Christopher Anderson

Partner

Christopher Anderson

Christopher Anderson

Partner

Clients trust Chris for his practical advice and his ability to identify the most important issues in their deals.

Chris focuses on Canadian and international tax planning for investment funds, financial institutions, pension funds, mining companies and high-net-worth individuals, including professional athletes and entertainers. He provides tax advice related to cross-border transactions, private and public mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, debt restructurings, insolvency proceedings, equity compensation plans and spinoffs. Chris also represents taxpayers in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial authorities.

Chris is a co-author of the textbook Canadian Taxation of Trusts. Chris provides pro bono advice to UNITY, an organization that uses arts programming to help youth develop skills for success.

Christopher Anderson

Partner

Clients trust Chris for his practical advice and his ability to identify the most important issues in their deals.

Chris focuses on Canadian and international tax planning for investment funds, financial institutions, pension funds, mining companies and high-net-worth individuals, including professional athletes and entertainers. He provides tax advice related to cross-border transactions, private and public mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, debt restructurings, insolvency proceedings, equity compensation plans and spinoffs. Chris also represents taxpayers in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial authorities.

Chris is a co-author of the textbook Canadian Taxation of Trusts. Chris provides pro bono advice to UNITY, an organization that uses arts programming to help youth develop skills for success.

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Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its acquisition and related financing of North American Produce Buyers Limited, a leading importer and distributor of premium fruit.

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Fulcrum Capital Partners

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners in the merger of its portfolio company, Accucam Machining, with EQI Ltd., a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings, to create a leading global supply chain solution for metal products.

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Enerflex Ltd.

Acted as Canadian financing counsel to Enerflex Ltd. in establishing a US$700-million revolving credit facility, a US$150-million term loan and a US$925-million bridge credit facility for its US$735-million business combination with Exterran Corporation to create a premier integrated global provider of energy infrastructure.

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KKR

Acted as Canadian counsel to KKR, a leading global investment firm, in its equity investment in connection with the strategic merger of 123Dentist with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group. The merger creates one of the largest dental support organizations in Canada, with nearly 350 supported dental practices.

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The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for Pallinghurst Lithium Limited, a UK-based private investor in the global natural resources sector, in the exchange of its indirect 25% ownership interest in Québec-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. for shares of Livent Corporation.

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Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the sale of its portfolio company, Thermogenics Inc., to Audax Private Equity.

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Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its joint acquisition (and related financing) with Investissement Québec of Québec-based Polycor Inc., the largest quarrier of natural stone in the world.

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Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure

Acted as tax counsel to Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure in its acquisition of Landmark Student Transportation, a leading student transportation businesses in North America.

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Centerra Gold Inc.

Acting for the special committee of independent directors of Centerra Gold Inc. in connection with its evaluation of strategic alternatives following the imposition by the Kyrgyz Republic of external management over the Kumtor Mine in May 2021.

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Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in its agreement in principle with the governments of Pakistan and Balochistan to reconstitute the Reko Diq Project in the country's Balochistan province, which hosts one of the world's largest undeveloped open pit copper-gold porphyry deposits. The reconstituted project will be held 50% by Barrick and 50% by Pakistani stakeholders. A separate agreement provides for Barrick's partner Antofagasta PLC to be replaced by the Pakistani parties in the reconstituted project. If the conditions to closing are satisfied, the reconstitution will result in the resolution of the damages previously awarded by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

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Canada Releases Revised Draft Legislation on New Interest Deductibility Rules

Dec. 08, 2022 - The Department of Finance (Canada) (Finance) has released revised draft legislation on the proposed rules regarding excessive interest and financing expenses limitation (EIFEL). The revised draft legislation, released on November 3, 2022, contains several significant updates to Finance’s initial...

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Highlights of Canada’s Latest Legislative Tax Proposals

Aug. 23, 2022 - The Department of Finance recently released a package of materials containing potential changes to the Canadian tax system (Tax Proposals). The materials, released on August 9, 2022, include draft amendments to the Income Tax Act (Tax Act) to implement certain measures from the 2022...

