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Thomas A. Bauer

Partner, Co-Head of Tax

M&A, Corporate Reorganization, and Income Trust Tax Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.6540

Thomas Bauer is co-chair 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, cross-border transactions and investments, capital markets, income trusts 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.

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".

Thomas is a 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.

Select Experience

  • Crius Energy Trust, in connection with completing the acquisition of remaining interest in Crius Energy, LLC Read more
  • The underwriters of TMAC Resources Inc. led by BMO Capital Markets in connection with the $92 million public offering of common shares of TMAC, which included a $32 million secondary offering of common shares by Resource Capital Fund VI L.P.
  • Counsel to a syndicate of underwriters co-led by TD Securities Inc. and Clarus Securities Inc. in connection with a $28.75 million bought deal prospectus offering of Continental Gold Inc., completed in May 2016.

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Recent Recognitions

  • 2017, Chambers Canada

    Thomas A. Bauer, ranked, Tax

    "He has an excellent command of Canadian law and a pretty deep bench of Canadian cases. He is also incredibly thorough, and very detail-oriented."
  • 2017, The Legal 500 Canada

    Thomas A. Bauer, recommended, Tax

    "extremely responsive and professional"
  • 2017, Chambers Global

    Thomas A. Bauer, ranked, Tax

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