Trade Law and Customs practice leader Canada for EY/EY Law. Represents clients on international trade law (AD/CV) and WTO matters. Appears before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, Tax Court of Canada as well as the Customs and VAT Authorities. Also advises on cross-border GST matters (VAT), excise taxes, customs value and tariff classification, and export controls/sanctions.
Law Society of Upper Canada; Past Chair, CBA Trade, Customs & Sales Tax Section; IBA Vice-Chair International Sales Committee.
Industry expertise includes primary industries (Steel), financial services, non-profit sector and Direct Sellers industry. Recent cases include Global Cash Access v. HMQ (FCA 2013) (GST Financial Services) and Carbon Steel Piling Pipe, 2013 and Line Pipe 2016, Piling Pipe 2018, CSWP 2018 (CITT-AD). Recognized by Chambers Global, Lexpert/American Lawyer Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert Guide to Litigation in Canada, and the International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers. Chair of invitation only CPA GST Leaders Forum.
2017 EY Guide to GST; 2016 CPA Symposium, Insurance taxes 2016; IPT (U.S.); 2016/2017 TEI and IBA Annual Conferences.
Education: Hague Academy of International Law (1982), Harvard Law (LLM, cum laude, 1982), University of Western Ontario (LLB, gold medalist, 1981)