Rising Stars

Tax in Canada

Felesky Flynn LLP

Established over 40 years ago, well-known boutique Felesky Flynn LLP has grown into one of the largest dedicated tax firms in Canada. Particularly recognized for its specialist skill set in resource taxation — where it can leverage its two platforms in Alberta to support energy clients — it also stands out for its record in ‘butterfly’ spin-off transactions. Calgary-based partners Craig M. McDougall and Anthony Strawson co-head the national group together with Edmonton’s K. John Fuller; all handle a mix of tax planning and tax litigation, among other matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Craig M. McDougall; Anthony Strawson; K. John Fuller

Principaux clients


Alaris Equity Partners Income Trust

Perpetual Energy

Trimac Holdings

Baytex Energy Corp

Parex Resources

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Alaris Equity Partners in an intervention on a Supreme Court of Canada matter that potentially creates uncertainty for countless other taxpayers.
  • Advised Perpetual Energy on the tax aspects of the spin-out of Rubellite Energy and related equity raise.

Counter Tax Litigators LLP

Primarily active on behalf of private companies and high-net-worth individuals, Counter Tax Litigators LLP focuses exclusively on tax litigation, voluntary disclosure matters and tax relief issues. Highly regarded for its efficient technology-driven offering, the three-partner group routinely publishes its performance statistics, which show impressively high case win rates (87% at last count). Founding partner Peter Aprile brings to the table 17 years of tax litigation expertise, including experience gained as lead counsel in over 150 tax disputes. The Toronto-based team also draws on fellow tax litigators Natalie Worsfold and James Roberts.

Responsables de la pratique:

Peter Aprile

Autres avocats clés:

Natalie Worsfold; James Roberts; Jennifer Mak

Les références

‘Outstanding team that listens first, ask questions second, researches options and then speaks. A breath of fresh air from other firms.’

‘It is at the top of its field. Lawyers have the authority to act and communicate, while other firms wait for a partner. At Counter Tax, all lawyers understand the client not just one person.’

‘The lawyer and assistant who handles my case are patient in explaining the details. They are always responsive and very easy to talk to. The firm also brings in additional staff specializing in different stages of the audit process. The senior partner is also involved in key stages as needed.’

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

The tax department at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP demonstrates strength in M&A tax planning work, cross-border tax controversy and transfer pricing matters. Paul Stepak heads up the national group; domestic and cross-border income tax planning, capital markets transactions and the taxation of mutual funds are amongst his specialities. Mark Tonkovich directs the tax litigation and controversy group and is well-versed in representing clients in proceedings against the Canada Revenue Agency. Transfer pricing lead Jeffrey Shafer assists clients with complex advance pricing arrangements. Zvi Halpern-Shavim has focused his practice on indirect tax matters, while Andrew Spiro majors on tax matters involving REITs and other real estate investment vehicles. Dan Jankovic in Calgary also brings tax litigation expertise. While senior counsel Jeffrey Trossman recently retired, the practice was strengthened with four new arrivals. Advisory tax partner Christopher Sheridan and litigator Sameer Nurmohamed joined the firm in June and July 2022, respectively. They were joined by indirect tax specialist Elena Balkos in October 2022 and Lara Friedlander in January 2023. Unless noted, all lawyers mentioned work in the Toronto office.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Stepak; Mark Tonkovich; Jeffrey Shafer

Principaux clients

Magnet Forensics

Royal Bank of Canada

Sycamore Partners Management

Pacific Woodtech

Galaxy Digital Holdings

Suncor Energy

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan

Audax Private Equity

Pembina Pipeline Corporation

Imperial Oil

Redpath Sugar

Strathcona Resources

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Royal Bank of Canada on its C$13.5bn acquisition of HSBC Canada.
  • Advised Pembina Pipeline Corporation on its $11.4bn joint venture with KKR & Co. to merge their western Canadian natural gas processing assets.
  • Represented Redpath Sugar in transfer pricing litigation involving cross-border financing transactions before the Tax Court of Canada.

Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP

The almost 50-strong tax group at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP fields lawyers in both Toronto and Montreal and is praised by one client as being ‘efficient, fast and always available with the right answers’. The team advises on the tax elements of Canadian and cross-border business transactions and demonstrates strength in litigation. The practice is co-led by Toronto-based contentious and non-contentious practitioner Elie Roth, billed by one client as being ‘in a league of his own’. Additional key partners in Toronto include tax advisors Ian CrosbieChristopher Anderson and Julie Colden; associate Darren Joblonkay is also noted. Over in Montreal, Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt takes charge of the group. Other names to note in Montreal include specialized litigator Guy Du Pont, veteran international tax planning advisor Brian Bloom and younger partner Anne-Sophie Villeneuve, lauded as a ‘very professional, competent lawyer who is very clear in her explanations and very rigorous’. Nathalie Goyette was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Appeal in October 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Elie Roth; Marie-Emmanuelle Vaillancourt

Autres avocats clés:

Anne-Sophie Villeneuve; Guy Du Pont; Julie Colden; Darren Joblonkay; Brian Bloom

Les références

‘Excellent teamwork; they provide good transparency on what is driving the billings.’

‘The Davies tax team is easily the best tax group in the country. They work efficiently, fast and are always available with the right answers.’

‘Solid teamwork. Each of the lawyers took the time necessary to understand the complex facts of the file.’

Principaux clients


Barrick Gold




Shaw Communications


Alimentation Couche-Tard

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

National Money Mart


FCMI Financial


Nemaska Lithium

Google LLC

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted for Agnico Eagle Mines in its joint topping bid with Pan American Silver for the acquisition of Yamana Gold.
  • Acted as lead transaction and tax counsel to Apotex Pharmaceutical Holdings in its sale to SK Capital Partners.
  • Acted as tax counsel to Foodtastic in its C$74.4m acquisition of Freshii.

McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault‘s ‘top-shelf’ tax team is routinely retained as tax counsel in high-profile transactions and is frequently instructed by financial institutions, REITs, private equity funds and pension funds. Litigation is an additional area of expertise. Toronto-based practice co-head Raj Juneja handles both corporate tax planning and contentious matters. Brett Anderson also co-leads from the Calgary office and specializes in public reorganizations, M&A and international tax matters. In Toronto, Stephanie Dewey, Patrick McCay and Stefanie Morand are noted for their tax planning expertise, while Jeff Oldewening is praised for his ‘truly outstanding technical knowledge’. May 2022 saw the arrivals of Simon Douville and Dominic Bédard-Lapointe; Leonard Nesbitt and Michael Dolson also joined the group in March and June 2023, respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Raj Juneja; Brett Anderson

Les références

‘Outstanding global view. Top-shelf practitioners. By far the best tax firm in Canada.’

‘Raj Juneja is one of the preeminent tax practitioners on the global stage. A giant among Canadian tax advisors. Very practical and creative.’

‘Jeff Oldewening is a market leader. His technical knowledge is second to none. A world renowned expert in butterfly transactions – truly outstanding.’

Principaux clients

Bell Media/BCE

Cameco Corporation

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC)

Cascade Investment

Cenovus Energy



Innergex Renewable Energy

Lithium Americas

Rio Tinto

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers

Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

Summit Industrial Income REIT

Toronto Dominion Bank (TD Bank)

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP‘s tax group handles both tax advisory and tax disputes. The team offers transactional support, represents clients in litigation and assists with the development of strategies for audits and assessments. The practice is co-directed by the Toronto-based Patrick Marley, who focuses on international tax planning, and Calgary-based tax all-rounder Edward Rowe. Additional key contacts in Toronto include star litigator Al Meghji; Firoz Ahmed, who handles the tax aspects of M&A, corporate reorganizations, debt restructurings, partnership arrangements and international tax matters; Drew Morier, who majors on international taxation; and Amanda Heale, whose expertise covers tax litigation and transfer pricing. Kim Maguire joined the firm in July 2022 from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

