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Year called to bar: 1996 (ON)
Claire Kennedy is Senior Advisor, Clients & Industries at Bennett Jones LLP. In her practice role, Claire Kennedy provides corporate tax advice and transfer pricing advice and represents large clients during tax and transfer pricing audits and disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency. Claire is also a seasoned board director and a professional engineer. Recognized as one of Canada's leading lawyers in tax and transfer pricing, Claire has spoken widely on tax and transfer pricing topics. Claire serves on the Executive of the International Fiscal Association's Canadian branch and she led the International Bar Association's Taxes Committee responses to the OECD's BEPS project. She also taught corporate tax at the Faculty of Law at Queen's University and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Chicago. A former Supreme Court of Canada law clerk, Claire is Lead Director of the Bank of Canada, Chair of Neo Performance Materials Inc., and a director of Alamos Gold Inc. Claire is also Chair of the University of Toronto's Governing Council. She was part of a joint soldier–civilian team that climbed Vinson Massif in Antarctica in 2016. Admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1996. Professional Engineer (Ontario).
On July 10, 2015, Newmarket Gold Inc. (Newmarket) and Crocodile Gold Corp. (Crocodile Gold) combined by way of a court approved plan of arrangement under the <i>Business Corporations Act (Ontario)</i>, creating a new gold industry consolidator solidly positioned to acquire high quality gold assets in the world’s most desirable mining jurisdictions. The combined entity has been named Newmarket Gold Inc. and its common shares are trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the new symbol “NMI”. The transaction is valued at approximately $185 million.