Edward is a partner and co-chair of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP’s National Tax Group in Calgary. His practice focuses on corporate and international tax planning, regularly advising Canadian and foreign-based multinational groups on a variety of matters, including inbound and outbound investment and financing, mergers & acquisitions, divestitures and natural resource taxation. His tax practice also includes the settlement of tax disputes, including GAAR (General Anti-Avoidance Rule) assessments with the Canada Revenue Agency, including Canadian Competent Authority, and he has acted as counsel in leading tax cases before all levels of courts.
On December 16, 2015, PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. (PrairieSky) completed the acquisition of royalty assets from Canadian Natural Resources Limited (Canadian Natural) for an aggregate purchase price of $1.8 billion. In conjunction with the transaction, PrairieSky entered into a non-brokered private placement of 27 million subscription receipts for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $680 million.