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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.



News


Directorships & Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Education & Admissions

2008
Called to the Ontario bar
2009
MJurUniversity of Oxford
2007
BCL / LLB McGill University
2003
BA McGill University

Publications

Insights (20 Posts)

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Structuring Private Equity Real Estate Funds in Canada

This bulletin provides an overview of structuring private equity real estate funds in Canada.

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Sep 6, 2022
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Budget 2022: Significant Changes to the Administration of Charities are on the Horizon

Significant Changes to the Administration of Charities

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Apr 12, 2022
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Practical Considerations for Structuring Private REITs

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.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
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Budget 2021: Immediate Expensing for CCPCs, Accelerated CCA for Clean Energy Equipment, and Rate Reductions for Zero-Emission Technology Manufacturers

The Federal government announced a number of tax proposals in Budget 2021 attempting to encourage targeted business investment in the "green economy".

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Apr 23, 2021
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Thinking About Real Estate in Canada? Practical Considerations for Structuring a Private REIT

Thinking About Real Estate in Canada? Practical Considerations for Structuring a Private REIT

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Jul 30, 2020
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Government Proposes Fundamental Changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

This article provides a detailed analysis of the proposed changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy announced by the Government on July 17, 2020.

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Jul 21, 2020
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Implementing a Cap on Employee Stock Option Deductions

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.

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Jul 16, 2020
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9 Things You Should Do Right Now to Protect Your Franchise System During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips to help franchisors mitigate risks that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic and how to prepare for future emergency business interruptions

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May 13, 2020
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The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy: Increased Assistance on the Horizon

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy offers government subsidies of up to 75% of qualifying employee wages.

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Apr 13, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on your Workforce in Canada

This webinar is designed to provide clarity on a range of employment law topics and cover up to the minute government programs.

Apr 8, 2020
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Finance Puts the Brakes on Proposed Employee Stock Option Amendments

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.

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Dec 19, 2019
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Budget 2019: CRA Refines Mutual Fund Allocation to Redeemers Methodology and Tightens Rules on TFSAs

Budget 2019, released on March 19, 2019, proposes new rules to combat tax strategies perceived by the Government

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Apr 1, 2019
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Budget 2018: Federal Government Targets Transactions by Financial Institutions

Budget 2018 continues the Government's effort to prevent corporate taxpayers (in particular, financial institutions) from engaging in certain transactions.

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Mar 12, 2018
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Budget 2017: Timing of Recognition of Gains and Losses on Derivatives

Budget 2017: Timing of Recognition of Gains and Losses on Derivatives

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Mar 29, 2017
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Budget 2016: Reversal of Previously Announced Tax Exemption for Charitable Donations

Budget 2016: Reversal of Previously Announced Tax Exemption for Charitable Donations

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Mar 31, 2016
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Budget 2016: New Rules Governing the Taxation of “Switch Fund” Shares

Budget 2016 – New Rules Governing the Taxation of “Switch Fund” Shares

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Mar 31, 2016
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Number of Voluntary Disclosures Continues to Increase

Number of Voluntary Disclosures Continues to Increase

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Feb 2, 2016
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Windfalls in the Tax Court

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.

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Aug 20, 2015
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Budget 2015: Incentivizing Charitable Giving and Easing Investment Restrictions on Charities and RCAAAs

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".

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Apr 28, 2015
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Budget 2013: international tax compliance

Budget 2013: international tax compliance

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Mar 26, 2013

Deals & Cases (9 Posts)

Featured Insight

Aurora Cannabis Inc. Completes US$137.9 Million Cross-Border Bought Deal Offering

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.

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Feb 23, 2021
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BGP Acquisition Corp. completes US$115 million IPO

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.

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Feb 17, 2021
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Granite Real Estate Investment Trust and Granite REIT Inc. complete $288 million offering of stapled units

Granite Real Estate Investment Trust and Granite REIT Inc. complete $288 million offering of stapled units

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Nov 24, 2020
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NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT completes three equity offerings

NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT completes three equity offerings

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Dec 19, 2019
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Canadian Cancer Society Amalgamates with Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

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.

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Feb 9, 2019
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Univar acquires wholesale fertilizer distributor Nexus Ag

Univar acquires wholesale fertilizer distributor Nexus Ag

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Mar 22, 2016
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G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

G3 Global Grain Group buys majority stake in G3 Canada Limited (formerly The Canadian Wheat Board)

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Jul 30, 2015
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Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. acquires Forty Creek Distillery Ltd.

Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A. (Campari) acquired Forty Creek Distillery Ltd.

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Jun 2, 2014
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RSA Canada Acquires GCAN Insurance from Teachers’

RSA Canada Acquires GCAN Insurance from Teachers'

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Jan 7, 2011