Andrew McCoomb practises commercial and civil litigation with a focus on shareholder and contract disputes, antitrust litigation and intellectual property matters. He acts for companies in the financial services, technology, pharmaceutical, energy and transport sectors, representing both large corporations and start-ups.
He has acted as lead counsel to clients in cases at all levels of court in Ontario, and appears regularly before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He has also represented clients in proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission and the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario.
Mr. McCoomb was employed by our Toronto office as a summer student in 2010 and articled with us in 2011‑2012. During his articles he was seconded to GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
While in law school, Mr. McCoomb was selected to represent Dalhousie at the McKelvey/Sopinka Cup Moot Court Competition, and received the Robert E. Bamford Memorial Award as the graduating student who best combined academic excellence with a commitment to the law school community.
J.D., Dalhousie University, 2011
B.A. (Hons.), Western University, 2008
Mr. McCoomb has recently acted for the following clients:
- Agrium Inc. in its successful, high-profile defence in a proxy contest opposite JANA Partners LLC
- KEYreit in its successful defence against a cease-trade application in respect of KEYreit’s shareholder rights plan brought by Huntingdon Capital Corp brought before the Ontario Securities Commission
- Sharp Corporation and related companies in class actions in Ontario relating to allegations of price-fixing in the liquid crystal display (LCD) market
- An international transportation company in a complex commercial arbitration involving a wide range of issues
- The Canadian Private Copying Collective in obtaining judgment and statutory penalties exceeding $19 million against various corporations and their directors for breaches of the Copyright Act
- Champion Iron Mines Inc. in obtaining court approval of a plan of arrangement
- 360 VOX Corporation in obtaining court approval of a plan of arrangement
Memberships and activities
- Canadian Bar Association
- Ontario Bar Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- The Advocates’ Society
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that communications between corporations and the Competition Bureau should not be protected by settlement privilege..
April 17, 2015
In a recent ruling, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the discoverability principle applies to the limitation period imposed by section 36(4)(a)..
April 10, 2015