Andraya is Chair of Osler’s National Franchise and Distribution Practice Group, one of the most frequently recommended law firms for franchise law in Canada and an elected member of the Firm’s Partnership Board.
She is also Co-Lead of Osler’s Retail Practice Group and Co-Founder of Osler Dash, a platform that automates the franchise disclosure and contracting process. She practices commercial law with an emphasis on retail, franchising, consumer protection, supply chain, distribution, and e-commerce law. With over 25 years of experience, Andraya is a trusted advisor to Canadian and International franchisors, retailers and consumer-facing businesses of all sizes operating in a broad range of industries, including quick service restaurants, consumer goods, financial services, consumer and commercial lending and leasing, food and grocery, pharmacy, oil and gasoline, automotive, car rental, real estate and hospitality. She counsels franchisors on structuring international and domestic franchise transactions and preparing “best in class” franchise agreements and franchise disclosure documents for use in Canada’s increasingly complex franchise regulatory environment. Andraya has developed particular expertise on advising foreign franchisors and retailers expanding their operations to Canada. She helps them maneuver through significant judicial, statutory and cultural differences between their home states and Canada to help ensure a smooth and successful entry into the Canadian market. She also regularly advises franchisors, retailers and on-line businesses on Canadian marketing, distribution and trade practice law, including privacy, anti-spam, consumer protection, consumer lending and leasing, Internet sales, advertising, and telemarketing.
Andraya is routinely recognized by numerous industry publications including Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, in Franchising (Band 1) and Retail where one participant was quoted as stating, "She is off the scale effective at communication, and it almost goes without saying that she is a subject matter expert." Further she is recognized by Lexpert, Best Lawyers and The Franchise times in Franchise.