Davies Recognized as Top-Tier Firm in World Tax 2020

International Tax Review (ITR) has once again affirmed Davies’ reputation as a leading global tax adviser, ranking our firm as Tier 1 in its 2020 World Tax guide.

In its profile of Davies, ITR notes that the firm “maintains a dominant position in Canada” in the areas of transactional tax, tax controversy and general corporate tax. Notable recent transactions include advising Barrick Gold Corporation in its US$18.3-billion share-for-share merger with Randgold Resources Limited; Apotex International Inc. in the sale of its European generics business to Aurobindo Pharma Limited; and Michelin Group in its US$1.7-billion acquisition of Camso Inc.

World Tax 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 outstanding work in the past year.


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...