Alina Khakhuda

Alina Khakhuda

Associate, Tax

Contact Information

tel: 604.692.2724



Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2017


University of British Columbia, JD

University of British Columbia, BA (Mathematics and Economics)


English, Russian

Alina is an associate in the National Tax Group in the Vancouver office practicing primarily in the area of Canadian domestic and cross-border income tax law. She advises on tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, debt and equity financing, cross-border transactions and international taxation. She also assists in tax dispute resolution.

Alina served as a tax policy officer with the Department of Finance Canada working on matters relating to financial institutions, financial instruments and resident and non-resident trusts.  She also interned at the United Nations in New York.

  • RBC Capital Markets, LLC

    The syndicate of underwriters in the US$2.50 billion bond offering by the Province of British Columbia

  • BDC Capital, Pender Ventures and GroundBreak Ventures

    BDC Capital, Pender Ventures and GroundBreak Ventures in Spark RE Technologies’ US$5 million Series A investment round

  • Beanworks

    Beanworks in its $104 million acquisition by Quadient

  • HYAS

    HYAS in its $20 million Series B financing round

  • ehsAI

    ehsAI in its acquisition by Intelex Technologies

  • Newterra Group Ltd.

    Newterra Group Ltd. in its acquisition by Frontenac

    • Collins Family Trust v. Canada (Attorney General), 2020 BCCA 196 – appeal from an order granting rescission of a declaration and payment of dividends to a discretionary trust on the basis of mistake, in a tax context.
  • Find More

  • Volunteer Lawyer, Access Pro Bono

  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of British Columbia

  • “Special Purpose Vehicles: Where Would Tax Planners Be Without Them – A Comment on Development Securities PLC”, Current Cases feature (2019) 67:4 Canadian Tax Journal  1226-32 (co-author).
  • “Caveat Optionor: Canadian Court Strikes a Blow for Mineral Exploration Companies”, Dentons Newsletter, July 10, 2015 (Taxnet Pro) (co-author).