Robert is a partner who practises 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 & acquisitions, involving public and private companies and governmental agencies. 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 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. He assisted in a United Nations study on tax treaties between developed and developing countries. Robert was the principal consultant to the province of BC regarding drafting of certain amendments to the Company Act, relating to unlimited liability companies. He was also the lead counsel of a successful appeal of a GAAR assessment in the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Appeal.
Year Called to the Bar:
1984 (ON); 1995 (BC); 2006 (AB)
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