Responsables de la pratique:

Patrick Marley; Edward Rowe

Autres avocats clés:

Firoz Ahmed; Drew Morier; Amanda Heale

Principaux clients


Royal Bank of Canada

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Bank of Montreal

The Bank of Nova Scotia

TD Bank

National Bank of Canada

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

TELUS Communications

IBM Canada

The Stars Group

ConocoPhillips Canada Resources




Kinross Gold

Canadian Tire

Loblaw Companies

Cenovus Energy

Canadian Natural Resources


Athabasca Oil


Wheaton Precious Metals

EQP POSCO Global No. 1 Natural Resources


M3-Brigade Acquisition III

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, LLC

Partners Value Investments

Bennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP‘s practice offers tax planning advice, as well as transactional and tax controversy support. Non-contentious strengths include advising on tax aspects of M&A, divestitures and other business ventures, while on the contentious side, the group regularly represent clients in negotiations with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities, and in tax appeals. The practice is co-led by Toronto-based contentious and non-contentious practitioner Thomas Bauer, and Calgary-based tax planning specialist Anu Nijhawan. Alongside them, on the contentious side, tax litigation head Edwin Kroft KC works from both the Vancouver and Toronto offices; Calgary-based Jehad Haymour completes the leadership team. Also in Calgary, partner Darcy Moch is noted for his international tax planning expertise.

Responsables de la pratique:

Thomas Bauer; Anu Nijhawan; Ed Kroft KC; Jehad Haymour

Autres avocats clés:

Darcy Moch

Principaux clients

ATCO Power / Canadian Utilities

BP Canada Energy Group

Canadian Pacific Railway

Cando Rail & Terminals

Cantor Fitzgerald

CapVest Partners

Cenovus Energy

Cresco Labs, LLC

Decarbonization Plus Acquisition Corporation IV

Devon Canada Corporation


ExxonMobil Canada Resources

Equitable Bank

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment

Heritage Resources Limited Partnership

Lee Equity Partners, LLC

Lineage Logistics Holding

North West Refining

Osisko Gold Royalties

Riverstone Holdings LLC

Secure Energy Services

Stone Canyon Industries / Kissner Group

The Denver Broncos NFL Franchise

Third Eye Capital

Total Energy Services

TriWest Capital Partners

Vale Canada

Waste Connections

Zekelman Industries


CHR Investments

EXC Holdings

Grand Bow Petroleum

Mark Anthony Group

RBC Canada Trading

Schlumberger Canada

Taste of Asia Group

Yong Gang Yang

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as Canadian tax and corporate counsel to the Bowlen family in connection with their ownership of a majority stake in the Denver Broncos NFL franchise, stemming from the initial acquisition in 1984.
  • Acted as Canadian counsel to Cresco Labs in its $2bn acquisition of Columbia Care, making Cresco the second-largest cannabis producer and retailer in the US at the time of the transaction.
  • Advised Lineage Logistics Holdings, an international refrigerated warehousing and storage company, on its acquisition of VersaCold Logistics Services.

Stikeman Elliott LLP

The group at Stikeman Elliott LLP offers domestic and international tax advice, tax planning and tax controversy support. Core areas of expertise include tax aspects of M&A, private and public debt and equity financings, reorganizations, restructurings and compliance settlements, as well as transfer pricing, litigation and insurance taxation mandates. The practice is jointly led by a trio of experienced partners. Toronto-based John Lorito‘s practice is focused on transactional tax matters, while Calgary-based Julie D’Avignon majors on resource and energy taxation mandates; Montreal-based Frank Mathieu is concerned with the tax implications of cross-border M&A. Transactional practitioner Dean Kraus is an additional key contact. The practice was strengthened by the arrival of partner John Lennard, previously at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, in June 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

