Patrick is Co-Chair of Osler’s National Tax Group (alongside Edward Rowe), and the former President of the Canadian branch (and former chair of the North American region) of the International Fiscal Association. His practice includes all aspects of corporate income tax with an emphasis on international tax planning, domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations and corporate finance.
Patrick has experience representing clients in various industries including financial services, mining, telecommunications, manufacturing and technology. Patrick has appeared before the Canadian House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance and the Canadian Senate Banking Committee as an expert on international tax matters. Prior to joining Osler, Patrick worked in the Canadian Department of Finance where he was extensively involved in drafting legislation and formulating tax policy related to foreign affiliates, foreign source income and foreign investments.
Patrick is a frequent author and speaker at conferences on various Canadian tax matters and is regularly ranked for his expertise in tax law by Chambers Global, Lexpert Guide to Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada, Best Lawyers in Canada, Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, and Acritas Stars. Patrick received the Bloomberg BNA: Leonard L. Silverstein Award for Distinguished Service in International Tax.