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Bennett Jones LLP

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What the team is known for

Bennett Jones is a well-respected law firm with solid tax departments in Calgary and Toronto, offering impressive depth in both its transactional and litigation capabilities, as well as commodity tax. The team is also reputed for its adeptness in restructuring matters, with notable cross-border capabilities. The oil and gas, mining and energy industries are a particular focus of the practice. Its lawyers continue to act for financial institutions and real estate and pharmaceutical companies.

Strengths

One source commended the "well-rounded team" at Bennett Jones, saying: "As a collective, they function seamlessly and have the ability to coordinate and deliver as a united front."
Another said: "They worked very well under high-pressure and high-stakes circumstances. They quickly marshalled any required expertise in different areas to ensure all issues were appropriately analysed."

Work highlights

A Bennett Jones team led by Anu Nijhawan assisted Cenovus Energy with the tax implications of its CAD23.6 billion merger with Husky Energy.

Notable practitioners

Calgary-based Anu Nijhawan advises clients on M&A transactions, financings and refinancings. She has been engaged in a number of standout deals in the energy, construction and power-generation sectors.
"Anu Nijhawan is a very strong technical lawyer; she is very diplomatic in raising issues, and is always available and responds very quickly."

Darcy Moch QC is sought out for his counsel on corporate tax and commercial transactions. He is based in Calgary from where he co-chairs the firm's tax and estates department.
"He is a true tax expert and he is experienced in cross-border scenarios."

Edwin Kroft QC remains one of Canada's pre-eminent tax litigators. He possesses a wealth of contentious experience on issues spanning the enforcement of Canada Revenue Agency settlements, tax exemptions and disputes stemming from transactions.

Calgary-based Gregory Johnson offers diverse tax advice to clients, with a particular practice focus on commercial transactions, including cross-border and offshore restructuring mandates.
"In many cases, he raised tax issues that we had not even considered, along with a plan on how to deal with them." "Gregory Johnson has done a good job stewarding our files."

Calgary-based Jehad Haymour has a practice focused on tax litigation and possesses extensive experience appearing before the country's tax authorities and courts. He acts for major clients in the oil and gas sector.
"Jehad Haymour is a strategic thinker and a clear communicator."

Thomas Bauer provides tax counsel to clients on various issues, including acquisitions and sales, rights offerings and restructurings. He has significant experience acting for clients in the mining sector.

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Tax

Bennett Jones LLP

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Location

4500 Bankers Hall East

855 - 2nd Street SW

Calgary

Alberta

Canada

T2P 4K7

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Canada

Tax


Anu Nijhawan
Band 4
Darcy Moch QC
Band 2
Gregory M Johnson
Band 5
Thomas Bauer
Band 3

Tax: Litigation


Edwin Kroft QC
Band 1
Jehad Haymour
Band 2