V. Daniel Jankovic
Partner | Calgary
Calgary: 403-260-9725

Dan has a combined tax planning and tax disputes practice.

Dan practises corporate income tax law and advises on domestic and international tax planning matters, with a particular focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, investments by private equity and pension funds, divestitures, and debt restructurings. He also advises international clients looking to invest, commence or acquire business operations in Canada.

Dan also frequently represents domestic and international clients in tax disputes with Canadian revenue authorities.

Dan is fluent in French and Serbo-Croat.


Examples of recent significant transactions include:

  • Trinidad Drilling Ltd. on its C$505-million acquisition of CanElson Drilling Inc.

  • Cenovus Energy Inc. on its C$17.7-billion acquisition of assets from ConocoPhillips

  • Successful settlement with the Canada Revenue Agency after filing a judicial review application for Imperial Oil Limited

  • Suncor Energy Inc. in connection with the C$1.13-billion sale of its Petro-Canada lubricants division to HollyFrontier Corporation

  • Agrium Inc. in connection with a series of acquisitions related to its retail agriculture and fertilizer businesses in Alberta and Saskatchewan

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Co-author: Canada: Application and Interpretation of the Principal Purpose Test
International Tax Review, February 2018.
Author: Country-by-Country Reporting Legislation Implemented in Canada
International Tax Review, January 2017.
Contributing Author: Country Report - Canada
Tax Planning for International Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Restructurings, Kluwer Law International B.V., Fourth Edition, Vol. 1, 2017.
Co-author: New Canadian Payroll Withholding Tax Exemption
International Tax Review, February 2016.
Co-author: Is There A Difference Between "Processing" And "Distribution" In The LNG Context?
Canadian Tax Journal, pp. 751-761, Vol. 63, No. 3, November 20, 2015.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, November 2, 2015.
Co-author: Overview of the Proposed Amendments to Subsection 55(2)
Corporate Tax Planning Journal, Vol. XIII, No. 3, pp. 728-732, Federated Press, 2015.
Co-author: Corporate Tax Measures in Canada's 2015 Budget
Tax Planning International Review, Bloomberg BNA, Vol. 42, No 5, pp. 12-16, London, England, May 2015.
Co-author: Can Interest Accrue Before a GAAR Notice of Assessment Is Issued?
Canadian Tax Journal, pp. 239-244, Vol. 63, No. 1, 2015.
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Co-presenter: Negotiating Tax Settlements Canadian Tax Foundation
Preventing, Navigating & Resolving Tax Disputes Conference, Montreal, Quebec, May 24-25, 2018.
Co-presenter: International Tax Issues for Partnerships International Fiscal Association
2018 Canada International Tax Conference, Calgary, Alberta, May 15-16, 2018.
Presenter: Top 10 Tax Planning & Litigation Points
Tax Executives Institute, Inc., Calgary, Alberta, March 14, 2018.
Co-presenter: Cash Pooling Arrangements
Canadian Petroleum Tax Society Fall Lecture Series, Calgary, Alberta, November 9, 2017.
Presenter: Tax Considerations in Securities Transactions
Canadian Bar Association, Alberta Securities Section, Calgary, Alberta, October 18, 2017.
Co-presenter: Planning Your Commercial Transaction in Anticipation of a Tax Dispute
Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Calgary, Alberta, June 2017.
Co-presenter: Corporate Reorganizations - A Primer
Canadian Tax Foundation, 68th National Conference Workshop, Calgary, Alberta, November 27, 2016.
Presenter: Update on Subsection 55(2)
Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Annual Conference, Calgary, Alberta, October 27, 2016.
Presenter: Recent Canadian Elections & Tax Implications for the Oil & Gas Industry
2015 Argus Canadian NGL Summit, Argus Media Limited, Calgary, Alberta, November 3, 2015.
Co-presenter: Recent CRA Rulings & Interpretations
Canadian Petroleum Tax Society, Calgary, Alberta, October 21, 2015.
Co-presenter: Recent Court Decisions
2015 Prairie Provinces Tax Conference, Canadian Tax Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, June 1-2, 2015.
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