Al-Nawaz practises tax law, with a focus on litigation and dispute resolution. He also advises on various tax planning matters. He represents clients in tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency and provincial tax authorities as well as tax litigation before the Tax Court of Canada, Federal Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada and Ontario Superior Court of Justice. He also represents clients before the Federal Court in respect of judicial reviews and before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in respect of rectification applications.
He has extensive experience in tax dispute resolution, tax litigation, corporate and international taxation. He has acted for clients in tax disputes and transaction tax matters involving various tax issues, including transfer pricing, the general anti-avoidance rule in the federal and provincial context, corporate control, shareholder and employee benefits, deductibility of settlement payments and other types of expenses, residence for tax purposes, and a range of administrative and procedural tax matters (including requirement letters, access to information and privilege related issues).
He has co-taught Introduction to Taxation at the University of Ottawa and was a mooting advisor for the Bowman Tax Court Moot.