Nicolas’ practice focuses on dispute resolution and litigation in Federal, Provincial and real-estate tax matters, as well as in GST/HST/QST. He challenges information requests, searches and seizures, reassessments and collection measures. Nicolas’ practice also includes related administrative law issues. He oversees a significant practice in local and international voluntary disclosures, as well.
Nicolas has appeared before all levels of Court in Canada in tax matters, pleading both in English and French. He has argued a number of high-profile evaluation and expropriation cases before the Québec Administrative Tribunal.
For the last few years, Nicolas has been at the forefront of the tax and regulatory issues raised by the sharing economy and electronic commerce and he has implemented innovative tax solutions with tax authorities for the world’s leading sharing economy platforms.
Nicolas’ work in the tax and technology space has been awarded an innovation prize by the Financial Times and has received a number of other recognitions.
Nicolas has been recognized by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Best Lawyers in Canada, both the International Tax Review's Tax Controversy Leaders and Indirect Tax Leaders guides, Taxnet Pro’s Tax Experts Directory, and the APFF Experts Directory. He is a frequent speaker, including for the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Association de planification fiscale et financière (APFF).
FT Innovative Lawyers Awards North America
Innovation in Collaboration
The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Repeatedly Recommended: Litigation - Corporate Tax
Best Lawyers in Canada
Leading lawyer in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Tax Law
International Tax Review: Indirect Tax Leaders
Indirect Tax Leader: Tax
Tax Controversy Leaders 2017