A resourceful and client-focused practitioner, Andrew acts for Canadian and international clients on a wide range of tax matters.
Andrew has assisted 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.
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.
Acted for Schlumberger Limited in connection with its $205-million purchase of the XSR Coiled Tubing Services division of Xtreme Drilling and Coil Services Corp.
Shaw Communications Inc.
Acted for Shaw Communications Inc. in connection with its sale of Shaw Media Inc. to Corus Entertainment Inc. for $2.65 billion. Shaw Media is the owner of the Global Television Network and 19 specialty channels including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada and Showcase. Davies acted for Shaw in 2010 on the purchase of these assets from CanWest Global Communications for $2 billion. The proceeds from this sale were used to finance Shaw's acquisition of WIND Mobile for $1.6 billion. Davies acted for WIND Mobile.
Bentall Kennedy (Canada) Limited Partner
Acted for the Bentall Kennedy Group, a premier real estate investment management firm operating in Canada and the United States, in its acquisition by Sun Life Financial Inc. for a purchase price of $560 million.
First Quality Enterprises, Inc.
Acted as Canadian counsel to First Quality Enterprises, Inc., and its affiliates in connection with the acquisition of Fempro I Inc. and related companies.
Viking Air Limited
Acted for Viking Air Limited in connection with its acquisition of the worldwide amphibious aircraft (CL-415 waterbomber) program from Bombardier, including the Type Certificates (manufacturing rights) for all variants of the waterbomber aircraft, and the after-market product support business.
Ironbridge Equity Partners
Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Thermogenics Inc., an industrial manufacturer of coil-tube steam, hot-water boilers and related equipment.
Ironbridge Equity Partners
Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in connection with its investment in Alliance Corporation, a distributor and manufacturer of products and solutions for North American wireless, broadband, broadcast and wireline networks.
Epiq Systems, Inc.
Acted as Canadian counsel for Epiq Systems, Inc., a global leader in the legal services industry, in its acquisition of H&A eDiscovery, a leading Canadian eDiscovery and litigation support firm.
The Sierra-Cedar Group, Inc.
Acted for The Sierra-Cedar Group, Inc., a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, in the sale of its Canadian subsidiary, Sierra Systems Group, Inc., to NTT DATA Services, a Texas-based recognized leader in global technology services.