Tax

Business leaders conducting complex transactions want efficiency, innovative thinking and a smart, successful path to the finish line. That’s what our market-leading Canada-U.S. tax lawyers deliver.

We take on your tax challenges and develop structures that work – often pursuing strategies that break new ground. We established a Canadian landmark with the original tax-deferred conversion of a mutual fund into a REIT. And we helped devise the unique inversion structure for the merger of two global quick-service restaurant chains.

Applying our extensive experience across all major industries and sectors, we help you navigate tax environments with agility and precision. We know how to satisfy divergent interests while achieving practical results that keep all parties on course. And when tax disputes arise, we stand by your side, helping to get the matter resolved as efficiently as possible – so you can keep moving forward.

Representative Work

Agrium Inc., 2019

Acted as Canadian tax counsel to Nutrien Ltd. in its acquisition, for a purchase price of over A$468 million by way of a scheme of arrangement under Australian law, of Ruralco Holdings Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: RHL) and is one of Australia's leading agriservice businesses.

The Blackstone Group Inc., 2019

Acting for real estate funds managed by The Blackstone Group Inc. and their affiliates in Blackstone's $6.2-billion all-cash acquisition of Dream Global Real Estate Investment Trust and the separation of its external asset manager, Dream Asset Management.