Laura Scheim

Laura Scheim

Associate, Litigation and Tax

Contact Information

lscheim@osler.com

tel: 514.904.8132

Office

Montréal

Bar Admission

Quebec, 2014

Education

  • McGill University, B.C.L., LL.B.
  • London School of Economics, Masters in Human Rights
  • McGill University, B.A.

Language(s)

French, English, Hebrew

Laura is an associate in the Montreal office, and is a member of both the taxation and litigation groups. Laura’s practice focuses on advising on tax litigation and dispute resolution matters, as well as general civil and commercial litigation and class action defence. Laura regularly represents clients in disputes with the Canadian and Quebec tax authorities from audit through to litigation. She is a graduate of the joint civil and common law program at McGill University, and also holds an honours bachelor degree in political science from McGill, and a master’s degree in human rights from the London School of Economics. During her time at McGill, Laura worked as a legal researcher for the McGill International Criminal Justice Clinic, organized advanced tax seminars and clerked for the Honourable Mr. Justice Allan R. Hilton of the Quebec Court of Appeal. She completed her articling as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Michael J. Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Dean’s Honour List (2011, 2012, 2013, McGill Faculty of Law)
  • Louis H. Rohrlick Memorial Prize in Public International Law (McGill Faculty of Law)

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Barreau du Québec
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • International Fiscal Association
  • Lord Reading Law Society
  • The Advocates Society

Publications/Events/Education

  • “The Proposed Multilateral Instrument: Outstanding Unanswered Questions,” Wolters Kluwer International Tax Newsletter, Report No. 91, December 2016.
  • Karen Sharlow and Laura Scheim, “Artificial Intelligence and the Judiciary”, in Corporate Management Tax Conference, 6A, Toronto, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2019, p. 1-18.
  • Completed CICA In-Depth Tax Program in 2018.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Privilege, Confidentiality & Defensive Tax Practice”, Presentation to Tax Executives Institute Inc. in Montreal, March 21, 2017, with Mary Paterson.