Anu Nijhawan provides client-centered and pro-active tax expertise to meet the needs of her clients in their most complex issues. She has extensive experience advising a diverse client base on the income tax aspects of corporate and partnership reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financing transactions, and resource taxation issues. Her practice encompasses all aspects of income tax issues related to international structures for Canadian-based multinational corporations, on investments by non-residents in Canada, and on structuring cross-border acquisitions, divestitures, financings, and derivative transactions. In addition, a significant component of Anu's tax practice is devoted to structuring tax-effective employee and executive compensation programs, including cross-border and domestic stock option plans, phantom unit plans and employee stock purchase trusts.
Chambers Canada 2020
"Anu Nijhawan is praised by clients for her 'impeccable work' and being 'instrumental on tax aspects'"
Anu is continuously recognized as a leading corporate tax lawyer in national and international publications, including Best Lawyers in Canada, Canada Legal Lexpert Directory, Chambers Canada, International Tax Review's Women in Tax Leaders, and Lexology/ILO Client Choice Awards.
Anu has authored numerous articles and presents regularly at tax seminars and conferences on a variety of tax planning topics. Throughout the course of her career, she has taken on leadership roles within the tax community, including currently serving on the Joint Committee on Taxation, through which the Canadian Bar Association and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada interact with senior governmental officials in connection with current and proposed tax legislation. Anu is a former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation, and was the Chair of the Foundation's Conferences Committee. She also serves on Council for the Canadian branch of the International Fiscal Association and is a past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association's Southern Alberta Taxation Specialists section. Anu is a member of the firm's Partnership Board. In addition to her practice, Anu is involved with a variety of charitable and community organizations and currently serves on the grants committee of Education Matters, a charitable trust funding innovative enhancement programs in Calgary public schools.