Gowling WLG is an international law firm with over 1,400 legal professionals providing a range of dedicated support in 18 cities in Canada, the UK, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The Firm offers a diverse range of services to assist domestic and international organizations in achieving their business objectives. Our focus is key global sectors including energy, financial services, life sciences, natural resources, real estate and technology.
Gowling WLG clients can draw on a wealth of tax expertise, from former cabinet ministers to senior officers of the Canada Revenue Agency and the Department of Finance. The Tax Group in Canada is comprised of more than 30 professionals that includes lawyers, accountants and economists with extensive experience across a broad spectrum of sectors. Working as a team, the Tax Group develops multidisciplinary solutions for your specific needs.
Gowling WLG expertise has been recognized by the International Tax Review, which has repeated named Gowling WLG a tier one firm for tax planning, Transfer Pricing Firm of the Year Canada (2011, 2013, 2015), and Indirect Tax Firm of the Year North America (2012, 2013, 2014). The International Tax Review also awarded Gowling WLG the Americas Tax Deal of the Year award in both financial services and private equity (2014).
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|Blake, Cassels & Graydon|
|Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg|
|Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt|
|Tier 2 - Canada|
|Tier 3 - Canada|
|Norton Rose Fulbright|
|Tier 4 - Canada|
|Borden Ladner Gervais, Taxand Canada|
|Tier 5 - Canada|
|Aird & Berlis|
|Burnet, Duckworth & Palmer|
John Sorensen oversees the tax practice at Gowling WLG (Canada). The firm comprises 20 partners and eight other professionals, including Steven Baum and Greg Shannon who joined the firm in 2016, and Brian Cohen who joined in 2017. The team consists of lawyers, accountants, economists and former senior officers of the CRA.
Gowling WLG (Canada)'s tax group is recognised in the areas of corporate tax, private equity, transfer pricing, tax dispute resolution, aboriginal taxation and indirect tax. Its team has been counsel to both national and international clients ranging from mid-sized businesses and non-profit organisations to Fortune 500 companies. It also has an in-depth understanding of a wide range of industries including automotive, financing and leasing, real estate and transportation.
In November 2016, the firm advised Plains Midstream Canada ULC on its acquisition of Empress NGL. It also provided counsel to PowerStream and its shareholders with respect to the purchase of Hydro One Brampton Networks by PowerStream, Enersource Corporation and Horizon Utilities Corporation.
One client said: "Their knowledge of the subject matter and their ability to provide timely communication to us is all testament to their level of expertise."