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Andrea Brewer

Partner

Andrea  Brewer

Toronto

T:+1 416.216.1917

Andrea Brewer’s practice covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law, with a special emphasis on public mergers and acquisitions and securities law. She advises Canadian issuers and assists clients with financing, corporate governance and ongoing regulatory compliance mandates. She also regularly advises directors, management and shareholders in the context of complex shareholder relations and negotiations and contested shareholder meetings across all industry sectors. Ms. Brewer is a member of the firm’s special situations team, which encompasses Canada’s leading shareholder activist and defence mandates and complex reorganization transactions.

Ms. Brewer was a summer student in the Toronto office in 2005 and an articling student with us in 2006-2007. During her articles and again in 2010, she was seconded to Royal Bank of Canada’s mergers and acquisitions group and public company and corporate services group.

Ms. Brewer is a member of our student committee and has also successfully co-chaired our annual United Way Campaign for a number of years.

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  • Education

    LL.B., University of New Brunswick, 2006
    B.A.(Hons.), University of New Brunswick, 2003
    B.Sc.(Hons.), University of New Brunswick, 2003

  • Representative experience

    Ms. Brewer has recently acted for the following clients:

    • InnVest Real Estate Investment Trust in connection with its $110 million underwritten prospectus offering and concurrent private placement and its $48.3 million underwritten offering under its $500 million base shelf prospectus
    • Orange Capital, LLC in connection with a number of Canadian activist mandates
    • Polar Securities Inc. in connection with its activities in respect of Silver Bullion Trust and Central Gold Trust
    • K2 & Associates Investment Management Inc. in a shareholder dispute with Klondex Mines Ltd.
    • Kingsway Financial Services Inc. in advising the Company in connection with its recapitalization
    • The special committee of CanWest Global Communications Corp. in relation to its restructuring
    • Mobilicity Wireless in advising the special committee on wide-ranging issues
    • Andlauer Management Group Inc. in connection with its cash insider bid for ATS Andlauer Income Fund
    • International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, in connection with multiple investments in various public entities
    • The special committee of the board of directors of Roxgold Inc. in connection with its contested shareholder meeting and subsequent settlement

  • Admissions
    • Ontario 2007
  • Memberships and activities

    • Canadian Bar Association
    • Law Society of Upper Canada
    • Ontario Bar Association
    • Women in Capital Markets
    • Verity Club, Toronto