Thomas Bauer is co-head of the firm's tax group. He has extensive experience advising clients on income tax matters, with particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, debt restructuring, cross-border transactions and investments, capital markets and structured financings.
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.
"Sources praise his 'very thorough' approach and single out his strength in income taxation and restructuring."
As reported in Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business, clients recognize Thomas for "his great job of solving complex tax issues" and "a balanced and articulate approach to tax risks", and appreciate that "his litigation background is very helpful when developing tax plans".
As reported in Who's Who Legal: Canada, Thomas garners "a lot of respect" among peers who say he is a "brilliant practitioner".
Thomas is a former member of the Joint Committee on Taxation of the Canadian Bar Association and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, and a member of the editorial board of the Canadian Tax Journal. He is also a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation and International Fiscal Association, and a frequent speaker on tax matters at conferences and seminars across Canada.