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Treaty shopping and BEPS considerations in the M&A context

Every acquisition requires careful tax planning early on in the process, especially when dealing with cross border acquisitions. One important consideration when a foreign company plans to acquire a Canadian company is the impact of any tax treaties that currently exist between the two jurisdictions. Tax treaties effectively reduce tax that would be otherwise payable … Continue reading

Tax implications of acquisitions of control

Acquiring control of another company has several tax consequences, many of which are potentially adverse for the acquiring party. It is important to consider them early on in the acquisition process. Generally, an acquisition of control occurs when a person or entity acquires sufficient shares of a company so that they have the right to … Continue reading