Tony Zhang



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Tony advises on tax issues affecting various types of investment funds, such as domestic and offshore hedge funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), mutual funds, pooled funds, private equity funds and other alternative funds. His clients include fund managers, securities dealers, portfolio managers, custodians and other participants of the asset management industry. He has experience with fund launches, acquisitions, securities law disclosure, registered plans, ongoing tax compliance and the use of derivative trading strategies.

Tony’s practice also involves corporate income tax matters arising from domestic and cross-border transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, financings, divestitures and reorganizations. He advises on issues affecting both closely-held (e.g., family-owned) and widely-held corporations.

Tony frequently provides advice to financial institutions on their account holder information reporting obligations under the Common Reporting Standard and the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. He also represents taxpayers in their disputes with taxation authorities, such as the Canada Revenue Agency and the Ontario Ministry of Finance.

Prior to joining BLG as an associate, Tony summered and articled with the firm.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Participant, Canadian ETF Association (Tax Committee)
  • Participant, The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (Taxation Working Group)
  • Member, Ontario Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Tax Foundation

Community Involvement

  • Planned Giving Chair, Lifesaving Society of Ontario

Bar Admission & Education

  • Ontario, 2022
  • JD, Faculté de droit Osgoode Hall de l'Université York, 2021
  • BBA (Finance and Accounting), École de commerce Schulich, 2018