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Andrew D. Little

Partner

Competition/Antitrust Litigation and Arbitration Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.4808

Andrew Little's practice focuses on competition/antitrust, commercial litigation and international arbitration. From 2013 to 2015 he was seconded to the Department of Justice, serving as General Counsel at Canada's Competition Bureau.

Andrew's competition/antitrust law experience ranges from nascent investigations and complaints, to hotly-contested hearings and appeals, as well as mergers and ongoing compliance advice and opinions. He was lead counsel on the first litigated case on the Bureau's "Made in Canada" guidelines, representing the manufacturer sued by the Commissioner of Competition. Andrew has also represented the Commissioner, both in the Federal Courts and before the Competition Tribunal, including cases against The Toronto Real Estate Board and The Canadian Real Estate Association and on applications to obtain investigatory Orders under the Competition Act.

While at the Competition Bureau, Andrew served as lead counsel on mergers, misleading advertising and price representations, abuse of dominance and intellectual property matters. He also advised on draft enforcement guidelines and on proposed legislative amendments.

During over 20 years as a litigator based in Toronto and Calgary, Andrew has led major litigation and international arbitration matters, and handled government investigations, in a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing and retail sales (in-store and Internet), to large-scale construction projects, energy, petrochemicals, mining and transportation.

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.

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  • Moose International, Inc. in the first litigated case under the Competition Act about the "Made in Canada" Guidelines published by the Competition Bureau
  • Canada's Commissioner of Competition, in abuse of dominance proceedings before the Federal Court of Appeal in 2016, and in trials before the Competition Tribunal in 2015 and 2012, against The Toronto Real Estate Board
  • The investor claimant in an arbitration under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) arising from an investment expropriated by legislation

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  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Andrew Little, recommended Competition and Antitrust

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