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Lawson Lundell LLP

Reinhold G. Krahn

Reinhold G. Krahn

Partner

Expertise

  • Taxation
  • Venture Capital

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

Profile
Reinhold advises clients on both international and domestic income taxation matters, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, and cross-border transactions. He regularly provides taxation and structuring advice to large institutions and pension funds as well as large public and private clients on multi-billion dollar transactions. Reinhold has extensive experience in structuring complex financial transactions relating to investments across Canada, the United States, South America, Europe and Asia in a variety of fields, including resources, real estate and large industry.

Reinhold also has extensive experience in structuring tax efficient investment structures for foreign investors acquiring and making investments and acquisitions in Canada.

Reinhold is a partner in our Vancouver office and is the group leader of our Tax Law group. Prior to practicing law, Reinhold received his B.Sc. (Hon) in Physics from UBC and worked as a physicist in high-temperature superconductivity for a number of years.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (1993)

Education

University of British Columbia (B.Sc., 1988)
University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1992)
Areas of Practice

Taxation | Venture Capital

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Advisor to major western Canadian public sector pension plans and government investment entities with respect to investments in various domestic and international private equity funds and investments

Advisor to consortium of investors in acquisition of UK water utility assets with transaction value in excess of £8 billion

Advisor to investors in acquisition of US natural gas fired electricity generating assets with transaction value in excess of $5 billion

Advisor to investors in multiple acquisition of partnership interests and other US energy related assets with aggregate transaction values in excess of $10 billion

Advisor to Corix (formerly Terasen Water Utility) and group of investors in acquisition of water utility assets

Advisor to an investor group acquiring energy related tank and storage assets in Alberta and Saskatchewan

Advisor and lead tax legal counsel to Westshore Income Fund in the formation of its income fund which, at the time, was the largest income fund in Canada at a $890 million offering

Advisor to investors in the acquisition of real estate based assets in Brazil and Mexico

Advisor to joint venture between Japanese and Canadian pulp and paper companies in corporate reorganization of assets with transaction value exceeding $1 billion

Lead tax counsel on numerous M&A transactions consistently involving transactions in the hundreds of millions of dollars

Assisted provincial governments in the drafting and preparation of taxation legislation including legislation relating to the taxation of the mining and resource sectors

Advisor on the successful $1.2 billion takeover of Canadian Hotels Income Properties REIT

Advisors to both issuing corporations and underwriters with respect to various public offering of securities

Advisor to mining and resource corporations with respect to mergers, acquisitions and investments in Canadian and foreign resources

Represented international shipping, trading and manufacturing clients in regard to transfer pricing matters and dispute resolution with the Canada Revenue Agency

Advisor to multiple income fund trustees on the restructuring of assets

Advisor to investors located in the PRC in the investment of oil related assets in Alberta

Advisor to clients in the PRC relating to structuring resource based investments in Canada and the United States


Professional Associations

Recognition and Ranking
*Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized for tax law
*Best Lawyers: Tax Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver for 2013
*Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2015: repeatedly recommended as a Leading Practitioner for corporate tax
*Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated

Articles

"Proposed Amendments to Section 892 Regulations" (November 2, 2011), Co-Author

Cross Border Tax Issues (December 6, 2000)


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