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.
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.
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.
Acted for Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc., in its acquisition (and related bank financing) of Beanfield Technologies Inc., an independent bandwidth infrastructure provider serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling unit markets in Toronto and Montréal over its owned fibre network.
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.
FCF Co. Ltd.
Acting for FCF Co. Ltd. in its US$925-million stalking horse bid for all assets of Clover Leaf Foods and Bumble Bee Foods, North America's largest branded shelf-stable seafood companies, under a sale proceeding conducted under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
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.
Apotex International Inc.
Acted as lead transaction and tax counsel to Apotex Inc. and ApoPharma USA Inc. on the sale of the ApoPharma business, including the global rights to Deferiprone, an iron chelator used to treat iron overload conditions resulting from blood transfusions, to Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A.
Apotex International Inc.
Acted as tax counsel to Apotex International Inc. in the merger of its Australian and New Zealand generic pharmaceutical and over-the-counter operations with Arrow Pharmaceuticals, the Australian operating business of Strides Ltd., creating Australia's largest generic pharmaceutical and private label OTC business, Arrotex Australia Group.
Apotex Holdings Inc.
Acted as tax counsel to Apotex Holdings Inc. in connection with the sale of Accucaps Industries Limited, a developer and manufacturer of over-the-counter pharmaceutical softgels, to Catalent Pharma Solutions.
Acted for McKesson Canada in its acquisition of Well.ca, an online retailer of health, wellness, baby and beauty products.