ITR Recognizes Osler Tax Expertise with Awards for National Tax Firm of the Year and M&A Tax Deal of the Year

Patrick Marley, Dov Begun

Sept 17, 2015

At the International Tax Review’s Americas Tax Awards, held on September 17, Osler was named National Tax Firm of the Year – Canada and won big for its role advising Tim Hortons in connection with its $12.5 billion merger with Burger King Worldwide, which created the world’s third largest quick service restaurant. The cross-border deal was Canada’s largest M&A transaction of 2014, and the resulting global company is based in Canada, the largest market of the combined organization. Tax partners Patrick Marley and Dov Begun were part of the Osler team that advised Tim Hortons on all legal aspects of the landmark transaction.


International Tax Review selects winners based on a firm’s innovation and impact. Winning firms are celebrated for bringing new thinking to solutions for its clients and helping them achieve their objectives. Noted for its innovation, the Tim Hortons/Burger King merger agreement contained, in addition to financial terms, unprecedented deal terms that achieved maximum deal certainty for Tim Hortons and its stakeholders.  
To view a full list of all honorees, as well as award methodology, please visit International Tax Review.



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