Derek Chiasson is a partner in the Norton Rose Fulbright tax team. His principal focus is on domestic and international tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate reorganizations. He also regularly advises on matters of executive compensation and commodity taxes. He is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association. He is currently a member of the IFA Canada Council and is a former member of the Canadian Bar Association’s CBA/CICA Joint Committee on Taxation. He has been a speaker for the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association, the Association de planification fiscale et financière and Wolters Kluwer. He also has industry experience in the software sector, having served as vice-president, corporate development/strategy and legal affairs of a US public company listed on the NASDAQ exchange and a market leader in the video game industry.