John O'Connor

John O'Connor Tax Counsel

Speaking Engagements
  • “Foreign Affiliate Dumping: Selected Issues”, The Canadian Tax Foundation's 69th Annual Tax Conference, Toronto, November 2017.
  • “Exchangeable Share Transactions”, 20th Taxation of Corporate Reorganization hosted by Federated Press, January 26, 2016.
  • “Section 100 Considerations”, Pension Fund Investment Tax Roundtable, May 26, 2015.
  • “Tax Issues in Selling to Tax-Exempts” and “Structuring Earn-out Transactions”, Tax Executives Institute's “M&A Day”, February 17, 2015.
  • “Exchangeable Share Transactions”, 19th Taxation of Corporate Reorganization, Federated Press, January 20, 2015.
  • “Treaty shopping and the 2014 Federal Budget: What should you and your clients expect from the federal government in terms of measures restricting treaty shopping?”, Ontario Bar Association’s Critical Developments in International Tax Law, April 17, 2014.
  • “Statutory Interpretation”, Canadian Tax Foundation's 65th Annual Tax Conference, November 24-26, 2013.
  • “Thin Capitalization: Present, Past and Future”, Young IFA Network webinar, April 4, 2013.
  • “Inbound Financing and Investments”, discussing current issues for effective tax planning of inbound investments under the Fifth Protocol (e.g., understanding the limitations on benefits provisions, use of hybrid entities and the anti-hybrid rule, current planning structures); withholding tax considerations for financing transactions; thin capitalization considerations and “taxable Canadian Property” rules, Acumen Taxation of Corporate Finance and Financial Structures Conference, June 5-6, 2012.