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Year called to bar: 2002 (ON)
Paul Casuccio is the Leader of the firm’s Global Commodity Tax & VAT practice group. He works exclusively in this area, providing practical solutions to client’s indirect tax questions, issues, problems and structures. Paul is a sought after expert in Canada's goods and services tax and harmonized sales tax (GST/HST), provincial sales taxes, employer health tax, land transfer taxes, as well as fuel, carbon, alcohol, tobacco and other indirect taxes. Assisting clients with indirect tax planning, Paul facilitates business asset acquisitions, cross-border transactions, outsourcing arrangements, as well Canadian start-ups and reorganizations. Paul has developed particular expertise with respect to the complicated and constantly evolving GST/HST rules facing financial institutions. In addition to representing many of Canada's top companies, these clients also include large multi-national corporations, non-resident entities entering the Canadian market, as well as Canadian not-for-profit and charitable organizations.
On September 28, 2018, Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, a Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, reached financial close with Bridging North America General Partnership (a partnership indirectly held by ACS Infrastructure Canada Inc., Fluor Canada Ltd. and Aecon Concessions, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.) for the design, construction, financing, operations, maintenance and rehabilitation of the Gordie Howe International Bridge Project, a new publicly-owned international bridge crossing between Windsor, Ont., and Detroit, Michigan.
On July 30, 2018, BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) (BWXT), a leading supplier of nuclear components and services, completed the acquisition of the medical isotope business of Nordion (Canada) Inc. (Nordion) from private-equity owned Sotera Health LLC (Sotera Health).
On October 4, 2017, Gallagher Benefit Services (Canada) Group Inc., a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (AJG), completed its acquisition of substantially all the assets of the DiBrina Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
On July 31, 2017, Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd (Osisko) completed the acquisition of a high-quality precious metals portfolio of assets consisting of 74 royalties, streams and precious metal offtakes from Orion Mine Finance Group (Orion) in exchange for total consideration of $1.125 billion, consisting of $675 million cash and the issuance of 30,906,594 shares of Osisko.
Intact Financial Corporation, through a wholly owned subsidiary, completed its acquisition of all of the issued and outstanding shares of Canadian Direct Insurance Inc. from Canadian Western Bank. The acquisition was financed by IFC exclusively with excess capital. The acquisition enhances IFC’s position in Canada by extending its direct-to-consumer operations from coast to coast.
On March 6, 2015, a landlord group led by Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc. and Oxford Properties Group completed a transaction involving the termination of leases at 11 properties that had previously been leased by Target Canada Co. (Target), owner and operator of shopping centers, and a unit of Target Corp., for $138 million.