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Andy Nguyen

Associate Admitted to the Ontario Bar: 2020

Andy enjoys helping clients achieve their goals. He works collaboratively with peers, stakeholders and clients to solve complex problems.

Andy is an associate and member of the firm’s Corporate/Commercial and Privacy & Data Security Groups. His practice includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing as well as regulatory, licensing and intellectual property matters. Andy also advises on privacy and data security matters, including the implementation and structuring of privacy policies, data retention policies and data breach containment. He has specialized expertise serving clients in the technology, health-care and financial sectors.

Before law school, Andy was recognized as one of 100 Canadian leaders under 25 by the Parliament of Canada for his extensive community work involving underprivileged youth throughout the GTA. In this capacity, Andy published policy suggestions for legislation aiming to improve outcomes for at-risk youth. He developed several programs, including local food drives, music workshops and leadership conferences, that continue to operate throughout Toronto. He takes great pride in volunteering his time in community efforts and continues to mentor at-risk youth in underserved communities throughout Toronto. 

Andy summered and articled at Aird & Berlis before joining the firm as an associate.

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Awards & Recognition

  • Queen’s Law Course Prize in Taxation

Selected Speaking Engagements

"Reforming Canadian Data Privacy Laws: Introducing Bill C-11," Aird & Berlis Privacy Webinar, December 2, 2020.

Selected Publications

"Canada Re-enters the International Ring with Bold New Privacy Law Including Significant Fines," co-authored with Paige Backman, Aaron Baer and Donald Johnston, The Spotlight, December 2, 2020.

Smart Devices at Home and Maintaining Confidentiality,” co-authored with Paige Backman, The Spotlight, May 1, 2020.

Insolvency Legislation Reforms to Take Effect November 2019,” co-authored with Ian Aversa, Financial Services Flash, September 19, 2019.

Regulatory Changes to the Mortgage Brokerages, Lenders and Administrators Act, 2006: Increased Brokerage Obligations for Non-Qualified Syndicated Mortgage Transactions,” co-authored with Steven Graff and Jeremy Nemers, Financial Services Flash, August 1, 2018.

OneEleven, a Global Scale-Up Hub, to Double its Toronto Presence,” StartupSource, July 17, 2018.

“New Conditions for IP Related Crimes in Vietnam,” co-authored with Tran Manh Hung and Do Tran Thanh, Managing Intellectual Property, August 16, 2017.


Insights TheSpotlight May 01, 2020 Smart Devices at Home and Maintaining Confidentiality Are Your Smart Devices Listening to Your Confidential Discussions? How to Secure Your Devices and Protect Your Data


  • JD, Queen’s University, 2019
  • B.Sc. Candidate (Dean’s Honour List), McMaster University, 2016