Stéphane Eljarrat is a partner in the Litigation and Taxation practices. For over 17 years, his career has mainly focused on tax, administrative and white collar crime litigation. His practice of corporate tax litigation and dispute resolution includes all aspects of representing clients in disputes with tax authorities, with expertise namely in income tax, including cross-border tax matters, and consumer tax matters at both the audit and objections stages as well as in tax appeals. He has solid expertise in tax evasion investigations and proceedings, including search and seizures by tax authorities. Stéphane also acts for corporate clients in the context of investigations and prosecutions for other white collar crimes.
Before joining the firm as a partner, Stéphane worked for the Federal Department of Justice, with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Legal Services, with the Justice Tax Litigation Section and as a Federal prosecutor. He also worked for the Department of Legislation and Investigations of the Ministère du Revenu of the Province of Québec and for a boutique law firm specializing in tax law.
Stéphane has acted for publicly listed and privately controlled corporations located throughout Canada and the United States, as well as individuals before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court, the Court of Québec and the Superior Court, the British Columbia Supreme Court, as well as at appellate levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He has represented the Québec Bar before a parliamentary commission studying certain amendments to tax legislation and is asked to join special committees of the Québec Bar on a regular basis.