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Steve Suarez

Associé

Toronto
SSuarez@blg.com
416.367.6702

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Steve works exclusively on income tax matters, focusing on mergers and acquisitions, inbound and outbound investment, corporate restructurings and audit management, and tax dispute resolution.

He is the founder of www.miningtaxcanada.com, a website devoted to mining-related taxation issues.

Experience

  • Atlas Copco AB on its divisive reorganization and spin-out of Epiroc AB.
  • HollyFrontier Corporation in connection with its acquisition of Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. from Suncor Energy.
  • Health Care REIT in connection with its $1-billion acquisition of HealthLease Properties REIT.
  • Ridley Inc. in its acquisition by way of plan of arrangement by Alltech, Inc.
  • Cynapsus Therapeutics Inc. in connection with its going-private transaction by way of plan of arrangement involving Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • The DOW Chemical Company in connection with the sale of its ownership interest in MEGlobal to EQUATE Petrochemical Company K.S.C. (EQUATE).
  • JLL Partners in connection with its acquisition of Patheon Inc. and concurrent combination with Royal DSM.
  • Agents (co-led by RBC Capital Markets and TD Securities Inc.) in the offering of senior unsecured debentures, Series G of Cameco Corporation.
  • George Weston Limited in connection with its issuance of senior unsecured notes.
  • Dominion Diamond Corporation (formerly Harry Winston Diamond Corporation) in connection with its acquisition of the Ekati diamond mine from BHP Billiton Canada Inc.
  • Parrish & Heimbecker Limited in its acquisitions of Weyburn Inland Terminal Ltd., Thirdcoast Limited and Dover Industries Limited.
  • Softchoice Corporation in connection with its going-private transaction by way of plan of arrangement involving Birch Hill Equity Partners.
  • North American Energy Partners Inc. in connection with the sale of its piling division to Keller Group plc.
  • Eldorado Gold Corporation in its acquisition of European Goldfields Limited.
  • London Stock Exchange Group plc in its proposed merger of equals with TMX Group Inc.
  • Inco Limited on its proposed merger with Phelps Dodge Corporation and subsequent acquisition by Companhia Vale do Rio Doce.
  • Placer Dome Inc. in the unsolicited offer by Barrick Gold Corporation and resulting negotiated merger.
  • BCE Inc. in the formation of Bell Globemedia with The Thomson Corporation and The Woodbridge Company Limited.
  • Adolph Coors Company on its merger with Molson Inc.
  • Walter Energy, Inc. in its acquisition of Western Coal Corp.
  • The Seagram Company Ltd. in its acquisition by Vivendi.
  • Magna International in the going-private transactions of its publicly traded subsidiaries, Tesma, Decoma and Intier Automotive, and in its spin-out of MI Developments Ltd.
  • CanWest Global Communications Corp. in its acquisition of Alliance Atlantis Inc.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Councillor, Canadian branch of International Fiscal Association
  • Co-chair, Toronto Centre Canada Revenue Agency and Tax Professionals Consultation Group
  • Special Advisor, taxation committee of the Mining Association of Canada
  • Member, Business at OECD Committee (BIAC)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2019 edition of Who's Who Legal – Thought Leaders (Corporate Tax - both Advisory and Controversy practice areas).
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2016) editions of Chambers Canada Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tax).
  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2015) editions of Chambers Global The World's Leading Lawyers for Business (Tax).
  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2014) editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Tax) (Most Frequently Recommended).
  • Recognized in the 2018 (and since 2016) editions of Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (the Lexpert/ALM 500) (Corporate Tax).
  • Recognized as a leading Canadian lawyer in the 2019 (and since 2015) editions of the Lexpert®/Report on Business Special Edition on Global Mining.
  • Recognized in the 2019 edition (and since 2015) of the Lexpert®/ROB Special Edition – Canada's Leading Corporate Lawyers.
  • Recognized in the 2018 (and since 2016) editions of The Legal 500 Canada (Tax). Previously recognized in 2015 for Corporate Tax.
  • Selected by peers for inclusion in the 2020 (and since 2015) editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Tax Law).
  • Recognized in the 2019 (and since 2014) editions of Who's Who Legal: Canada (Corporate Tax).
  • Recognized in the 2018 edition of Who's Who Legal — The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (Corporate Tax — both advisory and controversy practice areas).

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 1990
  • New York, 1993
  • Roll of Solicitors (England & Wales), 1994
  • MBA, Ivey School of Business, Université de Western Ontario, 1994
  • JD, Université de Toronto, 1988