Andrew M. Lanouette

Partner / Ottawa

Andrew Lanouette is a Partner in Cassidy Levy Kent’s Ottawa office and has been recognized by several lawyer-ranking guides as a leading lawyer practicing international trade law.

He has experience in all aspects of anti-dumping and countervailing duty proceedings including judicial reviews. In such trade litigation matters, Mr. Lanouette has appeared before Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, and the Canada Border Services Agency. Mr. Lanouette has appeared before the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission as an associate working in the Washington, DC office. He has also assisted clients with enforcement issues before the Canada Border Services Agency. Mr. Lanouette has worked with clients on export controls and sanctions matters including permit applications and non-compliance reports. He has provided advice and representation on issues relating to international trade treaty compliance and advocacy including under the WTO and NAFTA, customs tariff classification, public procurement, and federal regulatory law.

Mr. Lanouette holds an LL.B. from the University of Ottawa (summa cum laude) where he was the recipient of the Gold Medal for highest academic performance. He also won several other awards for his academic performance and for his service to the law school. Mr. Lanouette mooted extensively while at the University of Ottawa, where he won the Canadian national round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Prior to law school, Mr. Lanouette attended the Arthur Kroeger College at Carleton University where he received a Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management with a specialization in International Studies. He graduated from that program with Highest Honours and received a Senate Medal for his academic achievement.


  • Recognized by Chambers Canada as a “Band 3” lawyer in the field of International Trade
  • Recommended by Who’s Who Legal in the area of Trade & Customs in both their Canada and Global guides
  • Recognized by Lexpert as a “Repeatedly Recommended” practitioner in the area of international trade regulation.
  • Since 2018, recognized by “Best Lawyers” in the field of international trade and finance law.
  • Ranked as a leading individual in international trade by Legal 500

Professional Affiliations

  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association, International Law Section
  • CBA Liaison, American Bar Association Section on International Law
  • Former Executive Member-at-Large, Ontario Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division East
  • Former Vice President, Canadian Council on International Law

Recent Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Best Practices in Safeguarding Confidential Information: Written Filings”, CITT Advisory Committee Workshop (May 11, 2022)
  • Moderator, “Canadian International Law Section Meeting with the Trade Law Bureau of Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  • “NAFTA: What Lies Ahead”, New York State Bar Association International Law Section Seasonal Meeting (2018).
  • Interviewee, “Businesses should consider assistance post-NAFTA”, Law Times (2018)
  • Speaker, ““Handling Procurement Complaints Before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal: Process and Strategies from Recent Cases”, The Commons Institute (October 2014)
  • Speaker, “Export Controls: Update from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Export Controls Division,” CBA International Trade and Investment Committee (January 2013)
  • Speaker, “Force Majeure and the Doctrine of Hardship: Lessons for Public International Law,” Canadian Council on International Law 41st Annual Conference (November 2012)


  • Editorial Board Member, Canadian International Lawyer Journal
  • “Canada and the Ambitious Free Trade Agenda: Free Trade Meets Election Politics”, ABA Section of International Law International Trade Committee Newsletter Volume VIII, No. 1 (February 2015)
  • “Case Comment: The Canadian International Trade Tribunal Makes First Finding Concerning Capital Goods in 20 Years”, ABA Section of International Law International Trade Committee Newsletter Volume VII, No. 1 (October 2013)
  • “Canada: high deference, stark reality” in Müslüm Yilmaz, ed., Domestic Judicial Review of Trade Remedies: Experiences of the Most Active WTO Members (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), with Christopher Kent
  • “2011 Sanctions Review: Observations and how to stay abreast of fast-changing developments,” CBA National International Law Section Newsletter (April 2012)


  • LL.B., summa cum laude, University of Ottawa (University Gold Medal; County of Carleton Law Association Scholarship; George E. Ainslie Memorial Prize; Donald Scarth Thorson Award; Rémi Michel Beaupré Memorial Prize; Osgoode Society Prize for Canadian Legal History; McCarthy Tétrault LLP Second Year Prize; University of Ottawa Merit Scholarship; McCarthy Tétrault LLP First Year Prize; Aird & Berlis LLP Prize; Gordon Blair Prize; University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Entrance Scholarship)
  • P.A.P.M., Highest Honours, Carleton University (Carleton University Senate Medal; Arthur Kroeger College Prince Memorial Book Prize; Carleton University Faculty; TRG Fletcher Scholarship)

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