John Lorito; Frank Mathieu; Julie D’Avignon

Autres avocats clés:

Dean Kraus

Principaux clients

Seven Generations Energy

Canadian Power Holdings

Squared Capital Advisors


A. O. Smith

Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition

Westmount Square Trust

Telesat Corporation

Investment Management Corporation of Ontario

FFL Partners


The tax practice at Torys is regularly instructed by private equity funds, corporations, pension funds and banks for its support on transactional tax matters including M&A and capital markets mandates, many of which feature a cross-border component. At the helm of the department, Jerald Wortsman specializes in domestic and international corporate tax planning work. ‘Senior statesman’ and transactional specialist Corrado Cardarelli is lauded by one client as ‘humble, practical and responsive’, while the ‘very technically skilled’ Gwen Watson places emphasis on M&A and corporate reorganizations. In Calgary, Craig Maurice majors on energy and natural resources tax matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jerald Wortsman

Autres avocats clés:

Corrado Cardarelli; Gwen Watson; Craig Maurice

Les références

‘Torys has a great team. The lawyers demonstrate across the board knowledge.’

‘Corrado Cardarelli is highly experienced – a senior statesman. He is humble, practical and responsive.’

‘Gwen Watson is very technically skilled and practical – she helps bring order to complex issues.’

Principaux clients


Kohlberg Kravis Roberts

Toronto-Dominion Bank, Bank of Montreal, iA Financial

Sunwing Vacations


BMO Financial

Champion Petfoods


Fairstone Financial

TD Securities

Gallatin Point Capital

IMEA Canada


Axium Infrastructure

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Sunwing on its sale to WestJet Group.
  • Advised 123Dentist, a portfolio company of Peloton Capital Management, on its merger with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group.
  • Advised Champion Petfoods on its sale to Mars Petcare.

Aird & Berlis LLP

The 32-strong team at Aird & Berlis LLP is regularly instructed by large multinational enterprises for its expertise in cross-border tax matters. Practice co-head Angelo Gentile‘s expertise includes litigation, GST, HST and land-transfer tax matters; Marni Pernica co-leads alongside him. Former practice head Francesco Gucciardo remains active on advisory tax matters, while senior tax partner Jack Bernstein is noted for his work in international tax planning, M&A, corporate restructuring, reorganizations and financings; young partner Jacob Brown is an additional key contact. The practice was recently strengthened by the arrivals of partners Michael Selchen and Manjit Singh in July and September 2022, respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Angelo Gentile; Marni Pernica

Autres avocats clés:

Francesco Gucciardo; Jack Bernstein; Michael Selchen; Manjit Singh

Les références

‘Francesco Gucciardo is very hands-on and has a very good initial judgment about complex fact patterns. His overview of international tax law cases is phenomenal and he is good in summarizing to the point. Jack Bernstein is the expert for high-net-worth families and individuals.’

‘The team is very strong in terms of depth of knowledge, industry know-how and understanding of the government rule-making framework. We have found, time after time, that their understanding on who’s who in the government entities, as well as which governmental departments are tasked with which objectives, has helped expedite our internal decision-making in terms of content and timelines.’

‘They are genuine in their approach and response. Pragmatic and thoughtful in terms of the bigger picture. These are the kind of lawyers that I would want to work with on a day-to-day basis: business-minded, objective and very knowledgeable.’

Principaux clients

Linamar Corporation

Jade Power Trust

Wynnchurch Capital, LLC


Danilee Capital

The Green Organic Dutchman Holdings

MediPharm Labs

Juno Pharmaceuticals

CFI Funding Trust

The Whittall Family Trust

Kevin L. Davis Dentistry Professional Corporation

Milgram Foundation

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Linamar Corporation in its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of the Salford group of companies for an aggregate purchase price of C$260m.
  • Represented CFI Funding Trust in obtaining in excess of $40m of input tax credits for HST payable on prepaid rents under a lease securitization structure.
  • Advised Wynnchurch Capital on its acquisition of a majority ownership in FloWorks International.

Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

The 43-strong team at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP handles the range of tax matters, including corporate tax, estate planning, commodity tax and the tax aspects of domestic and international transactions. The group also takes care of disputes relating to Canada’s federal and provincial taxes, including GST and HST, income tax and commodity taxes. Toronto-based practice head Craig Webster leads from Toronto and focuses on tax matters relating to investment funds. Also working at the Toronto office, Steve Suarez is active on both transactional and contentious issues. Calgary-based Laurie Goldbach fronts the tax disputes team.

Responsables de la pratique:

Craig Webster

Autres avocats clés:

Steve Suarez; Laurie Goldbach

Principaux clients


Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Lake Shore Gold/Pan American Silver

Wentao Yang

Champlain College of Vermont – Montreal Campus

Pam American Silver

Capital Power

Loblaw Companies

Horizon Capital Holdings

Trustees of the Mohamed Aly Pirani Trust

Principaux dossiers

  • Representing Kone in a successful tax appeal to the Court of Quebec.
  • Acted as counsel for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in an appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada challenging the interpretation of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule.
  • Defended Lake Shore Gold in an application for a tax indemnity brought by subscribers to a flow-through share agreement.


The department at Fasken is known for its cross-border tax offering, which includes counsel on M&A, tax treaty interpretation and transfer pricing. The firm operates from seven Canadian locations, and its international footprint extends to London and Johannesburg, where it fields offices. The group routinely proves a popular choice for energy and natural resources-sector clients, as well as startups, banks and other financial institutions. Practice head Christopher Steeves leads from Toronto and specializes in advisory work, namely covering the tax aspects of corporate restructurings and acquisitions. Alain Ranger and Michael Coburn lead on tax matters from Montreal and Vancouver respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Christopher Steeves

Autres avocats clés:

Alain Ranger; Michael Coburn

Les références

‘The team at Fasken operates with a high degree of professionalism and technical capability. What truly sets them apart, however, from other firms with which I’ve worked is its ability to develop creative solutions to overcome challenging problems and people skills.’

‘Michael Coburn is our main tax partner at Fasken and he fully embodies the traits I outlined in my response to the previous question. It’s always a pleasure to work with Mike and the combination of his technical capabilities, ability to creatively solve problems and people skills make it very easy to recommend him over personnel at other firms.’

Principaux clients

Kraft Heinz Canada

Gold Fields

Aviva Canada

Travelers Insurance

Air Canada

Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ)

National Bank Group

Fiera Capital Corporation

TD Bank Group

Penske Truck Leasing Canada

Zijin Mining Group

Foresters Life Insurance Company

Louisiana-Pacific Group

Wayfair LLC

Nuvei Corporation

Intertape Polymer Group

Principaux dossiers

  • Acted as lead counsel for Schauenburg Hose Technology in connection with the sale of GlobalMed.
  • Assisted Desjardins Securities with the underwriting of the group’s ongoing equity linked note/principal at risk note program.
  • Assisted IAMGOLD Corporation with the sale of its 95% interest in subsidiary Rosebel Gold Mines to Zijin Mining.

Gowling WLG

Gowling WLG‘s tax group demonstrates expertise in range of contentious and non-contentious matters, among them matters relating to transactional tax, tax dispute resolution, indirect tax, transfer matters and Indigenous tax. Practice head Paul Carenza leads from Toronto and majors on the design and implementation of tax-effective executive compensation plans for public and private sector employers. Ottawa-based Pierre Alary focuses primarily on contentious tax matters, as does tax disputes specialist John Sorensen in Toronto. Partner Dan Misutka left the firm in September 2022.

