Ian Caines
Partner | Toronto
Toronto: 416-863-5277

Ian practises in all areas of domestic and international income tax law, including mergers and acquisitions, reorganizations, financings and restructurings, investment products and tax disputes matters. Ian is also interested in the implications of technology for law and has worked with a technology start-up business developing new tools for legal practice.

Prior to joining Blakes, Ian was a visiting fellow at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and practised for two years with a prominent New York-based international law firm.

SELECT EXPERIENCE
  • Advising underwriters in connection with a C$1.54-billion financing by Hydro One

  • Advising Edgefront REIT in connection with its combination with Nobel REIT

  • Advising Warburg Pincus funds in connection with acquiring a majority interest in SCM Insurance Services

  • Advising ENC Capital in connection with various sale transactions

  • Advising Lazard Ltd. in connection with its acquisition of Verus Partners

  • Advising UnitedHealth Group on its subsidiary OptumRx’s combination with Catamaran Corporation

  • Advising McKeil Marine in connection with an investment from TorQuest Partners

  • Advising Safeway Inc. in connection with the sale of its Canadian operations to Sobeys Inc.

PUBLICATIONS
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Canadian Tax Focus, Canadian Tax Foundation, May 2018.
Canadian Tax Focus, Canadian Tax Foundation, February 2017.
Conference Report 2016, Report of Proceedings of the Sixty-Eighth Tax Conference, Ch. 35, pp. 1-26, Canadian Tax Foundation, 2017.
Author: Canada: Important Deadline Approaching under Canada's "upstream loan" Rules
International Tax Review, International Correspondents: Canada, p. 60, July/August 2016.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Panellist: Tax Policy Aspects of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
2018 Tax Policy Research Symposium, Waterloo Centre for Taxation in a Global Economy, Toronto, Ontario, May 3, 2018.
Co-presenter: Income and Commodity Tax Considerations for the Sharing Economy
68th Annual Tax Conference, Calgary, Alberta, November 28, 2016.
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