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McCarthy Tétrault Bolsters its Indirect Tax Practice With New Counsel Simon Douville

McCarthy Tétrault welcomes Simon Douville as a counsel in the Toronto Office’s Tax Group. Simon has particular expertise in commodity taxation, including GST/HST, Québec Sales Tax and provincial sales taxes.

Simon will enhance McCarthy Tétrault’s Tax Group’s service offerings for clients on a wide range of matters requiring creative and innovative business solutions to manage their indirect tax obligations. He provides astute tax planning and consulting advice in corporate reorganizations, M&A, and cross-border transactions and advises businesses on their indirect obligations in the course of their operations. Simon will also work closely with our tax controversy and dispute resolution team to help businesses navigate their tax litigation matters. While Simon’s expertise in indirect taxes is broad, he has significant experience in advising taxpayers in the financial services sector on their HST obligations and disputes and is one of the leading experts in Canada in this area.

“Simon joins us at a time when our clients indirect tax considerations are taking on particular significance and when they are constantly being challenged by the CRA. Simon adds significant bench strength to an already strong indirect tax team and we are thrilled to have him join our group,” said Raj Juneja, Co-Head of McCarthy Tétrault’s National Tax Group. “Simon’s high-level of expertise in indirect tax will give our clients creative and innovative options to effectively manage their indirect tax obligations and disputes.”

McCarthy Tétrault’s tax expertise and knowledge of Canada’s tax regime is widely recognized. Our team is distinguished by its winning combination of exceptional experience in tax law planning and in tax disputes, making us a formidable presence in the courtroom and the boardroom. Helping clients navigate the tax aspects of domestic and cross-border public and private mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, financings and securitizations, and other transactions, we bring clarity and pragmatism to complicated tax issues that could otherwise derail business goals. Our expertise encompasses the entire gamut of tax controversies, concerning audits, requests for information, objections, searches and seizures and appeals. In working with us, clients gain a team with experience on some of the most complex tax issues and precedent-setting cases across the country. Learn more about our Tax Practice.

About McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault provides a broad range of legal services, providing strategic and industry-focused advice and solutions for Canadian and international interests. The Firm has substantial presence in Canada’s major commercial centres as well as in New York City and London.

Built on an integrated approach to the practice of law and delivery of innovative client services, the Firm brings its legal talent, industry insight and practice experience to help clients achieve the results that are important to them.

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Marie-France Lettre

Manager, Communications

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