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