Andrew Frei

Contact

416-601-6838

Email afrei@dalelessmann.com

Ausbildung

  • Studium der Rechtswissenschaften (LL.B.) an der University of Western Ontario, London
  • B.A. University of Western Ontario, London

Schwerpunkte

Andrew verfügt über mehr als 25 Jahre Erfahrung im Bereich des Handels- und Gesellschaftsrechts. Er ist fortlaufend in Verhandlungen von Verträgen für Akquisitionen und Finanzierungsvereinbarungen eingebunden und fertig Enwürfe dafür. Zudem betreut er Transaktionen sowie Gesellschaftsstrukturen von der Entstehung der Idee bis hin zum abgeschlossenen Geschäft. Andrew erteilt fundierten und praxisnahen Rechtsrat auf dem Gebiet des Gesellschafts- und Vertragsrechts und findet Lösungen in Handelsstreitigkeiten. Darüber hinaus praktiziert er auf dem Gebiet des Markenrechts. Er berät kanadische sowie ausländische Unternehmen, wobei die Transaktionen häufig einen internationalen Bezug aufweisen. Zuvor agierte Andrew als Unternehmensjurist für große, multinationale kanadische Unternehmen (Canadian Pacific und Labatt's) und war als Jurist in Toronto, London (Ontario), Montreal und Rotterdam tätig. Er spricht fließend Niederländisch und hat Kenntnisse in der deutschen und französischen Sprache.  

Ehrenamtliche Tätigkeiten

  • Mitglied des Beaver Valley Ski Clubs
  • Mitglied der Canada Netherlands Business and Professional Association

Mitgliedschaften in beruflichen Verbänden und Auszeichnungen

  • Zulassung Ontario Bar (Law Society of Upper Canada)
  • Mitglied der International Bar Association (Verantwortlicher für den Ausschuss für Unternehmen mit einem eingeschränkten Gesellschafterkreis und für wachsende Unternehmen)
  • Mitglied der Dutch Business Lawyers Abroad 
  • Mitglied der Canadian Bar Association
  • Mitglied von Legal Counsel International
  • Mitglied des Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
  • Mitglied der Toronto Intellectual Property Group 

Aktuelle Vorträge und Publikationen

in englischer Sprache:

  • The ‘Dieselgate’ Crisis: Actions and Reactions From Around the World to the Volkswagen Emissions Control Case – Co-Chair, panel of the Corporate Law Section of the International Bar Association at its Annual Conference 2017 – Sydney, Australia – October 9, 2017
  • Resilient Cities - Public Projects in Canada: Points of Interest – Presentation to the Netherlands Economic Mission to Canada, Toronto - October 3, 2017
  • Sue Everyone in Sight – Productaansprakelijkheid in Canada (Product Liability in Canada); Article in Dutch published in Globe Magazine voor Internationaal Ondernemen, a periodical magazine published by the EvoFenedex trade organization of the Netherlands – July/August 2017
  • David vs Goliath: How Small Entrepreneurs can be Successful in Negotiations with Multinational Corporations – Co-Chair, panel of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee of the International Bar Association at its Annual Conference 2016 – Washington, DC (USA) – September 2016
  • Nederlandse Tuinders in Canada: Inleiding tot Zakendoen (Dutch Horticulture Suppliers to Canada: Introduction to Doing Business) – Presentation in Dutch to the Netherlands Horticulture Trade Mission to Canada – July 2016
  • Kantelpunt: Merkenrecht in Canada (Tipping Point: Trademark Law in Canada) – Presentation in Dutch to the Legal Experience foreign study visit to Canada of the Utrecht University (Netherlands) Law Students Association – April 2016
  • Bite the Bullet or Bail – Issues Facing Closely Held Businesses in Financial Distress – Co-Chair, joint panel of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the Insolvency Committee of the International Bar Association at its Annual Conference 2015 – Vienna, Austria – October 2015
  • Tips – Zakendoen in Canada (Tips on Doing Business in Canada) – Presentation in Dutch to the Netherlands Trade Mission to Canada on the occasion of the State Visit of the Dutch King and Queen – May 28, 2015.
  • The Dutch Entrepreneurial Spirit at Work in Canada – Reflections on the Last 20 years – Speaker at the Canadian Netherlands Business and Professional Association Entrepreneurs Night, Toronto, Canada - March 2015.
  • Entrepreneurial Environment: Finding and Using Innovation Clusters to Build Start-Ups – Speaker, joint panel of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the Young Lawyers Committee of the International Bar Association at its Annual Conference 2014 – Tokyo, Japan – October 2014.
  • Why Didn’t They Tell Me That? – Co-chair, International Bar Association Annual Conference joint committee panel of life sciences entrepreneurs; Boston, Massachusetts - October 2013
  • Canada – Land of Opportunity – Presentation at Legal Counsel International symposium on Doing Business Abroad; Madrid, Spain - May 2013
  • “Doing Business in Canada – Tips and Traps” – Presentation to the Netherlands Trade Mission at the Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo; Toronto, Canada - November 2012.
  • “Get Your IP House in Order – The What, Why and How – Advising Entrepreneurs and Closely Held Businesses in Setting Up an IP Strategy”, Speaker on Closely Held and Growing Businesses Enterprises Committee Panel at the International Bar Association Annual Conference 2012 – Dublin, Ireland – October 2012.
  • Opstarten van een Business in Canada – Belangrijke Tips (Starting a Business in Canada – Important Tips), presentation at the 2012 Canada Challenge Day event of AgentschapNL, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation; Scheveningen, The Netherlands – May 2012
  • International Assignment of Employees: Issues and Challenges (co-chair, International Bar Association Annual Conference joint panel of the Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee and the Employment Committee, Dubai), October 2011
  • Liability.  Don’t be Scared.  Be Prepared! (co-presenter at the 2011 Canada-US Challenge Day event of AgentschapNL, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs; Nootdorp, The Netherlands), February 2011
  • Legal and Financial Issues to Consider When Structuring a PPP Project in Canada (panelist at Canadian Embassy seminar in Madrid, Spain on Public-Private Partnerships), November 2010
  • Curse or Cure: Recent Variations in Treatment of Foreign Investment (co-chair of foreign investment panel at the International Bar Association Annual Conference, Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, Vancouver, Canada), October 2010
  • Winning Strategies in Managing Corporate Registrations (Insight - 9th Annual Securities & Business Law Forum, Toronto) (co-author), January 2010
  • Successfully Reviewing and Administering Standard-Form Agreements (Insight 8th Annual Securities and Business Law Forum, Toronto), January 2009