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 marginal...
Davies Recognized as Top-Tier Firm in World Tax 2019
International Tax Review (ITR) has listed Davies as a Tier 1 firm in the 2019 edition of its World Tax guide.
In its profile of Davies, ITR commends the firm’s transactional and litigation tax practices, noting that it had “an impressive run of cases” during the research period. Notable recent transactions on which the team has acted include advising McKesson Corporation in its $3 billion acquisition of Rexall and Rexall Pharma Plus; Restaurant Brands International Inc., owner of Burger King and Tim Hortons, in its US$1.8-billion acquisition of Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc; and HP in its $1.05 billion acquisition of the printer business of Samsung Electronics.
World Tax 2019 is ITR’s annual guide to the most effective tax practitioners in more than 50 jurisdictions globally, as determined by client and peer feedback and evidence of best practice in their work.
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 with...