Kevin Zimka
Partner | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-3363

Kevin practises primarily in the areas of domestic and international corporate tax, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, equity and debt financings, and income tax considerations of partnerships, trusts and other investment vehicles. He has dealt with various inbound and outbound structuring transactions. He has significant experience dealing with tax matters related to mining companies, particularly in the area of flow-through shares. He has also been involved in owner-manager tax planning.

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Recent representative transactions include advising:

  • True Gold Mining Inc. on its acquisition by Endeavour Mining Corporation (value C$240-million)
  • Claude Resources Inc. on its acquisition by Silver Standard Resources Inc. (value C$337-million)
  • Aurizon Mines Ltd. in connection with its defence of a hostile take-over bid by Alamos Gold which resulted in a proposed acquisition of Aurizon by Hecla Mining Company (value C$796-million)
  • Quadra FNX on its acquisition by KGHM Polska (value US$3.6-billion)
  • Red Back Mining Inc. on its acquisition by Kinross Gold Corporation (value C$7.33-billion)
  • Lithium One on its acquisition by Galaxy Resources Limited, including an exchangeable share component for certain eligible investors
  • Brazauro Resources Corporation on the distribution of assets to shareholders and its subsequent acquisition by Eldorado Gold Corporation
  • Canoe Financial, as issuer's counsel, on numerous flow-through limited partnership offerings
  • CGA Mining Limited on the distribution of shares of Ratel Gold Limited to its shareholders
  • NovaGold Resources on the distribution of shares of NovaCopper to its shareholders
PUBLICATIONS
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Co-author: Professional Corporations: May No Longer Benefit from Lowest Tax Rate
BarTalk, Canadian Bar Association British Columbia Branch, April 1, 2017.
Author: Canada Introduces - Debt Parking Rules to Prevent Avoidance of Foreign Exchange Gains
International Updates, International Tax Review, October 2016.
Blakes Bulletin on Commercial Real Estate and Tax, February 17, 2016.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Presenter: Hot Topics and Recent Developments in Tax
Tax Executives Institute Seminar, Vancouver, British Columbia, June 9, 2016.
Presenter: Implementation Issues Arising in Common Corporate Reorganizations
Canadian Tax Foundation, 2015 British Columbia Tax Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 28, 2015.
Presenter: U.S. - Canada Cross Border Tax Considerations
National Society of Accountants Annual Meeting & Expo, Vancouver, British Columbia - August 21, 2015.
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