Alan Kenigsberg - Cross-border tax lawyer

Alan Kenigsberg

Partner, Tax

Key Contact: International Trade and Investment

Contact Information

tel: 416.862.6659



Alan is a partner in the firm’s Tax Group, and is the head of Osler’s customs, commodity tax and trade practice. His practice focuses on planning and advising clients with respect to commodity taxation (including Goods and Services Tax, Harmonized Sales Tax and provincial sales taxes), customs, import/export controls, controlled goods, excise taxes, fuel taxes, cross-border taxation issues and transfer pricing. In addition to tax planning and advising clients on starting businesses and carrying on business in Canada, Alan’s practice encompasses tax dispute resolution, negotiating voluntary disclosures for clients (sales tax, customs and export controls), obtaining export permits, providing client training seminars on sales tax issues, customs issues, and export controls and compliance, and conducting customs and North America Free Trade Agreement compliance audits.

  • Fiera Foods Company

    Fiera Foods in its Successful Appeal from a Canada Revenue Agency ITC Reassessment

  • Pagefreezer Software Inc.

    Pagefreezer Software Inc. in its acquisition of the X1 Social Discovery Product from X1 Discovery Inc.

  • First Quality Enterprises LLC

    First Quality Enterprises in its acquisition of Domtar’s Pulp and Paper Mill in Dryden, Ontario

  • CNH Industrial

    CNH Industrial in its agreement to acquire Hemisphere GNSS for $175 million

  • Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd

    Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co. in its US$ 100 million sale to Ellimist Singapore Pte. Ltd.

  • Signal 1

    Signal 1 in its collaboration with Unity Health Toronto and TD Bank Group along with its US$10 million Seed financing

  • Assembly Digital

    Assembly Digital in its acquisition by St. Joseph Communications


    MOSCOT in the opening of its first Canadian location

  • TransUnion

    TransUnion in its $638 million acquisition of Sontiq

  • Rubikloud

    Rubikloud in its US $60 million acquisition by Kinaxis

  • KKR

    Acting for KKR and AIMCo in their joint acquisition of a combined 65% equity interest from TC Energy in the $6.8B Coastal GasLink Pipeline Project

  • SemCAMS Midstream ULC

    SemCAMS Midstream ULC in its 50/50 joint venture with TransAlta Corporation to develop Kaybob South Cogen Facility

  • KANATA Energy Group

    KANATA in its joint venture with TAQA North to expand the Valhalla Facility

  • TD Bank

    TD Bank in connection with Air Canada’s acquisition of Aimia Canada

  • Regis Corporation

    Regis Corporation in connection with its sale and subsequent franchise of substantially all of its mall-based salons in Canada.

  • ConocoPhillips

    ConocoPhillips in connection with its agreement to sell its interest in the Clyden oil sands to Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil Canada for approximately $751 million.

  • Find More

  • Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized in Tax: Indirect Tax
  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Recognized in Commodity Tax, Customs
  • The Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Commodity Tax
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized in Tax Law
  • Legal 500: Recognized in Tax Law
  • International Tax Review: Recognized in Indirect Tax; Highly Regarded Lawyer; Americas “North America Indirect Tax Practice Leader of the Year” 2020
  • GST Leaders Forum: Member (by invitation only)

  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association: National Commodity Tax, Customs and Trade Section
  • Executive Committee, American Bar Association: State and Local Tax Section, and Chair of its Foreign Lawyers’ Committee
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Member, International Fiscal Association
  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association: CRA Liaison Committee