Andrew Fleming has extensive experience in business law, including company, securities and banking law, and regulatory requirements relating to corporate transactions, financings and mergers and acquisitions. He has participated in all aspects of company law, including advising on general corporate matters relating to governance and structure and assisting in major corporate reorganizations by way of arrangements or amalgamations. He has also participated in all aspects of securities law including public financings (acting for issuers, underwriters and purchasers) in Canada, the United States and Europe, private placements, including project financings, and merger and acquisitions work related primarily to public take-over bids.
Mr. Fleming has acted as counsel to both financial institutions and borrowers in project financings for the telecommunications industry, industrial undertakings and natural resource projects. He has also assisted corporations in structuring their regular borrowing activities and is familiar with the corporate, securities and banking law implications of such transactions.
Mr. Fleming has served on numerous industry and government committees dealing with securities and corporate law matters in Canada. He is a past member of the Continuous Disclosure Reform Committee of the Quebec Securities Commission, the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission, the Committee on Corporate Disclosure of the Toronto Stock Exchange, the Consultative Committee of Securities Law Practitioners to the Quebec Securities Commission and the Continuous Disclosure Advisory Committee of the Ontario Securities Commission. His practice also includes arbitration of commercial matters under the auspices of the ICC Court of Arbitration.
From 1999 to 2006, he was a member of our executive committee. In August 1999 he relocated from London, UK, where he was managing partner, to Toronto as managing partner, then co-managing partner, of our Toronto office, a position he held until 2003. As of November 2012, he again became managing partner of that office. He is also currently Canadian head of our financial institutions practice.