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Federal Budget 2022: Tax Highlights

Apr. 08, 2022 - On April 7, 2022 (Budget Day), the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, delivered the Liberal Party’s federal budget (Budget 2022), the second budget since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Trudeau government’s plan to “grow our...

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Public Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada: Overview, co-author

Nov. 01, 2021 - Practical Law – Mergers and Acquisitions Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)
Read the chapter.

Article
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The Permissibility of Surplus Stripping: A Brief History and Recent Developments, co-author

Apr. 28, 2021 - Canadian Tax Journal
Read the article.

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2021 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Apr. 20, 2021 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, delivered the Liberal Party’s first federal budget (Budget 2021) in over two years and the first since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a recovery plan for “jobs, growth and resilience,”...

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Canada’s Fall Economic Statement: Tax Highlights

Dec. 01, 2020 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, has released the Liberal Party’s first economic statement (Fall Economic Statement) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A record deficit of over $381 billion is projected for 2020-2021. This...

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Canada chapter, co-author

June 15, 2020 - The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review, 2nd ed. (The Law Reviews)

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Tax Issues for Distressed Corporations

Apr. 08, 2020 - The restrictions on social and commercial activity necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in unprecedented economic strain. Although governments have enacted equally unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimuli, businesses will be affected and some will need to restructure debts or take...

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Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax

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Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax

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The Legal 500 Canada—Tax (Next Generation Partner)

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Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

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The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Tax

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The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Tax

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The Best Lawyers in Canada—Tax Law

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Expert Guides’ Rising Stars

Bar Admissions
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Ontario, 2006

Education
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Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2005
University of Toronto, BComm (with High Distinction), 2002

Professional Affiliations
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Canadian Tax Foundation

Community Involvement
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Canadian Tax Foundation, Toronto Young Practitioners Group Steering Committee
The Law Society of Ontario, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions Conference, former chair
UNITY

Teaching Engagements
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Chris taught the International Tax Course at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Clients trust Chris for his practical advice and his ability to identify the most important issues in their deals.

Chris focuses on Canadian and international tax planning for investment funds, financial institutions, pension funds, mining companies and high-net-worth individuals, including professional athletes and entertainers. He provides tax advice related to cross-border transactions, private and public mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, debt restructurings, insolvency proceedings, equity compensation plans and spinoffs. Chris also represents taxpayers in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial authorities.

Chris is a co-author of the textbook Canadian Taxation of Trusts. Chris provides pro bono advice to UNITY, an organization that uses arts programming to help youth develop skills for success.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in its acquisition and related financing of North American Produce Buyers Limited, a leading importer and distributor of premium fruit.

Fulcrum Capital Partners

Acted for Fulcrum Capital Partners in the merger of its portfolio company, Accucam Machining, with EQI Ltd., a portfolio company of Atlas Holdings, to create a leading global supply chain solution for metal products.

Enerflex Ltd.

Acted as Canadian financing counsel to Enerflex Ltd. in establishing a US$700-million revolving credit facility, a US$150-million term loan and a US$925-million bridge credit facility for its US$735-million business combination with Exterran Corporation to create a premier integrated global provider of energy infrastructure.

KKR

Acted as Canadian counsel to KKR, a leading global investment firm, in its equity investment in connection with the strategic merger of 123Dentist with Altima Dental and Lapointe Group. The merger creates one of the largest dental support organizations in Canada, with nearly 350 supported dental practices.

The Pallinghurst Group

Acted for Pallinghurst Lithium Limited, a UK-based private investor in the global natural resources sector, in the exchange of its indirect 25% ownership interest in Québec-based Nemaska Lithium Inc. for shares of Livent Corporation.

Ironbridge Equity Partners

Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners in the sale of its portfolio company, Thermogenics Inc., to Audax Private Equity.

