Clients turn to Ryan for effective solutions to their complex tax matters.
Ryan’s practice focuses on the tax planning and structuring of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, corporate financing and alternative investment transactions. He has worked with a wide variety of clients, including publicly listed and private entities, multinational corporations, financial institutions, private equity and pension funds, and tax-exempt entities.
Before joining Davies, Ryan worked at a large Canadian law firm and a leading tax boutique.
BofA Securities, MUFG, Scotiabank and BMO Capital Markets
Acted as Canadian counsel to the initial purchasers, led by BofA Securities, MUFG, Scotiabank and BMO Capital Markets, in the private placement of US$600 million of notes of CCL Industries Inc.
Anson Advisors and Anson Funds Management
Acted for Anson Advisors and Anson Funds Management with the documentation of Anson East Master Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership and a Cayman feeder fund. The funds will utilize a range of investment strategies, primarily including investments in publicly-traded equity securities (both short and long common stocks and equity options) to create a concentrated portfolio of best available opportunistic investments in special situations.
Anson Advisors Inc. and Anson Funds Management LP
Acting for Anson Advisors Inc. and Anson Funds Management LP with the structuring and documentation of Anson North Star Tactical Equity Fund L.P., a Cayman Islands exempted limited partnership, with a Canadian feeder formed as a unit trust, a Canadian feeder formed as an Ontario limited partnership, a Cayman Islands feeder and potentially a U.S. feeder fund.
The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Acted for The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company in its acquisition of a 50% interest in the York Energy Centre, a 400 MW natural gas fired power plant near Newmarket, Ontario.
Acted for Hydrostor Inc., a developer of Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage (A-CAES) projects, in securing a US$37-million growth financing to advance their global pipeline of utility-scale energy storage projects, including equity, debt, an asset acquisition, cash commitments, a project development partnership with Meridiam, a global infrastructure developer, and a strategic technology partnership with Baker Hughes, a GE Company.
Ironbridge Equity Partners
Acted for Ironbridge Equity Partners on the acquisition and related financing of Alumni Classroom Furniture Inc., a leading manufacturer and distributor of educational furniture for the pre-school through grade twelve market.
DPS Capital Inc.
Acting for DPS Capital Inc. with the restructuring of Parkwood Limited Partnership Fund as a feeder fund, investing substantially all of its capital in a Cayman Islands master fund.
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...
Canadian Tax Laws: A Review of 2019 and a Look Ahead to 2020
Jan. 30, 2020 - Each year at this time we look back at some of the more significant income tax developments in Canada affecting domestic and international business over the past year and look ahead to possible Canadian tax developments in the coming year. Review of Canadian Tax Developments in 2019 Tax...
2019 Federal Budget: Tax Highlights
Mar. 19, 2019 - Budget 2019 is the last federal budget of the current Liberal government before the upcoming federal election in October 2019. Tax-related measures are intended to advance the government’s stated priority of creating a fair tax system. Proposals include changes to the employee stock option rules,...