc., a leader in sustainable smart home solutions.

Hydrostor Inc.

Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$250-million preferred equity financing commitment from Goldman Sachs Asset Management - one of the largest investments in the emerging long-duration energy storage sector.

AutoCanada Inc.

Acted for AutoCanada Inc. in its C$100-million substantial issuer bid by “modified Dutch auction” pursuant to which AutoCanada repurchased C$32.5 million of its common shares.

Nova Metrix LLC

Acted for Nova Metrix LLC in the sale of its subsidiary, FISO Technologies Inc., to Resonetics LLC, a portfolio company of GTCR.

SEMAFO Inc.

Acted as counsel to SEMAFO Inc. in its US$2.1-billion business combination with Endeavour Mining Corporation by way of plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Québec).

McKesson Corporation

Acted for McKesson Corporation, a leading international healthcare services and information technology company, in connection with its $3-billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus, which operate approximately 470 pharmacies in Canada, from Katz Group, one of Canada's largest privately owned enterprises.

Toromont Industries Ltd.

Acted for Toromont Industries Ltd. in its acquisition of Hewitt Equipment in a $1-billion transaction that expands Toromont's Caterpillar dealership into Québec, Western Labrador and the Maritimes, and strengthens its expertise in the mining, construction, power systems and forestry sectors.

Bulletin

Canada’s Fall Economic Statement: Tax Highlights

Dec. 01, 2020 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, has released the Liberal Party’s first economic statement (Fall Economic Statement) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A record deficit of over $381 billion is projected for 2020-2021. This...

Bulletin

2018 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Feb. 27, 2018 - As anticipated, today’s federal budget (Budget 2018) focuses on a few targeted areas, including the taxation of passive investments made by private corporations, and does not contain any measures in response to the enactment of tax reform in the United States or relating to the OECD BEPS...

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Tax Law

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2013

Education

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, In-Depth Tax Course
University of Western Ontario, JD, 2012
University of Toronto, BA, 2007

Teaching Engagements

Andrew is a lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School, teaching the tax component of the Advanced Business Law Workshop on mergers and acquisitions.