The Univar Appeal: A Pyrrhic Victory For Indirect Acquisitions in Canada

Author: Nathan Boidman

In this article published in Tax Notes International, Davies partner Nathan Boidman reviews the decision by the Federal Court of Appeal in Univar Holdco Canada ULC v. The Queen, particularly in the context of the 2016 Income Tax Act amendments concerning surplus stripping rules and the general anti-avoidance rule on foreign parties’ recovery of funds invested in indirect acquisitions of Canadian targets.

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