Andrew Little's practice focuses on competition/antitrust, international arbitration, investigations and commercial litigation. He served as General Counsel at Canada's Competition Bureau from 2013-2015, on secondment from the firm to Canada’s Department of Justice. He recently served as the senior litigation counsel at the Tribunal hearing in an investor-state arbitration under chapter 11 of the NAFTA.
Andrew's competition/antitrust law experience ranges from nascent investigations and complaints, to hotly-contested hearings and appeals. While at the Competition Bureau, he served as lead counsel on mergers, misleading advertising and price representations, abuse of dominance and intellectual property matters. He has represented the Commissioner of Competition 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. He also advised on draft enforcement guidelines and on proposed legislative amendments.
During over 25 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 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.