Mr Thomas Bauer > Bennett Jones LLP > Toronto, Canada > Lawyer Profile

Bennett Jones LLP
PO BOX 130

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Partner, Co-Head of Tax


Thomas is co-chair of the firm’s tax group. He has extensive experience advising clients on income tax matters, with particular emphasis on the tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, structured financings, income trusts and cross-border transactions. Thomas also represents clients in disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency, both at the audit and appeals levels, and has appeared as counsel in numerous cases before the Tax Court of Canada and Federal Court. As reported in Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, clients recognize Thomas for a “balanced and articulate approach to tax risks” and appreciate that “his litigation background is very helpful when developing tax plans”. Thomas is a frequent speaker on tax matters, and has written and presented papers at conferences and seminars across Canada. He is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and the International Fiscal Association.


University of Western Ontario, BA, 1982 | University of Western Ontario, MBA, 1988 | University of British Columbia, LLB, 1992, gold medallist

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Canada > Tax

(Leading individuals)

Thomas BauerBennett Jones LLP

Bennett Jones LLP‘s practice offers tax planning advice, as well as transactional and tax controversy support. Non-contentious strengths include advising on tax aspects of M&A, divestitures and other business ventures, while on the contentious side, the group regularly represent clients in negotiations with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities, and in tax appeals. The practice is co-led by Toronto-based contentious and non-contentious practitioner Thomas Bauer, and Calgary-based tax planning specialist Anu Nijhawan. Alongside them, on the contentious side, tax litigation head Edwin Kroft KC works from both the Vancouver and Toronto offices; Calgary-based Jehad Haymour completes the leadership team. Also in Calgary, partner Darcy Moch is noted for his international tax planning expertise.