Birch Hill Equity Partners

Acted for Birch Hill Equity Partners in its joint acquisition (and related financing) with Investissement Québec of Québec-based Polycor Inc., the largest quarrier of natural stone in the world.

Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure

Acted as tax counsel to Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure in its acquisition of Landmark Student Transportation, a leading student transportation businesses in North America.

Centerra Gold Inc.

Acting for the special committee of independent directors of Centerra Gold Inc. in connection with its evaluation of strategic alternatives following the imposition by the Kyrgyz Republic of external management over the Kumtor Mine in May 2021.

Barrick Gold Corporation

Acting for Barrick Gold Corporation in its agreement in principle with the governments of Pakistan and Balochistan to reconstitute the Reko Diq Project in the country's Balochistan province, which hosts one of the world's largest undeveloped open pit copper-gold porphyry deposits. The reconstituted project will be held 50% by Barrick and 50% by Pakistani stakeholders. A separate agreement provides for Barrick's partner Antofagasta PLC to be replaced by the Pakistani parties in the reconstituted project. If the conditions to closing are satisfied, the reconstitution will result in the resolution of the damages previously awarded by the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes.

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Canada Releases Revised Draft Legislation on New Interest Deductibility Rules

Dec. 08, 2022 - The Department of Finance (Canada) (Finance) has released revised draft legislation on the proposed rules regarding excessive interest and financing expenses limitation (EIFEL). The revised draft legislation, released on November 3, 2022, contains several significant updates to Finance’s initial...

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Highlights of Canada’s Latest Legislative Tax Proposals

Aug. 23, 2022 - The Department of Finance recently released a package of materials containing potential changes to the Canadian tax system (Tax Proposals). The materials, released on August 9, 2022, include draft amendments to the Income Tax Act (Tax Act) to implement certain measures from the 2022...

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Federal Budget 2022: Tax Highlights

Apr. 08, 2022 - On April 7, 2022 (Budget Day), the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, delivered the Liberal Party’s federal budget (Budget 2022), the second budget since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the Trudeau government’s plan to “grow our...

Guide

Public Mergers and Acquisitions in Canada: Overview, co-author

Nov. 01, 2021 - Practical Law – Mergers and Acquisitions Global Guide (Thomson Reuters)
Read the chapter.

Article

The Permissibility of Surplus Stripping: A Brief History and Recent Developments, co-author

Apr. 28, 2021 - Canadian Tax Journal
Read the article.

Bulletin

2021 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights

Apr. 20, 2021 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, delivered the Liberal Party’s first federal budget (Budget 2021) in over two years and the first since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. As part of a recovery plan for “jobs, growth and resilience,”...

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Canada’s Fall Economic Statement: Tax Highlights

Dec. 01, 2020 - The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Minister of Finance, has released the Liberal Party’s first economic statement (Fall Economic Statement) since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. A record deficit of over $381 billion is projected for 2020-2021. This...

Article

Canada chapter, co-author

June 15, 2020 - The Corporate Tax Planning Law Review, 2nd ed. (The Law Reviews)

Bulletin

Tax Issues for Distressed Corporations

Apr. 08, 2020 - The restrictions on social and commercial activity necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in unprecedented economic strain. Although governments have enacted equally unprecedented fiscal and monetary stimuli, businesses will be affected and some will need to restructure debts or take...

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax

Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business—Tax

The Legal 500 Canada—Tax (Next Generation Partner)

Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40

The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada—Corporate Tax

The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory—Corporate Tax

The Best Lawyers in Canada—Tax Law

Expert Guides’ Rising Stars

Bar Admissions

Ontario, 2006

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, LLB, 2005
University of Toronto, BComm (with High Distinction), 2002

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Tax Foundation

Community Involvement

Canadian Tax Foundation, Toronto Young Practitioners Group Steering Committee
The Law Society of Ontario, Taxation of Real Estate Transactions Conference, former chair
UNITY

Teaching Engagements

Chris taught the International Tax Course at Osgoode Hall Law School.