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Gregory  Wylie

Gregory Wylie

Partner, Taxation


Contact Information

gwylie@osler.com

tel: 416.862.5670

Office

Toronto

Bar Admission

Ontario, 1992

Education
  • McGill University, LL.B.
  • Carleton University, B.A. (Hons.)
Language(s)
French, English

Greg provides advice to clients on a wide variety of corporate tax matters. Areas of specialty include, corporate finance transactions including cross-border lending and securitization matters, taxation of partnerships, financial restructuring and bankruptcy and insolvency matters. Greg has acted for clients in the financial services, equity funds, technology, manufacturing and mining sectors among others.

  • Essar Steel Algoma

    Algoma Steel Inc. and certain senior secured term lenders in Canada in Algoma’s acquisition of substantially all the assets of Essar Steel Algoma in connection to a restructuring under the CCAA

  • Pattern Energy Group Inc.

    Pattern Energy Group Inc. in the proposed sale of its interest in the K2 Wind Project to a consortium of investors led by Axium Infrastructure

  • Halo Pharma

    Halo Pharma in connection with its sale to Cambrex for approximately US$425 million

  • Brookfield Infrastructure’s acquisition of Enbridge’s Western Canadian Midstream Business

    The syndicate of lenders and the underwriters in connection with Brookfield Infrastructure’s $4.31 billion acquisition of Enbridge Inc.’s Western Canadian Midstream Business

  • HPS Investment Partners, LLC

    HPS Investment Partners, LLC in its financing to Madison Dearborn Partners for a management led buyout of its minority capital partner

  • Canopy Growth Corporation

    Advising the Initial Purchasers in connection with Canopy Growth’s $600 million convertible debenture offering.

  • Dominion Diamond Corporation

    Lenders and underwriters in the acquisition of Dominion Diamond Corporation by Washington Companies Corp.

  • Ritchie Bros.

    Goldman Sachs and other initial purchasers in the acquisition of IronPlanet by Ritchie Bros. for approximately US$758.5 million

    • Pattern Energy Group Inc. – Investment of US$60 million in Pattern Development and strategic relationship with PSP Investments
    • Canadian counsel to JPMorgan Chase & Co. in the sale of its physical commodities business to Mercuria Energy Group Limited, a global energy and commodities trading company, for $3.5 billion
    • GM Canada in its financial restructuring
    • UBS AG, as lenders’ agent, in the financial restructuring of Arclin Group
    • Bank of Nova Scotia in the cross-border securitization of JohnsonDiversey Canada Inc
    • Hillenbrand Industries in its corporate reorganization and U.S. spin-off
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  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada - Private Funds

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

  • Budget Briefing 2009, Osler Update, January 27, 2009.
  • Recessionary Tax Planning, OBA Taxation Law Seminar, April 16, 2008.
  • Budget Briefing 2008, Osler Update, February 26, 2008.
  • Borrowers and Lenders Should Prepare for Canada’s Elimination of Non-Resident Withholding Taxes on Interest, Osler Update, December 10, 2007.
  • New Protocol to the Canada-US Tax Treaty Signed, Osler Update, September 21, 2007.