Andrea Sanche


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.


  • 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

  • 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
  • Elia et al. v Alizadeh et al., 2015 ONSC 4085 – successfully resisted appeal of motion to dismiss for delay
  • Orthoarm Incorporated v American Orthodontics Corporation, 2015 ONSC 1880 – motion to strike or stay proceeding on the basis of jurisdiction and forum non conviens
  • Leibel v. Leibel, 2014 ONSC 4516 – motion for summary judgment of will challenge on the basis of estoppel by representation
  • Petrook v. Natuzzi Americas, Inc., 2013 ONSC 5855 – successful in resisting motion to stay or strike proceeding on the basis of jurisdiction and forum
  • Long Valley Productions, Inc. v. Exhibition Place, 2012 ONSC 4183 – motion for injunction
  • Cannon v. Funds for Canada Foundation, 2012 ONSC 3009 – certification motion


  • 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)




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