Robert is a Partner at Blakes who practices in the areas of Canadian, US, domestic, and international taxation, with emphasis on Canada–US cross-border transactions. He has extensive experience in corporate finance, resource taxation, structured finance, corporate reorganizations, tax disputes, and mergers and acquisitions involving public and private companies and governmental agencies. Recently, he was counsel to Spruce Credit Union on its successful GAAR appeal in the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal. He has authored and presented numerous papers on a variety of topics at various professional organizations, including the CTF, TEI, CPTS, CRA, CBA, and ABA. He also assisted in the preparation of the Report to the United Nations Ad Hoc Group of Experts of International Cooperation on Tax Matters and is the principal Canadian contributor to the Bloomberg BNA Global Tax Guide and Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings, published by Wolters Kluwer.
Year Called to the Bar:
1984 (ON); 1995 (BC); 2006 (AB)
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