Alina Tamm

Alina is an associate in the National Tax Group in the Vancouver office practicing primarily in the area of Canadian domestic and cross-border income tax law. She advises on tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, debt and equity financing, cross-border transactions and international taxation. She also assists in tax dispute resolution.

Alina served as a tax policy officer with the Department of Finance Canada working on matters relating to financial institutions, financial instruments and resident and non-resident trusts.  She also interned at the United Nations in New York.


Representative Work

  • ProShop ERP

    ProShop ERP (Adion Systems Inc.) in its CAD$42 million growth investment from Mainsail Partners

  • Winterlight Labs

    Winterlight Labs in its £7.0 million business combination with Cambridge Cognition Holdings plc

  • AFARA

    AFARA in its acquisition by EY Canada

  • Canalyst

    Canalyst in its acquisition by Tegus

  • Reamined Systems Inc.

    Reamined in its $45.9 million acquisition by Information Services Corporation

  • Collins Family Trust v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 BCCA 196 – appeal from an order granting rescission of a declaration and payment of dividends to a discretionary trust on the basis of mistake, in a tax context.

Awards and Recognition

  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Tax Law

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Access Pro Bono

Speaking and Writing

Published Work

  • “Special Purpose Vehicles: Where Would Tax Planners Be Without Them – A Comment on Development Securities PLC”, Current Cases feature (2019) 67:4 Canadian Tax Journal  1226-32 (co-author).
  • “Caveat Optionor: Canadian Court Strikes a Blow for Mineral Exploration Companies”, Dentons Newsletter, July 10, 2015 (Taxnet Pro) (co-author).

Credentials

Education

  • University of British Columbia, JD
  • University of British Columbia, BA (Mathematics and Economics)

Languages

  • English
  • Russian

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia