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Baker McKenzie

Tax

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What the team is known for

Baker McKenzie is a high-profile multinational law firm with strong tax capabilities in Canada. The firm is particularly respected for its international coordination and handling of cross-border mandates. Its lawyers provide counsel on various contentious matters, including controversies, as well as tax planning and transactions. The team advises a broad range of clients including manufacturers and technology companies.

Strengths

One source emphasised the value of the firm's global platform, saying: "They provide a wide variety of tax services in many key geographical locations, with strong technical expertise across the board."
Others praise the "collaborative team" at Baker McKenzie, with one saying: "The team is well coordinated and has a very professional approach, even when situations become intense."

Work highlights

A team led by Peter Clark acted for Affirm on its CAD340 million acquisition of Paybright.

Notable practitioners

Jacques Bernier is a highly regarded tax litigator with experience in cross-border controversies. Based in Toronto, he leads Baker McKenzie's Canadian tax practice. His clients include prominent blue-chip clients from the pharmaceutical and technology sectors, among others.

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Canada

Tax: Litigation


Jacques Bernier
Band 2