Andrew Stirling advises and represents domestic and international clients on a wide variety of income tax matters. He has particular expertise in domestic and international tax planning, ongoing tax compliance and dispute resolution.
Advising on the structure and implementation of domestic and international acquisitions, divestitures, reorganizations and business combinations, Andrew helps clients reach their goals with tax-efficient, practical solutions. He has considerable experience advising clients on both inbound and outbound expansions in a range of industries, including technology and private equity, and assists asset managers in the establishment and administration of investment funds.
Andrew provides ongoing advice on tax compliance and reporting requirements associated with carrying on business in Canada. He also makes submissions to the Canada Revenue Agency, the provincial tax authorities and the Tax Court of Canada when disputes arise.
Andrew advises First Nations and other indigenous groups on the tax-efficient structuring of large infrastructure projects, as well as the formation of capital trusts to preserve and invest the resulting proceeds for future generations. He also assists clients with the establishment of charities and not-for-profit entities, and advises them on ongoing tax compliance and reporting obligations.
Andrew has published articles in a number of publications, including as a regular contributor of case comments to the Canadian Tax Journal.
An overview of structuring Mortgage Investment Corporations or "MICs" in Canada
Join us for a breakfast session discussing key issues for funds, asset managers, developers and exempt market dealers in the real estate industry.
This bulletin provides an overview of structuring private equity real estate funds in Canada.
Significant Changes to the Administration of Charities
Despite volatility, the market for Canadian REITs continues to rally creating opportunity for new players in a number of asset classes. This webinar focuses on the practical considerations for structuring private REITs.
The Federal government announced a number of tax proposals in Budget 2021 attempting to encourage targeted business investment in the "green economy".
Thinking About Real Estate in Canada? Practical Considerations for Structuring a Private REIT
This article provides a detailed analysis of the proposed changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy announced by the Government on July 17, 2020.
In Budget 2019, the Government announced its intention to propose legislation that would introduce an annual cap on certain employee stock option grants that may be eligible for certain tax-preferred treatment.
Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions
The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy offers government subsidies of up to 75% of qualifying employee wages.
This webinar is designed to provide clarity on a range of employment law topics and cover up to the minute government programs.
Department of Finance issued a release on December 19, 2019 advising that the stock option amendments would not come into effect as of January 1, 2020.
Budget 2019, released on March 19, 2019, proposes new rules to combat tax strategies perceived by the Government
Budget 2018 continues the Government's effort to prevent corporate taxpayers (in particular, financial institutions) from engaging in certain transactions.
Budget 2017: Timing of Recognition of Gains and Losses on Derivatives
Budget 2016: Reversal of Previously Announced Tax Exemption for Charitable Donations
Budget 2016 – New Rules Governing the Taxation of “Switch Fund” Shares
Number of Voluntary Disclosures Continues to Increase
A former land developer in Henco Industries Limited v. The Queen successfully argued before the Tax Court that a $15.8 million payment from the Ontario government should be characterized as a non-taxable capital receipt and a separate payment of $650,000 from the Ontario government should be characterized as a non-taxable windfall.
Budget 2015 announced three proposals to amend the Income Tax Act (Canada) that are designed to further incentivize charitable giving to registered charities and other "qualified donees".
On February 9, 2023, Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange obtained an approval from the Superintendent of Financial Institutions under the Insurance Companies Act to insure in Canada personal lines property and casualty risks, including those falling under the classes of property, liability, marine and automobile insurance
On December 1, 2021, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. completed its USD$3.25 Billion acquisition of substantially all of the treaty reinsurance brokerage operations from Willis Towers Watson plc.
On January 26, 2021, Aurora Cannabis Inc. completed a bought deal public offering of units for total gross proceeds of US$137,940,000 pursuant to a prospectus supplement to the company’s short form base shelf prospectus dated October 28, 2020.
On February 4, 2021, BGP Acquisition Corp. completed its initial public offering of 11,500,000 class A restricted voting units at an offering price of US$10.00 per Class A Restricted Voting Unit, for gross proceeds of US$115,000,000.
Granite Real Estate Investment Trust and Granite REIT Inc. complete $288 million offering of stapled units
NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT completes three equity offerings
The Canadian Cancer Society completed its amalgamation with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation following their announcement to merge in October 2016. McMillan LLP was retained on the transaction by the Canadian Cancer Society.
Univar acquires wholesale fertilizer distributor Nexus Ag
G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)
Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Campari) acquired Forty Creek Distillery Ltd.
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