Amanda Heale

Amanda Heale

(416) 862-6780
(416) 862-6666
100 King St W, Suite 6200, 1 First Cdn Pl, PO Box 50, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 2005 (ON)
Amanda’s tax advisory practice focuses on tax controversy and litigation, international tax and transfer pricing. Amanda has been involved in some of Canada’s most significant tax disputes, including the first and only transfer pricing case heard by the Supreme Court of Canada (Canada v. GlaxoSmithKline Inc., 2012 SCC 52). At the University of Toronto, Amanda is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, teaching International Tax. She also teaches at the annual CBA Tax Law for Lawyers Conference, and is a member of the CPA-CBA Joint Committee on Taxation. In 2004-2005, Amanda was a law clerk to the Honourable Morris J. Fish of the Supreme Court of Canada.
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On January 10, 2019, a consortium consisting of Air Canada, Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD”), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (“CIBC”) and Visa Canada Corp. (“Visa”) announced the successful closing of its purchase of Aimia Canada Inc., owner and operator of the Aeroplan Loyalty Business, from Aimia Inc.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (Valeant) acquired Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (Salix) for US$173.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately US$15.8 billion. The transaction closed on April 1, 2015. To partially finance the acquisition, Valeant completed equity and bond offerings, which closed on March 27, 2015. In its equity offer, Valeant issued 7,286,482 shares at a price of US$199.00 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately US$1.45 billion.