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Lawson Lundell LLP

Gareth O. Williams

Gareth O. Williams

Partner

Expertise

  • Commercial Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Taxation

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

Profile
Gareth is an associate with our Tax Group. He brings 9 years of tax experience to the group having worked at Deloitte & Touche LLP, as the Director of Tax for a private real estate company, and most recently as a Senior Tax Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Gareth obtained his legal education in the UK prior to coming to Canada in 2003.

He advises clients in various industries including mining, forestry and real estate, from large private BC-based companies to international public companies. He has in-depth experience of oil & gas taxation, serving large multi-national clients in this area. He also assists clients with personal tax and estate planning.

Gareth's experience includes:

mergers and acquisitions work, focusing on tax due diligence for resident and non-resident purchasers of Canadian corporations
drafting step plans and tax memos for various reorganizations including estate freezes, re-freezes, refinancing, and management buy outs
drafting step plans for corporate reorganizations, windups and amalgamations
advising on the tax aspects of debt restructuring
outbound investment into the EU

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (2015)

Education

Birkbeck College, University of London (LL.B., 2002)
The College of Law, London (Diploma, Legal Practice, 2003)
CICA In-Depth Tax Course (2006)
Areas of Practice

Commercial Law | Mergers & Acquisitions | Taxation

Professional Career

Professional Associations

Canadian Tax Foundation, Member
CICA In-Depth Tax Course, Tutor (2007-2013)

Articles

BC Budget Update - Hidden Treasure (February 18, 2015)

Envision: Implications for Canadian Corporations Contemplating a Merger (September 27, 2013), Author


Blogs

Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

The Business Law Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...

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