Andrea Sanche

Partner

Take it from us: Andrea gets things done. A commercial litigator, her practice focuses on investor liability matters, employment law, fraud cases, and complex contractual and commercial disputes. She has considerable experience with interlocutory motions, including jurisdiction motions and obtaining and resisting Mareva and Norwich orders. Andrea has been on her feet in the courtroom since her third day on the job, and she truly loves nothing more. Although she is a tough and resolute advocate, Andrea’s peers most often remark that she is eminently reasonable, fair-minded, and in possession of a wicked sense of humour. At heart, Andrea is an academically minded legal optimist, who is passionate about redressing injustice of all kinds. When she’s not battling it out in the courtroom, you will find her preparing a delicious meal for loved ones, complaining about the Raptors’ offense, and planning her next vacation off the beaten track. Although she loves “betting on the ponies”, she atones through her involvement with various lawyers’ associations and as a dedicated community volunteer. A reformed Winnipegger, Andrea never takes herself too seriously, and is predictably skilled at pushing cars out of ditches, jump-starting car batteries, and identifying the difference between a jambuster and a goldeye. She’s definitely someone you want in your foxhole.

Expertise

  • Injunctions
  • Complex commercial litigation matters
  • Investor liability matters
  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Human rights
  • Jurisdiction and forum disputes
  • Administrative law
  • Share purchase agreement disputes
  • Professional negligence

Representative Cases

  • OrthoArm Incorporated v. GAC International LLC, 2017 ONCA 418 (CanLII¬) – appeal of trial decision
  • Barrs v. Trapeze Capital Corp., 2019 ONSC 67 (CanLII) – appeal of summary judgment motion on basis of estoppel (release) and expiration of limitation period
  • Naggar v. The Student Association at Durham College and UOIT, 2018 ONSC 1247 (CanLII) – respondent on application for judicial review of decision made by student association
  • Elia v. Alizadeh, 2017 ONSC 7002 (CanLII) – summary judgment motion on payment of amounts owing on promissory notes
  • Cache Metals RRSP Inc. et al. v. Salama et al.,2015 ONSC 4566 – motion to set aside Mareva and Norwich Orders
  • Orthoarm Incorporated v GAC International, LLC, 2015 ONSC 5097 – patent infringement trial involving orthodontic devices

Education

  • B.A. (Adv.) (With Distinction), University of Manitoba (2000)
  • J.D., University of Toronto (2004)
  • LL.M. (Honours), McGill University (2012)
  • Litigation Lawyer to Watch, Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada
  • Member, Advocates’ Society 10+ Committee
  • Chair: OBA Civil Litigation Executive (2017-2018)
  • Member: Toronto Bench & Bar Committee, Civil List (2016-2019)
  • Call to Bar: 2005 (Ontario)

CONTACT INFO

416.642.4301

647.260.2230

ASSISTANT
Sharon Slimowitz
416.364.6211 Ext. 264


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