Responsables de la pratique:

Paul Carenza

Autres avocats clés:

Pierre Alary; John Sorensen

Principaux clients


1180667 B.C. Unlimited Liability Company

SOL Global Investments


Persist Oil & Gas

Maslack Supply Limited (shareholders)

Cozen O’Connor LLP

Leucrotta Exploration

Franchise Global Health

RHI Group


Savvas Learning Company

Delpharm Industrie

Resa Power


Bonduelle Group

Deep Trekker

Heico Group

Electronic Warfare Associates

Sodecia Canada Investments


Ghislaine Eid

Above Food

Pandell Technologies

Caliber Communications and Syncro Monitoring

Alto Verde Copper

Billyard Insurance Group

Blended Perspectives

Time Out Market

Khiron Life Sciences

Nuts for Cheese

Murphy Oil Company

Toyota Canada

Subaru Canada


Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) in connection with a complex audit defence.
  • Represented Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in a transfer pricing APA between the Canada Revenue Agency and the National Tax Agency of Japan.
  • Advised Bonduelle Group in connection with the announced sale of 65% of Bonduelle Americas Long Life, with an enterprise value of C$850m.

Norton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is regularly instructed by private equity firms and public and private companies in the mining, energy, finance, infrastructure and agribusiness sectors for its expertise on both contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Practice co-head Dominic Belley leads from Montreal and specializes in litigation; alongside him, Dion Legge majors on transactional tax matters. Working from the firm’s five Canadian offices, additional key team members include Toronto-based Adrienne Oliver and Derek Chiasson in Montreal, both of whom focus on non-contentious tax matters.

Responsables de la pratique:

Dion Legge; Dominic C. Belley

Autres avocats clés:

Adrienne Oliver; Derek Chiasson; Barry Segal

Les références

‘The advice is always practical.’

‘Barry Segal is top-notch- he takes the time to understand the business objectives and context to ensure his advice is risk adjusted.’

Principaux clients


Brookfield Asset Management and Brookfield Infrastructure

Royal Bank of Canada

Air Canada

Deltastream Energy Corporation

SNC-Lavalin Group


Merchant Capital Holdings


Carlsberg Group

Tidewater Renewables

Yamana Gold

Wesley Clover



Principaux dossiers

  • Advised Enerflex on its stock-for-stock cross-border business combination with US-based Exterran Corporation, creating a combined entity with an implied combined enterprise value of approximately $1.5bn.
  • Advising the special committee of the board of directors of Yamana Gold Inc. in connection with the acquisition by Pan American Silver Corp. of all of Yamana’s issued and outstanding common shares and the acquisition by Agnico Eagle Mines Limited of certain of Yamana’s Canadian assets.
  • Defending Bombardier in determination, for capital tax purposes, of the inclusion of lease subsidies paid by the taxpayer, an aircraft designer and manufacturer, to its clients as incentives.

Baker McKenzie

Regularly instructed by multinationals, the group at Baker McKenzie brings together senior tax planners and litigators and demonstrates strength in transfer pricing and contentious matters. Practice head and specialized litigator Jacques Bernier leads from Toronto and is noted for his transfer pricing expertise. Alex Pankratz is active on international tax planning matters, while Andrew Morreale has particular experience advising on outbound structuring and tax treaty issues.

Responsables de la pratique:

Jacques Bernier

Autres avocats clés:

Alex Pankratz; Andrew Morreale

Les références

‘This team is very responsive to the client’s requirements and takes the extra initiative to fully research complex tax matters. They have been instrumental in bringing together various partners and buyers in order to successfully close a very important business deal.’

‘Alex Pankratz has been an invaluable resource for providing legal and tax context to the matters at hand. He is very approachable and will take the time to clearly outline the issues (and solutions) under negotiation.’

‘We have worked with multiple partners and associates over the last 15 years. They all share the passion to assist their clients to complete satisfaction.’

