Alain Ranger (national head of the taxation practice at Fasken Martineau from 2006–2014) has practised for more than 30 years in tax law, more particularly as it relates to corporate and business law. Over the years, Alain has acquired a reputation for expertise in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, corporate restructurings, including spin-offs and liquidation[s] of public corporations, foreign investments, development and implementation of structured financing of projects and infrastructures (e.g., hydroelectricity, windmills), financial instruments and derivatives and corporate tax planning. Alain has acted on matters in these areas for public and private clients, both nationally and internationally, with tax optimisation being the objective and result. His expertise is called upon in litigation files and he negotiates with tax and tax-related authorities on behalf of clients. He also acts as an intermediary in efforts to obtain certain amendments to tax legislation for clients; his undertakings have resulted in several significant legislative amendments. He is consistently recommended in the world’s leading legal publications for his expertise. He is co-Chair of the Taxes Committee of the IBA for 2016 and 2017. He was called to the Québec Bar in 1982.