- A Schedule 1 bank in a dispute over the assessment of tens of millions of dollars relating to the use of credit card payment processing systems.
- A global financial institution in a dispute regarding the availability of millions of dollars in tax refunds.
- A global energy company in a dispute regarding the application of the General Anti-Avoidance Rule arising from the acquisition and sale of resource properties in Canada.
- A leading telecommunications company in a dispute regarding the availability of tax credits arising from goodwill coupons offered to customers.
- A public company in a dispute regarding central management control of a foreign subsidiary.
- A public company in a dispute as to whether certain costs were properly on account of income or capital.
- A technology company in a dispute as to the tax consequences of a trust created to hold shares for its employees.
- A financial services company in a dispute as to the tax consequences of a complex investment product.
- A private equity firm in a dispute as to the amount that can be included in its capital dividend account.
- A foreign corporation in a dispute as to the taxability of insurance products sold in Canada.
- One of Canada’s largest charities in a dispute with the CRA over the conduct of an audit.
Teaching and Pro Bono Work
Anu acted as counsel for a national anti-poverty organization in Canada Without Poverty v. Attorney General of Canada, 2018 ONSC 4147, a decision which struck down as unconstitutional a provision of the Income Tax Act which prohibited charities from engaging in non-partisan political speech. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation described this case as a “landmark”, and a “David versus Goliath” win for the client.
Anu is also active in teaching and writing in the profession. He taught trial advocacy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law for several years and has published on various litigation-related topics.
Anu received his law degree with Honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law (top 10% of his class). He also holds a Ph.D. in literature and philosophy from Duke University and an M.A. from the University of Chicago. He is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Advocates Society, the Canadian Bar Association, the Ontario Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the South Asian Bar Association.