Principaux clients

Express Gold Refining

Bain Capital


Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP

The tax group at Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP is regularly instructed by corporations, mining companies, REITs, financial institutions, private equity funds and governmental agencies for its expertise in tax issues relating to M&A and restructuring. Practice co-head Zahra Nurmohamed leads from Toronto and has significant experience in mining matters; she specializes in corporate tax matters, M&A, reorganizations and financings. Alongside her, Calgary-based Douglas Richardson majors on energy-sector transactions.

Responsables de la pratique:

Zahra Nurmohamed; Douglas (Doug) Richardson

Principaux clients

Pacific Investment Management Company LLC

Sandstorm Gold

Yamana Gold

Canopy Growth Corporation

Lithium Americas

IPH Limited

WonderFI Technologies

CloudMD Software & Services

Lundin Mining Corporation

Essity AB

Kirkland Lake Gold

WMG Technologies

Perrigo Company

Hastings Technology Metals

Orla Mining


Calibre Mining Corp

K1 Investment Management LLC

Trackforce Valiant

LKCM Headwater Investments

Deloitte Legal Canada LLP

Deloitte Legal Canada LLP‘s tax team shines above all in tax litigation, covering matters from domestic and international income tax, GST, HST, to provincial sales tax and customs. The group has additional expertise in tax planning for domestic and international M&A. The practice is co-led by a trio of partners and litigation specialists: Canada national head Olivier Fournier leads from Montreal; alongside him, Joel Scheuerman and Mike Collinge are based in Calgary and Toronto respectively.

Responsables de la pratique:

Olivier Fournier; Joel Scheuerman; Michael Collinge

Les références

‘The tight integration between Deloitte Tax and Deloitte Legal’s tax practice, coupled with the privileged nature of our relationship with Deloitte Legal, have proven very helpful for our business. It results in a focused and efficient engagement when Deloitte Legal becomes involved.’

Principaux clients

Pier 1 Imports (US)

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented Pier 1 Imports in a dispute with the Canada Border Services Agency regarding the proper value for duty of goods imported to Canada.


Working from six Canadian offices, the 46-strong tax group at international firm Dentons is regularly instructed by Canadian and foreign multinationals, private equity funds and financial institutions for its tax structuring and litigation expertise. Toronto-based practice head Mark Jadd focuses on the income tax aspects of M&A, restructurings and financings, and has niche expertise providing tax counsel to film and television industry clients. Also in Toronto, partner Larry Nevsky handles a range of transactional, advisory and contentious tax matters. Vancouver-based litigator Joel Nitikman is an additional key figure.

Responsables de la pratique:

Mark Jadd

Principaux clients

Special Committee of Magnet Forensics

NFP and NFP Canada

Starton Therapeutics

Lions Gate Entertainment

Kerr Industries

Saturn Oil & Gas


Bonnefield Financial

Portage Ventures

Motorola Solutions

TPCO Holding

Collins Family Trust

Belmont Nominee

Damis Properties / Microbjo Properties

The Preston Family Trust II

Polystar Packaging

Principaux dossiers

  • Represented the Special Committee of the board of directors of Magnet in its C$1.8bn acquisition by Thoma Bravo by way of a plan of arrangement.
  • Advised NFP and NFP Canada on its acquisition of Newport Private Wealth, a Toronto-based private wealth management firm.
  • Argued before the Supreme Court of Canada in a tax case discussing the availability of the equitable remedy of rescission.

Lawson Lundell LLP

The group at Lawson Lundell LLP is best known for representing Canada-based institutional investors, including pension plans, on tax matters. It also routinely handles the tax structuring of business acquisitions and divestments, corporate reorganizations, public securities offerings and litigation. Partners Leonard Glass and Reinhold Krahn specialize in transactional matters and co-lead from Vancouver. Nancy Diep of the Calgary office focuses primarily on the tax aspects of cross-border M&A and reorganizations.

Responsables de la pratique:

Leonard Glass; Reinhold Krahn

Autres avocats clés:

Nancy Diep