Osler is widely recognized as one of Canada's best law firms for tax. Our 60+ tax planning and tax controversy lawyers operate as an integrated team. Clients involved in complex tax litigation benefit from the specialized expertise of tax planning lawyers. Clients with sophisticated tax planning can leverage the unique perspective of tax litigators. This combination is unique to Osler and allows us to deliver unparalleled advice.
Osler's tax lawyers regularly act in Canada's most complex tax-related transactions. They are integral to the firm's M&A practice, developing innovative approaches and structures for Canadian and foreign multinationals. Lawyers in our pre-eminent tax controversy and litigation practice have argued a number of landmark cases in the Supreme Court of Canada, including successfully arguing the first GAAR case, and the first and only transfer pricing case heard by the Court. Osler is also a leader in transfer pricing dispute resolution and provincial GAAR litigation. Through our New York office, Osler provides U.S. tax advice to Canadian clients with operations in the U.S., and U.S.-based clients with operations in Canada. Osler is recognized for the breadth and depth of its expertise in business law and is consistently ranked as one of Canada's top law firms. We serve our clients through offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver, Ottawa and New York.
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).
Based in Toronto, Goodmans LLP is a leading Canadian full-service business law firm of over 200 lawyers providing legal advice and representation to domestic and foreign business clients. Our tax practice is transaction-driven and focused on providing our clients with dynamic, strategic and practical tax advice in structuring and successfully completing their business transactions. Our tax lawyers have worked on many of Canada's most innovative deals.
Goodmans' core tax strength is its M&A tax practice and all of our partners practice in this area. We specialize in strategic acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity transactions and public company M&A, including going private transactions. Goodmans' tax group provides tax expertise and strategic advice in structuring and implementing sophisticated, innovative corporate finance transactions in domestic, cross-border and international equity and debt capital markets. Goodmans' tax group is also a part of Canada's leading restructuring and insolvency practice and has been consistently involved with Canada's most significant corporate restructurings, insolvencies and recapitalizations.
Goodmans' tax group has particular expertise with cross-border transactions. Much of our tax practice involves the inbound and outbound structuring of international business arrangements and investments, requiring us to work seamlessly with co-counsel in other jurisdictions.
Our market leading practice areas are further bolstered by top-quality expertise in tax dispute resolution and litigation, transfer pricing, commodity tax, executive compensation and trust, estate and personal domestic and international tax planning.
Members of the Blakes Tax group across Canada provide our clients with innovative and effective tax advice in all areas of tax law.
Blakes tax lawyers are recognized both in Canada and internationally as leaders in all areas of Canadian tax, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, corporate finance, international tax, transfer pricing, private equity, structured finance, taxation of investment funds, resource taxation and employee benefits. Blakes commodity tax lawyers have unparalleled expertise in customs, sales tax, and goods and services tax/harmonized sales tax legislation. Blakes tax controversy and litigation lawyers have the depth, experience and expertise necessary to effectively represent our clients' interests in dealing with tax authorities at all levels, including in the courts.