David Wilson

David Wilson

Partner, Tax

Contact Information


tel: 514.904.5418



Bar Admission

Quebec, 2014


  • McGill University B.C.L./LL.B.


English, French

David is a partner in the Montréal office and is a member of the taxation group. His practice is broad based and encompasses all aspects of domestic and international tax planning, dispute resolution and litigation.   

David has experience in advising clients on domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, and corporate finance transactions. He also has experience representing clients in disputes with the tax authorities, and throughout the tax litigation process.  

David first joined Osler in 2012 as a summer student and was called to the Québec bar in 2014. He graduated from McGill University, obtaining both a civil law and common law degree.  During his studies, he was involved with the Legal Information Clinic at McGill as a volunteer.

  • BusPatrol

    BusPatrol in its private equity investment from GI Partners

  • Prospector Capital Corp.

    Prospector Capital Corp. in its business combination with LeddarTech for US$ 348 million

  • Caisse de dépôt et Placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et Placement du Québec in its $150 million equity investment

  • Québecor

    Québecor and its wholly-owned subsidiary Videotron Ltd. in their $2.85 billion acquisition of Freedom Mobile Inc. from Rogers Communications Inc. and Shaw Communications Inc.

  • Nasdaq

    Nasdaq in its acquisition of Metrio

  • Circle Cardiovascular Imaging

    Circle Cardiovascular Imaging in its strategic investment from Thoma Bravo

  • BBH Capital Partners

    BBH Capital Partners in its $120 million investment in Synex Group insurance

  • Lattice Semiconductor

    Lattice Semiconductor in its acquisition of Mirametrix Inc.

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and FFL Partners agree to acquire New Look

  • Dialogue Health Technologies Inc.

    Dialogue in its $100 million IPO

  • Textron Inc.

    Textron Inc. in its sale of TRU Simulation Inc + Training Inc., to CAE Inc. for US$40 million

  • J.D. Irving Limited

    J.D. Irving Limited in its successful appeal of Revenu Québec’s reassessments

  • The Stars Group Inc.

    The Stars Group Inc. in its US$15 billion business combination with Flutter Entertainment plc

  • Rideau Inc.

    Rideau in its addition to Engage2Excel Group of Companies

  • Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC

    Smooch Technologies Holdings ULC in its acquisition by Zendesk, Inc.

  • McCall MacBain Foundation

    McCall MacBain Foundation in the establishment of a $200 million scholarship fund for studies at McGill

  • Exclusive Networks

    Exclusive Networks, a portfolio company of Permira, in its acquisition of Fine Tec Canada

  • L Brands

    L Brands with its sale of the La Senza business to Regent LP

  • Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

    Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec in its $200 million investment in Plusgrade

  • Probe Metals Inc.

    Probe Metals Inc. in connection with its $14 million bought deal private placement

  • Nasdaq, Inc.

    Nasdaq, Inc. in connection with the sale of its Public Relations Solutions and Digital Media Services Businesses to West Corporation for approximately US$335 million

  • Les Industries Flexipak Inc.

    Les Industries Flexipak Inc., in connection to the sale of 100% of its shares to Transcontinental Inc.

  • Concentric Agriculture Inc.

    Concentric Agriculture Inc. (previously: Inocucor Technologies Inc.), in connection with the first tranche closing of a Series B financing led by TPG ART

  • Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust

    Nobel Real Estate Investment Trust in relation to its combination with Edgefront REIT

    • Agence du revenu du Québec v. J.D. Irving Limited,  2022 QCCA 241
    • Persistence Capital Partners, in connection with the subscription of Class C Shares in the capital of Rx Drug Mart Inc., a company specializing in the business of acquiring, consolidating and operating pharmacies across Canada.
    • Luxury Retreats International Inc. in its acquisition by Airbnb Inc.
    • Enercon Canada Inc., for certain tax considerations regarding the structuring of its acquisition and investment in a 230 MW wind-farm project in the Niagara region.
    • Discovery Trust, in a tax litigation concerning the provincial residency of a Canadian trust fund.
    • PRO Real Estate Investment Trust, in its acquisition, by way of a plan of arrangement, of Boulevard Industrial REIT, a company listed on the TSX Venture.
    • Canadian counsel to H.I.G. Growth Partners, LLC in connection with acquisition of ConvertStar Incorporated dba Go2mobi.
    • The minority shareholders of iBwave Solutions Inc., an industry leader in design software for in-building wireless solutions for a wide range of customers and integrators, in relation to its sale to Corning Incorporated, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately $28 billion.
    • Sales of interests in four business units of Killick Aerospace Group, including Avatas Aerospace Inc. and Prime Turbines, to VSE Corporation.
    • Radialpoint SafeCare Inc., in relation to the sale of its Technical Security Services Business to AppDirect Canada Inc.
    • Pure Energies Group Inc., in relation to its sale to NRG Energy, Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of approximately $10 billion.
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  • Best Lawyers: Recognized as “One to Watch” in Tax Law
  • Philip F. Vineberg Q.C. Award in Corporate Law and Taxation (McGill Faculty of Law)
  • Yoine Goldstein Book Prize in Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law (McGill Faculty of Law)
  • Dean’s Honour List (2012, 2013, 2014, McGill Faculty of Law)

  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Association de planification fiscale et financière

  • Recent Developments in Canadian Tax, Presentation for Nexia Friedman, 13 November 2017 (in collaboration with Mark Brender).
  • Mathieu v. The Queen: When a Reassessment Results in a Windfall for the Taxpayer, Taxation of Executive Compensation and Retirement, Federated Press: Vol. 24, No. 4, November 2014 (co-authored with Alain Fournier).