D’Arcy Schieman

D’Arcy Schieman

Partner, Taxation

Contact Information


tel: 416.862.5977



Bar Admission

Ontario, 2002


  • University of Western Ontario, LL.B.
  • McMaster University, B.Eng. & Mgt.



D'Arcy advises on both litigation and planning matters. A significant portion of his practice is focused on Canadian commodity taxes and customs duties, including the GST, HST and provincial sales taxes. D’Arcy has appeared before both the Federal Court of Appeal and the Tax Court of Canada in significant GST and income tax cases. He has also recently been appointed to the Ontario Government’s HST Implementation Panel.

  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.

    JP Morgan Chase & Co. in its acquisition of WePay Inc.

  • The Toronto-Dominion Bank

    The Toronto-Dominion Bank in the sale of its indirect home improvement financing assets to Financeit and Concentra

  • Recent significant litigation matters include:

    • Canadian Medical Protective Association
    • General Motors of Canada Limited
    • President’s Choice Bank
    • Toronto-Dominion Bank
    • Royal Bank of Canada
    • The Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology
    • Shopper’s Drug Mart Limited
    • Petro-Canada
    • ExxonMobil Canada Ltd
    • Canada Trustco Mortgage Company
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  • International Tax Review: Recognized in Indirect Tax and as a Highly Regarded lawyer

  • Whitby Soccer Club, Board of Directors, Member

  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ontario Tax Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation

  • Ontario Announces HST Transition Rules, Osler Update, October 15, 2009.
  • Harmonization of Canadian Commodity Taxes, BNA Tax Management International Journal, June 12, 2009.
  • Ontario Announces Sales Tax Harmonization with Goods and Services Tax, Osler Update, April 1, 2009 (co-authored with Sean Aylward).
  • Servicing of Securitized Mortgages Exempt from Canada’s VAT, Tax Court Rules, Osler Update, January 25, 2005.
  • Recent Commodity Tax Cases, 2004 CICA Commodity Tax Symposium, October 4, 2004 (co-authored with Sean Aylward).