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Colena Der

Colena Der

Partner, Taxation


Contact Information

cder@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7049

Office

Calgary

Bar Admission

Alberta, 2009

Education
  • University of Ottawa, LL.B.
  • University of Alberta, B.Sc. (Hons.) (Pharmacology)
Language(s)
English

Colena’s practice focuses on advising Canadian and foreign-based clients on the taxation of mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and employee and executive compensation matters, with an emphasis on the resource, emerging companies and technology sectors.  Her tax practice also includes the settlement of tax disputes with the Canada Revenue Agency.

Colena is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Calgary Bar Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Petroleum Tax Society. She was a former member of the Canadian Tax Foundation - Young Practitioners' Steering Committee (Calgary) and the Past-Chair of the Executive Committee of the Canadian Bar Association’s Taxation Specialists (South). 

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