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Martin A.U. Sorensen


Tax Planning and Tax Litigation Lawyer at Bennett Jones Toronto

T: 416.777.4809

Martin Sorensen's practice focuses on tax planning and tax litigation.

He acts in matters related to corporate and international tax planning, debt financing transactions and foreign entities carrying on business in Canada. Martin also advises on general income tax matters, federal and provincial sales taxes, provincial mining taxes, and payroll taxes.

Martin represents both individual and corporate clients on federal and provincial tax litigation matters, including disputes under the Excise Tax Act, the Income Tax Act, the Corporations Tax Act, the Land Transfer Tax Act and the Employer Health Tax Act.

Martin is a former chair of the Ontario Bar Association (Tax Section) and is a member of the Canadian Tax Foundation, the International Fiscal Association and the Advocates' Society. To complement his practice, he has completed the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants In-Depth Tax Course.

Martin is also currently teaching corporate taxation at the Queen's University Faculty of Law and is a contributing editor to Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships and Trusts, 4th Edition (Thomson Carswell).

Select Experience

  • Counsel to Leyou Technologies Holdings, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company, acquired 39% of Digital Extremes, a video game developer based in London, Ontario, for US$65 million Read more
  • Counsel to the Special Committee of the Board of Directors of Romarco Minerals Inc. in connection with its acquisition by OceanaGold Corporation pursuant to a court approved plan of arrangement for approximately $856 million on a fully-diluted in the money basis. Read more
  • Counsel to Quantum International Income Corp. in connection with its $20 million bought deal short form prospectus offering of subscription receipts led by Mackie Research Capital Corporation and including Canaccord Geunity Corp. Read more

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  • Martin Sorensen, 2016, recognized as one of the world's leading corporate tax lawyers

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