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Peter  Macdonald

Peter Macdonald

Partner, Taxation


Contact Information

pmacdonald@osler.com

tel: 613.787.1017

Office

Ottawa

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2003

Education
  • University of Toronto, LL.B.
  • Wilfrid Laurier University, B.B.A.
Language(s)
English

Peter has a wide-ranging tax litigation and dispute resolution practice, with experience in transfer pricing, international tax and tax structuring.

    • A Canadian corporation in a transfer pricing appeal to the Tax Court of Canada relating to the international sales structure of the corporate group.
    • A Canadian communications corporation in an administrative transfer pricing audit including interviews with the Canada Revenue Agency.
    • Imperial Oil in an application to the Federal Court of Canada relating to remission of tax in respect of the Syncrude Project.
    • A Canadian life insurance corporation in an appeal to the Tax Court of Canada involving the tax treatment of costs incurred during the demutualization process.
    • Multiple Canadian donors in appeals to the Tax Court of Canada involving donations of medical supplies to Canadian charities for distribution to the needy in third world countries.
    • A Canadian communications corporation in an administrative objection to the Canada Revenue Agency regarding the sale of shares of a foreign affiliate.
    • A Canadian food corporation in multiple internal reorganizations designed to enhance tax efficiency.
    • Jubilant Organosys, an Indian pharmaceutical corporation in a $255 million acquisition of the shares of DRAXIS Health Inc..
    • Limited Brands, an American retail corporation, in a $628 million acquisition of the shares of La Senza Corporation.

International Tax Review

  • International Tax Review: Tax Controversy, 2017-2019: recognized as a Highly Regarded lawyer.

Acritas Stars

  • Acritas Stars, 2018: Star Lawyer.

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

  • Litigation Support II – Practice Issues (chapter), Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators, 2009 (co-authored with Ian MacGregor).