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Andrew  Kingissepp

Andrew Kingissepp

Partner, Taxation


Contact Information

akingissepp@osler.com

tel: 416.862.6507

Office

Toronto

Areas of Expertise
Bar Admission

Ontario, 1984

Education
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.
Language(s)
English

Andrew specializes in taxation with a focus on dispute resolution at the audit and notice of objection levels (this includes transfer pricing) and also tax litigation.  Andrew has written and presented papers on a number of income tax subjects at various seminars and conferences. He is the Canadian correspondent for the Journal of International Taxation and has written extensively for that publication and others. Andrew has also presented on income tax issues at various conferences and seminars.

    • Representing numerous clients in large income tax disputes at both the audit and appeals levels, at both the federal and provincial levels and at Competent Authority.
    • Representing numerous clients in disputes involving the Canada Revenue Agency GAAR Committee at the audit and appeals level
    • Advising numerous clients on their rights regarding access by Canada Revenue Agency to confidential documents, including accounting working papers, and advising on the scope of privilege and other available means to protect confidentiality (this included advice to leading financial institutions in recent litigation over requirements relating to unnamed third persons).
    • Advising numerous clients on their rights in obtaining information from the Canada Revenue Agency.
    • Representing numerous clients in submissions to the Canada Revenue Agency’s Transfer Pricing Review Committee and in other transfer pricing matters, including appeals and competent authority representation.
    • Representing clients in seeking legislative relief from the Department of Finance.

Lexpert

  • The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2017: Repeatedly Recommended, Litigation - Corporate Tax.
  • The Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-border Litigation Lawyers in Canada, 2017: Litigation - Corporate Tax.

International Tax Review

  • International Tax Review: Tax Controversy, 2016-2019: recognized as a Highly Regarded lawyer.

Best Lawyers

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada, 2019, Tax Law.

Expert Guides

  • Expert Guides: The Legal Media Group Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers, 2018: Transfer Pricing.

  • Canadian correspondent for Journal of International Taxation
  • Canadian Petroleum Tax Society
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Member of Toronto Centre Tax Professionals Working Group

  • “Implications of the OECD Business Restructuring Guidelines for Canadian Transfer Pricing Audits”, 16th Annual Transfer Pricing Conference, Infonex, March 6-7, 2012
  • “Privilege Update – Trilogy of Canadian Cases Confirms the Functional Approach”, Journal of International Taxation, April, 2012
  • “Protecting Privileged Documents”, 14th Managing Tax Audits & Investigations Course, Federated Press, May 14-15, 2012
  • “Taxpayer Access to Government Papers and Government Access to Taxpayer Papers” (paper), “Access to Information During Tax Audits” (presentation), Tax Compliance: Administration and Dispute Resolution Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, June 6-7, 2012
  • “Transfer Pricing Audits”, 8th Understanding Canada/U.S. Transfer Pricing Course, Federated Press, Nov. 5-6, 2012
  • “Protecting Privileged Documents”, 16th Managing Tax Audits & Investigations, Federated Press, June 13-14, 2013
  • “Recent Developments in Managing Income Tax Audits and Appeals”, Client Seminar, February 27, 2014
  • “Managing Canadian Large Corporations Appeals”, Journal of International Taxation, December, 2014.
  • “Managing Appeals from Income Tax Reassessments”, Toronto Young Practitioners Group Meeting, Canadian Tax Foundation, April 14, 2015