Ian is a senior tax partner who draws on more than 25 years of experience to advise on a wide range of domestic and cross-border public and private mergers & acquisitions, structuring, financings, and financial products. Known for his expertise across diverse industries, Ian is relied on by clients for ongoing strategic and general tax advice. He advises Canada-based multinationals on international tax matters and assists corporations with their reorganization and restructuring activities. Private equity fund clients rely on his extensive expertise in fund formation and fund investments. He also advises on corporate tax matters and tax dispute resolution. Ian is a member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association and Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada Joint Committee on Taxation and a past governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is also a frequent speaker and writer on a range of tax topics. Select Recognition: Chambers Global; Chambers Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; Tax Directors Handbook; The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition — Finance and M&A; Who’s Who Legal: Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Toronto Tax Law Lawyer of the Year 2019.
TransAlta Corporation, a TSX- and NYSE-listed Calgary-based power generator and electricity marketer, completed the first tranche of a $750-million strategic investment by an affiliate of Brookfield Renewable Partners
On September 1, 2017, adidas AG completed its divestiture of CCM Hockey to a newly formed affiliate of Birch Hill Equity Partners for US$110 million, subject to customary adjustments. CCM Hockey consists of its main operations in Montréal as well as operations in the US, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
On March 18, 2015, Chesswood Group Limited (“Chesswood”) announced that it had completed the acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of, and certain shareholder loan receivables in respect of, Blue Chip Leasing Corporation (“Blue Chip”) and EcoHome Financial Inc. (“EcoHome”) pursuant to a share purchase agreement between Chesswood, CB Leaseco Holdings Inc. (the “Vendor”), and the principals of the Vendor made as of February 25, 2015.