Andrew Little delivers exceptional legal knowledge, seasoned strategic advice and skilled advocacy to Canadian, U.S., and other international clients. He focuses on competition/antitrust, international arbitrations and other complex litigation.
Andrew served as General Counsel at Canada's Competition Bureau from 2013 to 2015. His expertise includes all aspects of competition/antitrust, including online marketing and e-commerce platforms, mergers, advertising and price representations, abuse of dominance (monopolization), price maintenance, intellectual property and other matters under the Competition Act and related laws. His clients include parties under investigation, companies seeking compliance advice, merging parties, and complainants to the Competition Bureau. He represented the Commissioner of Competition in successful abuse of dominance proceedings against The Toronto Real Estate Board, which also featured significant privacy and copyright issues.
Andrew has also led major litigation and international arbitration matters, and handled government investigations, for over 25 years. In 2017, he represented the claimant at the hearing of an investor-state arbitration under Chapter 11 of NAFTA.
His experience includes a wide variety of industries, such as retail sales (e-commerce/Internet and in-store), large-scale construction and industrial projects, electricity, manufacturing (Canadian, United States and overseas), retail gasoline, natural gas, petrochemicals, mining, real estate, transportation (rail, air and sea), and international sale of goods, as well as judicial review and corporate and partnership disputes.
Andrew served as law clerk for Madam Justice Claire L'Heureux-Dubé at the Supreme Court of Canada in 1990-91. He studied law at Dalhousie Law School and Balliol College, Oxford. In addition to his law practice, from 2000 to 2007 he taught Corporate Litigation at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary.