Andrew Burton is a member of the firm’s national Public Private Partnerships and Corporate groups.

Andrew’s PPP/Projects experience includes advising the successful proponent on a number of projects which have reached financial close, including the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail, Ottawa (Confederation Line) Light Rail, Billy Bishop Toronto Airport Pedestrian Tunnel, Quinte Consolidated Courthouse,  Ontario Provincial Police Modernization projects in Ontario,  the Golden Ears Bridge, Kicking Horse Canyon and William R. Bennett Bridge projects in British Columbia and the Calgary Ring Road, Edmonton Ring Road and Alberta Schools II projects in Alberta.

Andrew has advised short-listed proponents on several projects across Canada including the Edmonton Light Rail, Regina Bypass, Waterloo Light Rail, East Rail Maintenance Facility,  Toronto Air Rail Link,  Sheppard Maintenance Facility,  Windsor-Essex Parkway,  Ontario Highway Services Centre,  Durham Courthouse,  Bridgepoint Hospital,  Port Mann Bridge/Highway 1, Surrey Outpatient Facility,  Niagara Health System,  North Bay Regional Health Center,  Disraeli Bridges projects, and has acted for senior lenders on the North Commuter Parkway and Traffic Bridge Project in Saskatoon, the Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Care Tower Project, the Regina Wastewater Project,  Toronto South Detention Centre and Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse.

Andrew has also advised teams bidding on projects in the United States including the LAX Automated People Mover Project and the Colorado Central-70 Project.

Andrew advises on all aspects of PPP transactions including with respect to project agreements, principal subcontracts and finance issues. Andrew is ranked as a leading practitioner by Chambers Global in the area of Projects: PPP & Infrastructure.

Andrew also has extensive experience in general corporate/commercial work including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance transactions and drafting and negotiating a broad range of commercial agreements. In relation to energy sector work, Andrew’s experience includes acting for Yukon Energy in relation to negotiation of a Power Purchase Agreement, advising a private utility company in relation to entry into the electricity market in Ontario, advising the purchaser of an equity interest in Chatham-Kent Energy and acting for a bidder in relation to the purchase of assets of a listed income fund including district energy systems and cogeneration facilities.

Before joining the firm, Andrew practised as a corporate lawyer for a leading law firm in London, England. He is a law graduate of Cambridge University and completed a Master of Laws degree in law and economics at the University of British Columbia. He is qualified to practise law in British Columbia, Ontario, England and Wales.