Former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal Marc Noël joins Osler

The Honourable Marc Noël, KC

September 19, 2023

Marc Noel

Osler is pleased to welcome the Honourable Marc Noël as a partner in our National Tax Practice. Based in the Ottawa office, Marc brings unmatched experience and a judicial perspective to our tax disputes and litigation team for the benefit of our clients in both English and French.

Marc’s remarkable legal career began as an accomplished tax lawyer in Montréal and culminated with his service as Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal since 2014. In his 25 years on that Court, Justice Noël authored leading tax decisions on the interpretation and application of both the technical and avoidance provisions of the Income Tax Act as well as the scope of the Minister’s audit powers. Justice Noël’s contributions to the jurisprudence have shaped Canadian tax law and continue to significantly influence the practice of taxation in Canada.

“Marc’s distinguished tenure on the Federal Court of Appeal, combined with his deep understanding of the Canadian tax system, offers a unique perspective and insight that will enhance our ability to advise and advocate for our clients,” says Al Meghji, partner and head of Osler’s tax disputes and litigation practice. “Working together with us, Marshall Rothstein and Marc Noël provide a wealth of expertise and judgment that is without parallel in the market and will allow Osler’s clients to maintain a leading edge in navigating the challenges of our evolving tax landscape.”

Osler is consistently recognized as having the leading Tax Disputes and Litigation practice in Canada. From our offices in Toronto, Montréal, Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver, our tax disputes lawyers and litigators operate on a fully integrated basis with our National Tax Group, which is ranked Band 1 by Chambers Canada and recognized as a Tier 1 firm in International Tax Review’s World Tax Guide 2024.