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2019 Rising Stars Winners

Congratulations Rising Stars Winners of 2019

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
November 7th, 2019


Joanne Vandale

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


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Joanne plays a leading role in the litigation and resolution of some of the most significant tax disputes in the resource industry and the Western Canadian market. The impact of these disputes extends nationwide as they involve the general anti-avoidance rule (GAAR), cross-border transfer pricing, the scope of research and development tax credits, the tax treatment of stock options and other resource sector issues, such as those affecting offshore East Coast development.


She also has extensive experience advising non-profits on charity registrations, distribution of funds, establishing of endowment funds and settlement of charitable remainder trusts.


Joanne’s experience includes work on Devon Canada Corporation v. The Queen, 2018 TCC 170 – a successful appeal respecting the tax deductibility of stock option surrender payments. This decision was widely relied upon across industry participants.


She is a vital member of Osler’s Calgary tax team and always seeks to bring cohesion to the Group.


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