Global law firm Baker McKenzie has added Andrew Boyd to its North America Tax Disputes Practice in Toronto. An experienced tax litigator, Andrew joins the Firm's team of Canada-based tax practitioners advising clients through all stages of controversy.  

Andrew has broad experience at all stages of litigation, including motions, trials and appellate hearings. He has assisted taxpayers litigating the application of federal and provincial GAARs, transfer pricing, sham, window dressing, compliance with complex technical tax provisions, and whether amounts are on income account, capital account, or recognized as ECEs. He has also worked on GST disputes relating to the denial of input tax credits and whether particular services are taxable supplies, as well as on cases defining the limits of the CRA’s powers.

"We are pleased to welcome Andrew to our team," said Salim Rahim, Chair of the North America Tax Practice Group. "With his array of experience, which includes working on some of the most complex tax controversies in Canada, he brings the extensive knowledge and experience that clients seek when they come to us with their most complicated tax disputes."

"Our Toronto-based team is critical to the success of our regional and global tax platform," added Melinda Phelan, member of the Firm's Global Executive Committee and a partner in the Firm's Tax Practice. "To serve as our clients' most trusted tax advisors, it is imperative that we offer the kind of top-tier expertise that Andrew brings in all of our key markets."

Ranked Band 1 by Chambers Global for its work across the Americas, Asia, Africa and Europe, Baker McKenzie's Tax Practice is one of the most highly regarded in the world. One of the largest tax practices globally, with tax practitioners in more than 40 countries, the Practice collaborates across borders and specialties to stay abreast of changing tax landscapes worldwide. The Firm's Tax Disputes Practice has advised clients on managing and mitigating risk in the United States, Canada, Mexico and at state and local levels for more than 40 years. As trusted tax counsel for many of the highest profile tax cases on record, we are well-regarded for litigation and the appeals process.

"Andrew is the fourth partner to join our Toronto team in as many months, which speaks to our growing demand in the Canadian market," said George Avraam, Managing Partner of Baker McKenzie's Toronto office. "He offers the type of specialized knowledge that clients worldwide rely on us for when navigating matters in this jurisdiction, and we are excited to work with him."

"Baker McKenzie offers an unmatched international platform," added Andrew. "I look forward to joining a team of professionals with the breadth and depth to serve as integrated tax counsel to clients doing business on a global scale."

Andrew received his HBA from the University of Waterloo and his J.D. from York University's Osgoode Hall Law School. 
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