Davies Tax Team Wins an ITR Americas Tax Award

Davies’ leadership in the area of tax law has been recognized by International Tax Review with the 2017 award for Americas Real Estate Tax Deal of the Year. This award recognizes our innovative tax work representing Ivanhoé Cambridge in its joint effort with Hines to develop Bay Park Centre, an integrated multi-tower office complex/public transit hub development straddling both sides of Toronto’s Union Station rail corridor. Davies shares this recognition with four other firms.

ITR’s annual Americas Tax Awards were presented on September 14, 2017, at the Pierre Hotel in New York City. Based on size, innovation, complexity and impact, the awards recognize transactions, planning or cases by North and South American firms and in-house teams that break new ground, set market precedents and have a cross-border element.


Increase of Transfer Duties in Montréal

Dec. 17, 2019 - The City of Montréal has adopted a bylaw that will increase the transfer duties payable in Montréal for transactions exceeding $2 million, starting on January 1, 2020. The City is adding a new bracket for the basis of imposition for transfers of immovables exceeding $2 million and has set the...

New Era, New Disclosure Obligations

Dec. 17, 2019 - In a case argued by Davies, the Court of Québec rendered a judgment on December 10 setting out, for the first time, the conditions that must be met for the electronic disclosure of evidence by the Crown to be “reasonably accessible”, respectful of the accused’s fundamental rights and consistent...