McCarthy Tétrault advises on Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year

Toronto, September 20, 2016 – On Thursday evening at the International Tax Review (ITR) 11th Americas Tax Awards in New York, a transaction McCarthy Tétrault acted on as counsel received the Capital Markets Tax Deal of the Year Award.

In the winning transaction, McCarthy Tétrault acted for Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) on its $1.5 billion US convertible share investment in Bombardier Transportation’s then-newly created holding company, BT Holdco, announced on November 19, 2015. Christian Meighen and Marie-Soleil Landry, from the firm’s Tax Group in Montreal and Québec City, who both worked on the transaction, accepted the award on the firm’s behalf in New York. the firm also recognizes the close collaboration of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, a London-based international law firm, in concluding this significant transaction.

“To receive such an accolade on the international stage is a strong reflection of our firm’s unwavering commitment to providing our national and international clients with innovative and progressive solutions that make sense,” says Patrick McCay, McCarthy Tétrault’s National Practice Group Leader, Tax. “ Further, the deal we are being recognized for is an excellent example of our firm’s value-driven, creative and client-focused team approach.”

McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group is distinguished as one of Canada’s top-ranked tax practices. With more than 40 lawyers across Canada, the group has extensive experience advising leading national and multinational companies on a variety of tax-related matters including planning and disputes.

International Tax Review is a prominent and trusted source of news and analysis for tax industry leaders. The Americas Tax Awards recognize the most innovative tax and transfer pricing advice and the leading in-house teams, firms and individuals in North, Central and South America between June 2015 and June 2016.

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