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Tax litigation

If you are an individual or business of any size we can help you resolve your tax dispute efficiently and effectively.

We provide innovative advice when our clients are faced with tax-related problems and obstacles.

Advice at all stages 

With a deep dispute resolution bench strength, we can help you all stages of tax litigation ā€“ from negotiations with authorities, to providing legal opinions and compliance matters.

If your matter goes to trial, we have appeared before the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. Our tax litigators also appear in the Court of Queen's Bench on provincial income tax matters, rectification orders and other declaratory judgements.

What we do

Get advice from us on tax disputes related to corporate structures, commercial transactions or agreements, and industry-specific tax matters. We can also advise you on:

  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Customs disputes
  • Disputes involving GST and withholding tax
  • Negotiations with government tax auditors and appeals officers

What our clients say

"They are excellent litigators: very strong at dealing with disputes, putting a case together and arguing for a successful conclusion." ā€“ Chambers Canada 2020

Representative work

Toscana Energy Income Corporation's acquisition of Toscana Financial Income Trust

Independent counsel to the special committee of independent directors of Toscana Financial Income Trust in the $34.3 million acquisition and related party transaction by Toscana Energy Income Corporation completed by a plan of arrangement.

Progress Energy Resources Corp.'s sale and joint venture with PETRONAS

Counsel to Progress in the $1.1 billion sale of 50% working interest in Montney shale assets in Foothills of north eastern British Columbia to PETRONAS, the Malaysian national oil company, and the formation of an upstream joint venture to develop the gas assets as well as a downstream LNG Export Project Joint Venture pursuant to which they plan to build and operate a major LNG export facility.

Advising Deans Knight on a tax dispute

Counsel to Deans Knight Income Corporation in a case that involves whether the deduction of tax attributes can be properly denied by the CRA on the basis of the general anti-avoidance rule in the Income Tax Act (Canada). (Deans Knight Income Corporation v. Her Majesty the Queen)